Thursday, April 10, 2008

Days of the Week: Friday On My Mind



The Easybeats: Friday On My Mind

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My wife stumbled across the Easybeats a few years ago and we’ve got five or six miscellaneous tracks in our collection, all fantastic. The band rode the wave of the British Invasion (despite being from Australia) to some degree of success in the mid-60s, this being their biggest hit.

This song fits into a subset of the "Days of the Week" theme: songs about payday and/or the weekend and/or just getting the hell off work so the fun can begin. (see also: the Vogues "5 O'Clock World" and Sam Cooke's "Another Saturday Night," among others.) This one definitely ranks among the best of 'em.

7 comments:

Mario B said...

Happy that someone have think about that one ! Great rock song !

Matt said...

Ahh... 'stralia!
Kudos and "bingo" to you!

Anonymous said...

Great tune!

Anonymous said...

yeah i love this. i think bowie does it on pin-ups

Anonymous said...

yeah i love this. i think bowie does it on pin-ups

Brendan said...

that's right i said it twice

Anonymous said...

I didn't know Bowie covered this song - I'll have to look for that.