Mink DeVille, Mixed Up Shook Up Girl

I can’t believe we haven’t posted this one before. This is one of my favorite songs of all time.

Willy DeVille’s romantic songs kill me. This is pitch perfect, as is the whole Cabretta album. This music was taken at the time as some sort of revivalism, which as Gene said in the earlier post wasn’t handled all that much by the critics of the time, but that view misses the genius that somehow transforms that old time into the modern age. These songs aren’t oldie goldie mimicry but cries from the heart that use the languages available to express themselves most fully and directly.

In other words, rock ‘n’ roll.



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