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Song of the Day 9/30/08

If you’ve been reading the front page here, you’ve noticed that Lucid Culture has a new feature. Regardless of whether we have anything else to report, every day we count down the 666 greatest songs of alltime, on the way to #1. The complete list is at the top of the page.

 

Today’s song:

 

665. The Shadows – Man of Mystery

 

The Shadows got their start backing British pop star Cliff Richard in the 50s before branching out as an instrumental unit, playing twangy, reverb-laden surf and theme music in the same vein as the Ventures. This is arguably their best, a deliciously ominous series of major and minor chords working their way down the scale. Easily found on the file-trading sites; if you’re looking for an album version, it’s on 20 Golden Greats and The Shadows Are Go.

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September 30, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , | Leave a comment