Friday, February 17, 2006

Paul Kelly- Forty Miles To Saturday Night

It's Monday morning for this song.

John Fogerty’s "Almost Saturday Night" may be the greatest rock’n’roll song not written by someone named Berry, Holly or Diddley. Accordingly, it’s been widely imitated. One of the best attempts at capturing its exuberant yet clear-eyed spirit was made by Australia’s Paul Kelly. "Forty Miles To Saturday Night" hits several key elements of great songs- beer, lust, driving and blowing a paycheck. Aside from an unfortunate keyboard solo, this anthem still inspires me eighteen years after its release.

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