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Dion: Runaround Sue

Gene Sculatti, EMI/Right Stuff, 1993

One of the few good things left in the current morass of ‘oldies’ radio is the element of surprise. In a world where the same 300 tunes recycle endlessly like some infernally jammed Maytag, the fresh, revitalizing impact that ‘Runaround Sue’ occasions every time it pops up is inspiring. Born at a party in the Bronx and recorded at Manhattan's Bell Sound studios, ‘Sue’ at 32 is every bit the classic that ‘Johnny B. Goode’ or ‘Satisfaction’ is.

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