The Age of Aquarius has played through my life – it was
here long before me, it’ll be here long after. It seemed
kitsch when I first heard it. Shortly after, it felt perfect.
It’s always seemed like a song that wasn’t written, that just
evolved into being. Hilarious, given it was made for a show –
the epitome of writing to order. But, that version by the
5th Dimension really pops, yo! Reminds you of the power
of a record. Some songs are immortal. Some records are
the greatest. And if you’re really lucky you’ll get the winning
combination: a record made of a song that kills. Such a
version. Such a wonder. That is the magic of music. Kitsch and
then suddenly – and forever – classic. It will outlast us all.