I’m not a great fan of J. Geils Band. They have all the elements of a band I should love: Jagger-esque singer, tough guitars, all the swagger rock ‘n roll can handle, but usually their songs leave me flat. “One Last Kiss” is a giant exception…at least for me. I love this song. When I was a kid and it was a very minor hit on FM radio I used to wonder why I didn’t hear it more often, like as regularly as one of Blue Oyster Cult‘s hits. It’s the only song by them beside their super-charged cover of “I’m Lookin’ for a Love,” that holds my interest and doesn’t get bogged down in Peter Wolf‘s jive act. It sounds like any number of anthemic Graham Parker & the Rumour songs that I love. Passion is no ordinary word, but I don’t think I’ve ever run into another rock nerd who will go to the mats for “One Last Kiss.” Does anyone like this song as much as I do?
What song do you possibly like more than anyone else you know? What typically unheralded song do you suspect you like more than anyone else on the planet?