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Song of the Day: INXS & Jimmy Barnes' 'Good Times'

Published August 14, 2012 4:40 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

For all of those fans of "The Lost Boys," here is a song from Jimmy Barnes and INXS from the soundtrack that isn't about much more than the title indicates: "Good Times."

Memories of this song are two: 1) I once had a crush on a girl named Mary, and this song reminds me of one of those young crushes;

2) This is the song that was playing from some boombox inside the inner cemented quad right after I graduated from being a freshman into a sophomore at the Coast Guard Academy. We were with our new shoulderboards signifying our new rarefied status, with our seabags at our side, ready to be wisked away to a waiting Coast Guard summer for summer training. The ensuing summer sucked, but at least I was a third-class cadet, rather than one more sad tale from a fourth-class nothing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9uO5unKfHE

And the video ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1YlviwvrxQ