|At S.U.N. headquarters, we receive 1,200 emails and 20 letters per day* from people complaining how we only write about new Swedish music, and don’t give any attention to older songs. Since we’re a real crowd pleasing gang, we’ve decided to start give you a taste of some tracks that weren’t released in 2008. First out is an golden oldie from the swinging ‘60s. It’s a cover of Australian Patsy Ann Nobles’ “Good looking boy”. The original is ok, but the cover by Lena Conradsson is much better (and the vocals are not as annoying either). They’ve changed the lyrics also from “Oh, my good looking boy yada yada” to “I’ve never been kissed, about that I should keep quiet” etc (sung in Swedish), which together with a better production give the song that Phil Spector quality which can make the difference between super cheesy and super great. Enjoy.
Lena Conradsson – Jag har aldrig blivit kysst
* rough, estimated numbers, all emails go to junk mail, I assume, and we don't have a postal address, but if we had I think this number would be quite accurate.
Labels: goldie oldies, Lena Conradsson