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This Weekend I’ll be listening to… songs that remind me of Summer or are about the Summer June 30, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

As noted previously there are songs that I reach for in late Autumn. And similarly in the Summer there are songs I’ll play precisely because they remind me of Summer, or one or other Summer in particular. Usually this is because they are about summer (natch) or I first heard them in various Summers. They’re a bit of a mixed bag, but here we go… and all contributions welcome…

Hawkwind – Hurry on Sundown
Always sounded summery to me – not least the chorus, ‘Hurry on Sundown, see what tomorrow brings’.

New Order – Dreams Never End
Was given the album this was on as a gift in the Summer of 1982. So while for some I’m sure it’s all chilly post-punk, for me it always conjures up sunny evenings.

Donna Summer – I Feel Love
See what I did there, but it’s true. Not just that synth line, but also released July 1977.

The Penelope[s] – Summer Life
From a few years back and French dance exponents. Genius.

Robert Forster – Warm Nights

The Cult – Sun King
New York, Summer 1989. It was hot. Got the album on cassette.

The Hold Steady – Constructive Summer
A homage to Husker Du’s Celebrated Summer and Joe Strummer. Kind of like it.

The Specials – Ghost Town
It’s not particularly summery but… Summer 1981 and UK cities went up in riots and this was kind of a soundtrack.

Rush – Summertime Blues
There are more versions of this than one would believe, Blue Cheer’s one is particularly good, but I like this one too.

The Undertones – Here Comes the Summer
Speaks for itself.

Jonathan Richman – Summer Feeling
Speaks for itself redux.

Sly & The Family Stone – Hot Fun in the Summertime
Still great.

Horslips – We Bring the Summer With Us
Always liked this.

ELO – Summer and Lightening
A group made for Summer in a way.

Sing-Sing – Feels Like Summer
Ex-Lush member producing melodic indie-pop to good effect.

Crosby Stills and Nash – Wooden Ships
Sung at Woodstock unless I am much mistaken.

Casino Versus Japan – Summer Clip

Type O Negative – Summer Breeze
Views differ on TON but this is a great cover.

Abba – Summer Night City
A classic.

The Bothy Band – Tiocfaidh an Samhradh (Summer will Come)
Really started listening to this the last year or so. Very appropriate.

Air – Alpha Beta Gaga
Kind of summery in its airbrushed way, but listened to this a lot over the summer of 2007 so that’s why it’s here.


1. Tomboktu - June 30, 2018

I don’t know if the music is to the taste of CLRers, but the video put to this certainly will interest some here.

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Mick 2 - July 1, 2018

Ha ha, the sneaky shot of a young Joe Higgins.

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