Into the Groovy #2 - "A Girl Like You"

@teamfreak16 (36728)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 24, 2016 3:06pm CST
Edwyn Collins was the vocalist/guitarist for the alternative band Orange Juice before embarking on a solo career. In the 90's, Collins hit big with his tune "A Girl Like You," thanks in part to it's use in the movie Empire Records. "A Girl Like You," however, is a terrific song that deserved it's hit status, movie soundtrack or not. Collins effectively combined his Bowie-esque vocals with Ernie Isley-style fuzz guitar, resulting in a catchy as hell song. It also contains one of my all-time favorite lyrics: "too many protest singers, not enough protest songs." The link will take you to the official video.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
24 Mar 16
Dancing music for me Scott! Can feel this one. This song is insanely powerful! That guitar makes me shiver
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@teamfreak16 (36728)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Mar 16
It's a favorite for sure. I also dig his guitar play.
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@Ronrybs (7132)
• London, England
24 Mar 16
Can't place it, but really sure I've heard it
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@teamfreak16 (36728)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Mar 16
Yeah, who knows. I don't even remember where I first heard it.
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@JohnRoberts (41206)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Mar 16
I loved this song! Edwyn Collins was sort of a one hit wonder with this. You are right that he had a Bowie like voice. Rather deep. It got heavy play on KROQ.
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@teamfreak16 (36728)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Mar 16
I know. I've never heard anything else by him, that I know of.