Song of the Day, October 30: The Saturday Boy by Billy Bragg

BraggSatBoyToday’s song is a smart moment of nostalgia from Billy Bragg’s powerful “urbane folk” album Brewing Up. It retains the simple guitar-and-voice approach of his earlier work, adding just the right touches to expand the sound where needed.

The Saturday Boy is a perfect slice of life song, a reminiscence of a schoolboy crush. Bragg presents the story as a fond memory, with just enough of a bittersweet edge to make it absolutely real. The addition of a sprightly trumpet helps to anchor the track, giving it an old-fashioned flourish that wraps up the package nicely.

Enjoy this fun song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

2 Responses to Song of the Day, October 30: The Saturday Boy by Billy Bragg

  1. F.X.Rosica says:

    Always liked hearing Billy Bragg on the radio……easy to sing along, especially if you have a froggy voice like mine

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