This song is kind of crazy. The guys really turn up the heat on this one. I’d never heard of Hoist The Colors, but in the last five years or so the Irish folk music has really come on strong. I’m not sure if it’s really even folk or what it is, but it’s good music and the guys in this band take on a classic American song from the movie Stand By Me.
Gordie Lachance – Hoist The Colors
This is a really cool performance. The song is about coming of age as a young kid. Sometimes we’re just wandering through life trying to figure things out and we take it as it comes. In the movie the four friends has their lives changed forever one summer. They had an experience none of them would ever forget even though they would go their separate ways in the coming years.
That’s kind of what happens in life. We have friends for a period and then we kind of move on, but we never forget those good times we had.
Hoist The Colors are really interesting. They seem to have that rocking Irish edge to them and I’m sure that’s why they were included on the CMT Edge series. It’s a good addition because they have this track, which could be a classic country song and they do it really well.
What do you think of this track?
Do you remember it from the movie?
Listening to this kind of makes me want to watch Stand By Me again and for some weird reason I also want to watch the American version of The Departed.
CML Points: 82/100
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