The Ataris-Boys of Summer

The fury of the guitars provide a wall of noise, pushing the chorus along of course but it does something else. Don Henley’s orginal is a paen to middle class nostalgia–it is a way to remember that warm summer nights occured. This single moves so quicky as a way to avoid the same kind of nostalgia. It is a way to forget that these summer nights will ever end.

The young sing along, drinking along with friends, driving along in the first car, the lust of bikini clad pretty girls, the lies that come from the innocence of first love–no one ever thinks the fun will end at 17–this is why the cover is more poignant then the boomer classic.