Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Shields

Another group that I didn’t have for a long time. Their one hit I got from the Doo Wop Box.

The Shields:

You Cheated – Cheating is such a hard thing to deal with, so difficult to capture in music with any degree of emotional reality. Still, that doesn’t stop anyone from trying. Anger is what we hear here, valid enough. Love is something you know nothing about, proclaims our hero, to his loved one, of whom he accuses of everything bad. Still he says, love me, like I love you, with totally misguided optimism, willing to forgive everything.. This is doo-wop in excelsis, from the fall of 1958.

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