MP3: Fatboy - The way we were
I can hang with some Nisse Hellberg and other revivalists such as The Blasters/Dave Alvin, but more modern rockabilly falls short as pointless nostalgia. However, when bands like Fatboy go for the old-fashioned torch song ballad, I can dig it. Obviously, that's the basis of Weeping Willows' entire career and I fully back them, so why should these guys be any different? And I always appreciate anyone who's willing to send me the LP version, especially when they've got cover art like this. Add an ex-member of Whale? Sure, why not? As for the song itself, Fatboy and Sarah Dawn Finer attempt to spice up the old formula with an extra bite, but really, the mild expletives are unnecessary and unfitting. They only serve to distract. So yeah, it won't ever compete with any classic Tammy Wynette weepers ("Don't wanna play house" and "D-I-V-O-R-C-E", to name two), but it's okay. In fact, that pretty much sums up my thoughts on Fatboy in general: just okay.
Fatboy - The way we were (ft. Sarah Dawn Finer)