The Black Rainbow – My Sharona

The Black Rainbow
My Sharona

Y’know, you’ve got to worry about a band that sing something like,

“Never gonna stop, give it up
Such a dirty mind, always get it up
For the touch of the younger kind”

“My Sharona” may be a bit of a favourite at your local club on Retro Night, but for me, the song gives me the creeps. All that talk about dirty minds and youngsters sends shivers down the spine.

Favoured by many a covers band including, er, Nirvana (yes, they played it a few times) it is now the turn of The Black Rainbow to give us their interpretation of the early 80s new-wave hit.

The best thing they do is make it so short. The original version dragged on for what felt like a decade; The Black Rainbow, on the other hand, keep things under 90 seconds and quite right too. If you really must play this song, you might as well keep it to the bare minimum.