I rarely take part in the “Throwback Thursday” internet meme, primarily because I just can’t handle yet another deadline. But then a former radio colleague dropped an item about an upcoming appearance of the Canadian band Chilliwack into my Facebook news feed yesterday, and I thought to myself, “Hmmmm … I remember something about that band,” but I didn’t recognize the song in the video he had included in the post.
Naturally, some Googling ensued … and I very quickly found the Chilliwack song I knew (and loved) and hadn’t heard in ages. Needless to say, “My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)” has been playing in my head ever since, and the timing made for a fairly effortless #ThrowbackThursday blog post.
If you were a young person in the early 80’s, or if you just appreciate a well-constructed pop song sung well (with tight harmony!), this should really ring your bell. (And why it didn’t make the “Gone Girl” movie soundtrack in some fashion is beyond me. 😉 )
I chose this particular video for the sound quality … which is a lot better than some of the grainy TV performances you can find on YouTube. So TURN IT UP LOUD!