Believe it or not, I’m actually in a good mood this evening. But I can’t talk about maudlin 60s AM-pop music without mentioning this baroque masterpiece by the Left Banke … the classic “Walk Away Renee.” The song just impels you to remember someone who broke your heart at some point (even if it was that little heartbreaker from your pre-school class who liked the boy who could build a bigger block castle than you were able to build … not that I’m bitter or anything), which prompts you to let out a heavy sigh. Yes, this is simpering adolescent angst at its most embarrassingly emotional. But it conveys simpering adolescent angst probably better than most other songs of its ilk.
Great song from a classic period in pop music.