Monday, February 13, 2017
Christopher Walken - Come and Get Your Love
Christopher Walken is five years older than I am, but we're both kids from Queens. He was raised in Astoria, and my grandmother had a funeral parlor in Astoria, so we spent a certain about of time within a mile or two of one another in the 1950s, let's say. (I lived on the other side of La Guardia Airport, in College Point.)
Man, I took a lot of flak from my hipster friends for loving this song when it was released, and thereafter, too. Somehow, my high-brow friends thought that it was too pop, or too gimmicky. I still love it. And I'm very gratified, and I feel somewhat validated, to discover that Mr. Walken also finds it a worthwhile musical expression.