I felt like turning the clock on this post with a couple of my favorite tracks from The Samples’ The Last Drag (1993). I first got introduced to The Samples back in college, and this CD still sounds good. It’s a great album from top to bottom (my favorite kind), featuring Sean Kelly’s ethereal voice over top of dreamy pop-rock arrangements.
“Little Silver Ring” (track 1) was actually the first song I ever heard by The Samples, and those catchy harmonies and arrangements had me at hello.
However, my favorite track still remains the sweeping “The Streets In The Rain.” I love the beautiful melancholy of its wistful lyrics, and it swells to an excellent chorus that sadly only gets a full run-through only once.
MP3: The Streets In The Rain – The Samples
MP3: Little Silver Ring – The Samples