Song of the day: Fischer-Z – "So Long"

July 29, 2009

I had completely forgotten about this song:

Fischer-Z* – “So Long” (1980)


It may not look like a power pop song, but it sure sounds like one (or, more accurately, a skinny tie song).

Listening to it again, I was struck by how much that bass line reminds me of the bass line in “Our Lips Are Sealed” (1981) by The Go-Go’s. See what you think:

The Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed (1981)


Incidentally, the title “So Long” reminds me of ABBA‘s song of the same name (I wonder how many “So Long”s there are out there…). It’s a great** bit of rockin’ from the Spandex-wearin’, semi-bearded Fab Four in 1974:

ABBA – “So Long (1974)


(*Not to be confused with Fisher-Price.)

(**Well, I would say that because I’m an ABBA nut.)