Sunday, June 19, 2011

Weekly Classics: The Coasters: Down in Mexico

     Instead of a review, today, I've tweaked the design of the blog (so you did notice!) and thought to start another string of posts. These will be weekly, and will hopefully bring you some classics that I'm sure you'll love! Most of you will probably recognise this song from the 1970 re-recording for Quentin Tarantino's film, Death Proof, which isn't actually that bad a movie! The original track however, was recorded in 1956 and is for me, a R&B classic from Los Angeles doo-wop quintet, The Coasters. Written by songwriting team Leiber and Stoller with the group, the three minutes that make up 'Down in Mexico' feel fresh even now. There is that element of story-telling that makes what The Coasters do so fantastic. The lyrics bop and groove along with a brilliant melody that warrants any music lover's attention. Check out the Youtube video below to hear this absolute gem!