Thursday, March 16, 2023

Moriah Formica covers Skid Row's "I Remember You" (1989)

YouTube offered me this recently thanks to its clever algorithms. I like dipping back into the music of my late teens and early 20s - when this first came out in January 1989 I had just turned 17, in Lower Sixth, trying to figure out the future. It's one of those that nearly wore out my Walkman on various bus journeys, and one I learned to play on my first guitar. It was originally by New Jersey rock band Skid Row; it's one of the songs that Norah Jones said made her want to be a musician. This is a really impressive live cover, virtually note-perfect on both the guitar and the soaring, searing, soothing vocal. 

"Wished ever after would be like this".