Archive | Jul 31, 2017

Certain Songs #948: Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – “Pretty Gone”

Album: Easy Pieces
Year: 1985

I’m guessing that to some people, this is one of the minor songs from Easy Pieces. But it actually looms large to me, because “Pretty Gone” is the song that actually inspired the original “Certain Songs” concept. Which was to write about songs that always reminds me of a specific moment in my life.

Won’t you put on your dress and come down to Magazine Avenue?

And while that concept has obviously mutated into the giant, never-ending beast that you now see in front of you, it doesn’t mean that the original handful of songs I wanted to write about — including “Safe European Home” and “Ramble Tamble