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Song of the Day 11/14/08

Counting down the top 666 songs of alltime one day at a time all the way to #1. today’s is #620:

 Erica Smith & the 99 Cent Dreams – See You in the Morning

About as obscure as a song can possibly be. It doesn’t appear that the panstylistic New York rock goddess has ever played the song live, and the only versions extant are unreleased studio outtakes which, predictably, are nowhere to be found online. It’s a terrifyingly sad 6/8 narrative with an early 60s noir pop feel, told from the point of a little girl who’s just lost her mother. Simply one of the most scary, beautiful songs ever written, perhaps explaining why it hasn’t seen general circulation.

November 14, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | ,

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