My Top 1000 Songs #438: '74-'75
The Connells have loads of gorgeous, jangly ballads, full of hum-along melodies and sweet, mellow vibes. So it was kinda interesting that this one in particular, from 1993's superb Ring, was the one that won the band a little (short-lived?) attention beyond the college radio confines. I mean, yeah, "'74-'75" is fucking gorgeous, gentle and heartfelt and warmly endearing; but, still, how did this particular track get the nod, when their more upbeat, ridiculously catchy radio-friendly tunes like "Stone Cold Yesterday" and "Slackjawed" and "Fun & Games" still feel like well-kept secrets?
On the other hand, "'74-'75" is 30 years old, and I still put it on pretty much every playlist, because who in their right mind doesn't like this song? Sometimes the record-buying public gets it right.Live 1995:Still a crowd-pleaser in 2019: