Thursday, February 3, 2011

1000 SONGS- DAY 27 - Song #47

Day 27 - A song you hear often on the radio

I do not listen to the radio too much in these times (sad, but true); I remember that there was a time when I was intensily working on interpreting Nietzsche, I used to listen (while doing that work) to FM4, an Austrian mainstream-alternative radio station (or somewhat like that). There was a period during that time, when they used to play PEARL JAM's Version of LAST KISS almost every day. One thing I could understand, since this is a really fine song. Did not manage to find that particular version on UTUBE (thank you SONY Music Entertainment), but some live renderings of it, here is one I feel comfortable with (not with the sound quality, though - but Eddie talking castellano, this is nice):




Many people think that this is a Pearl Jam song, written by Eddie Vedder or the like. To the contrary, it has been written by Wayne Cochran - the man with the unbelievable hairdo (rendered as a pompadour on wikipedia) - , who did the original recording in 1961, with no effect on the charts, so there was a second recording done in 1963. Guess, what Wayne is doing now - right answer: he has become A Voice for Jesus. Be that as it may, here is the 1961 version:



Then there is the redone version from 1963:



And, among others, there has also been done a recording of the song by J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers:

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