Songs for the apocalypse: Chris Isaak “Graduation Day”

I remember graduating myself the year this record came out and while it wouldn’t have exactly been the most cheery song to play at a graduation (“Watching the stars fall, a million dreams have all gone bad” – Er…) it circle round my head all day, and then successively working in higher education, twice a year ever since. The low key arrangement is stunning.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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