Radar Love

Handwritten page of a diary dated March 1, 1994

don’t get me wrong, I love R.E.M. — and their song “Sweetness Follows” is awesome. But dudes! Why did you do a cover of RADAR LOVE? How could you??????? You have a ton of primo songs. But “Radar Love” BELONGS TO Golden Earring, which I think is a Dutch group. And what other American hits are done by Dutch guys? OK, there was “Venus” by Shocking Blue, but the lead singer on that was a chick, very hot if I recall. I thought all Dutch chicks were good-looking blondes — but the Venus singer had dark, dark hair when I saw her. “Black as a dark night she was. Got what no one else had. She’s got it. Yeah baby she’s got it. Well, I’m your Venus I’m your …” I don’t know the rest of that line. I asked a bunch of different people what they think it is, and they all disagree. That’s one good thing about “Radar Love.” When they say “I been drivin’ all night my hand wet on the wheel” or “Radio’s playin’ some forgotten song, Brenda Lee’s comin’ on strong” you know what that Dutch guy is saying for SURE.

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