Anglo For Your Ear: Korgis’ “Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime”

When Beck‘s version of this 1980 classic played at the end of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, I thought, “This song would sound a lot better sung by a woman.” Thank God for the original. Korgis lead singer James Warren may be a biological male, but his wispy, womanly tenor lends the song a sense of melancholy Mr. Hansen can’t match.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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