Episode 12: Lyrically Limber

On Side A we talk about one of the greatest unrequited love songs of all time, Romeo & Juliet by Dire Straits. The song has been covered by numerous artists such as The Indigo Girls & The Killers, to name a few. Contrary to popular belief, the song has little to do with the Capulets & Montagues and more to do with a fling between two rock n roll cats.  And when you’re ready to flip on over to Side B…Well…It seems that all roads lead to Jack White. And the road we took to get to Elvis Costello’s cover of “I Just Don’t Know What to do With Myself” not only lead us to Jack White but also to Dusty Springfield and Burt Bacharach. Sprinkle a little Sofia Coppola music video magic on top, and we’ve got ourselves a fine Side B.

Amanda McGovern