Kenny Rogers, Ten Years of Gold (1977)
Kenny Rogers was the sound of summer in Hawke’s Bay in the late 1970s and early 1980s – or rather, I should say, it was the sound of my summer, a crucial part of the summer soundtrack. I had no say in it by the way. My father had the tape in the car. My grandparents had the tapes and LPs. We’d spend a week or two out at Clifton beach and the parents would all get pissed while we were asleep in tents or peeking out through caravan blinds to see them campfire-yarning and deckchair-sitting. I saw Kenny in concert – about 20 years ago now – it was pretty fucking good. Knew every song, good band, hard to complain. But I own more Kenny Rogers albums than anyone could ever need. And this is one of them.
Sample Track: Lucille
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