Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Fireflies

The FirefliesThese guys were around for a few years in the late 50s and early 60s but they weren’t hugely successful, perhaps because they named themselves after an insect. (Yes yes I know about The Crickets and The Beatles, but The Crickets had Buddy Holly and The Beatles were not exactly The Beetles). They only had one other minor hit besides You Were Mine.

The Fireflies:

You Were Mine – The weirdest thing about this record is the squeaky female voice making noise in the background. Otherwise it’s a fairly straightforward late 50s (fall, 1959) ballad proclaiming both pride of (former) ownership and an obvious sense of loss.

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