Wednesday, June 23, 2010

80s Jams #52: The Replacements "Kiss Me On The Bus" (1985)

A romantic love song, "Kiss Me on the Bus" offers an urgent plea from the smitten narrator for his crush to loosen up and join him in a spontaneous and public show of affection: "Your tongue, your transfer/Your hand, your answer/On the bus/Watch our reflection/On the bus/I can't stand no rejection...ooh if you knew how I felt now/You wouldn't act so adult now/Hurry, hurry, here comes my stop." With handclaps, sleigh bells, and a Chuck Berry-like guitar solo, the song -- from the college-radio classic Tim (1985) -- is an effervescent piece of pop from a band at the top of their game; the performances seem effortless and ebullient. -- Allmusic

I have to admit, this entry was supposed to be for "Unsatisfied" but I couldn't find any videos of it on Youtube, and so instead, "Kiss Me On The Bus..." Great performance regardless...

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