review : With his singular retro-rock vision, Chris Isaak had already graduated from cult figure to music-video heartthrob when he delivered this 1995 album. But if all the surface elements are intact, he has assimilated his chief vocal influences, Orbison and
Elvis, even further, and Isaak's songs dig even deeper into his favorite
subject, heartbreak, to shorten the distance between writer and singer. "Baby Did a
Bad, Bad Thing," the set's opener, employs the same growling rock-speak as George Thorogood's notorious
"Bad to the Bone," but without a trace of irony--Isaak lashes the listener with the torment of a betrayed lover, telegraphing
fear, desire, and anguish as he wheels from rumbling accusations to keening falsetto cries.
Elsewhere, he withdraws to the more lyrical croon of his previous
work, his band wreathed with the throbbing tremolo and ghostly reverb that are their natural
elements. There's a folk-rock jangle to the lovely, forlorn
"Somebody's Crying," a disarming directness to the simple but aching title
song, and another burst of fevered agony, "Go Walking Down There,"which gallops over a perfect
mid-'60s guitar arrangement. For all its letter-perfect
allusiveness, though, Forever Blue feels authentically
heartbroken, not just cleverly crafted. --Sam Sutherland.
: Baby did a bad bad thing is included on the
soundtrack of Eyes wide shut (Kubrick -1999).
favorite tune : Probably Graduation Day... But the rest is awesome too !
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song title to see the lyrics :
did a bad bad thing
Go walking down there
Don't leave me on my own
Things go wrong
There she goes
Changed your mind
Shadows in a mirror
end of everything