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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