Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tales From the Great White North

Yesterday, having some unexpected spare time on my hands, I started putting together a mix-tape entitled Great Lost Singles of the Eighties, and I was moved to include the following guilty pleasure.

That's the 1982 hit (in Canada) "Your Daddy Don't Know," by the hit (in Canada) band Toronto (named for a city in Canada). To my ears, it's the greatest Rick Springfield song Rick Springfield never recorded, but for those of you inclined to dismiss it as merely vintage 80s cheese, I should note that in recent years it's been covered, note for note, by the New Pornographers (also from Canada). With Neko singing lead, 'natch.