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June 28, 2009

A Song for Sunday #19

Filed under: A Song for Sunday,Music — rmangum @ 8:38 pm

losstraitjacketsSometimes a good song is hiding inside a bad song. It just takes the right performer to bring it out. This is certainly the case with My Heart Will Go On, the Celine Dion blockbuster remade into a Tornados-style ballad by neo-surf band Los Straitjackets. Usually this sort of thing is appreciated purely on a kitsch level, but I think they reveal a genuinely beautiful tune here. Credit must be given to veteran film score composer James Horner, who wrote the music. I’ve seen Los Straitjackets once, at a little punk dive called Burt’s Tiki Lounge on State Street in Salt Lake City, with Big Sandy and the Pontani Sisters. I don’t know if they’ll be touring again soon, but I wouldn’t miss that line up if I were you.

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3 Comments »

  1. I dont know, maybe I’m crazy, but I didnt like that song “My heart will go on”
    I like Jo Staford and Patsy Cline 🙂

    Comment by themadjewess — July 9, 2009 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

    • Oh, believe me, I hated that song, especially during my senior year of high school when you heard it everywhere constantly (I also hated “Titanic”, and still do). But hearing a different approach to the same material can make all the difference.

      I dig Patsy Cline, too.

      That has no bearing on whether or not you’re crazy, though.

      Comment by rmangum — July 9, 2009 @ 11:10 pm | Reply

  2. You are a great writer. I dont know what the fascination with Titanic was all about. Oh, I am crazy!! 😉

    Comment by themadjewess — July 10, 2009 @ 2:29 pm | Reply


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