Yep. I've got plenty of those song associations.

That's because pop songs,in particular, are magnets for memories and associations. Any decent pop song should feel like it's full of the sweet fizzy now when it's released. Which means that it never takes long to become full of the poignantly particular then.

This is why people my age hang on to racks of dusty unplayed vinyl. They're not just record collections. They're diaries. They're a catalogue of former editions of ourselves. And the memories that they prompt usually are visual - a moment or a scene, rather than a story.

All of which was probably expressed more poetically in Saint Etienne's 'Teeenage Winter'...

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