Modern English – I Melt With You
perhaps the most released, re-released, regurgitated single of the 80’s….
That said, I remember the first time I heard “I Melt With You”, Modern English’s magnum opus.
Benny Jimmerson (real names changed to protect those who are no longer 18 and Fluevog obsessed…) left his record collection at my house, borrowed $500 (from moi) and disappeared. The rumor was that Benny Jimmerson was hanging tough in Seattle, checking out some super stylish Fluevogs with pointed toes. Hmm.
Things might have been different had said record collection consisted of something other than Stock Aitken Waterman 10″ and 12″ singles. But things were not different so Benny Jimmerson’s record collection was loaded into the back of Lonica Mee’s (another real name change to protect those who no longer drive Ford Pintos) baby blue Ford Pinto and cashed out at Off the Record (name not changed, FYI).
Fifteen dollars later we were lounging at Lonica’s pad, chatting about the scourge that was bois, boys, BOYS, and listening to the one 12″ bit of vinyl that survived…
I Melt With You