A curious turn of phrase

Now this is some strange writing:

If the Teenage Death Song wasn’t dead itself by 1965 — and it wasn’t — it certainly wasn’t because Jimmy Cross didn’t do his darnedest to put the last few nails in its coffin, so to speak. A preposterously funny sendup of the genre in general and of “Leader of the Pack” and “Last Kiss” in particular, Cross’ one chart record, written by Perry Botkin, Jr. and Gil Garfield, is impossible to describe without giving away the joke, but I assure you, he does get his baby back, one way or another.

The last time I saw something like that was, let me see now, oh, yes, here.





1 comment

  1. Old Grouch »

    5 January 2009 · 7:54 pm

    HAH!

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