I certainly wasn’t the summer partier described in this tune, but the general melody, story, and the backup that sounds very suspiciously like Seger takes me back to in my memories to younger days when my dad and I would sing Seger and others late into the night and to the, um, …carefree doesn’t fit just right… total-lack-of-responsibility with which I enjoyed romance as a teenager. It’s not a cover, a remake, an update, or a rip-off, in my personal opinion. When you can so obviously pick out many other songs and artists’ work, you have to call it a tribute. Can you pick them all out?
Whether you’re a fan of this actual artist or not, give it a listen, and I’ll bet it will make you think of those days too.
By the way, when I get my boat, the very first thing I’ll add is a stripper pole.