Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The Summer Sun
“'Summer Sun'…I had written with Alex Chilton, oh, I guess in about 1978 or '77, in New York.”
In the second of a series of summer songs set to become so legendary that future historians are already sharpening their pencils to write the full story of how the series came to pass, comes The Summer Sun by Chris Stamey (with a little help from Alex Chilton).
Outside, this July day is grey and foreboding, but with The Summer Sun the weather is always bright, the time is always 1967 and the place Carnaby Street or Haight-Ashbury.
Kind of like The Kinks’ knack for strident power pop with a sunny theme (Love Me Till The Sun Shines, Waterloo Sunset, Sunny Afternoon…) only a little more upbeat, The Summer Sun is officially summer.
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