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In a recent interview with L.A.’s Le Switch (playing Spaceland October 18th) the band’s Aaron Kyle and Maria DeLuca brought up The Crystals ominous, Phil Spector produced/Carole King penned, hit “He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss).” A fantastic song from a bygone era, the tune was expertly covered by Grizzly Bear earlier this year for a KEXP session. If you missed it last time, tune in below.

“Grizzly Bear recaptures the sadness and misguided yearning that songwriters Gerry Goffin and Carole King originally intended for the song. It was a mesmerizing moment — beautiful, magical and not soon to be forgotten”– Cheryl Waters, NPR

Download:
MP3:
The Chrystals :: He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)

MP3: Grizzly Bear :: He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss) (KEXP Pop Sessions)
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6 Responses to “The Chrystals :: He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)”

  1. I played this song for an intellectual friend at a party a couple years ago off the Back To Mono (awesom) box. I was presenting it as a cultural artifact and saying ‘wow, isn’t this a fantastic gem?’ but I was shunned. They couldn’t understand my appreciation of it. aww screw them.

  2. the studio recorded version on the new EP is even better

  3. There’s also a version around by Hole. I thought that seemed a pretty apt song for Courtney Love….

  4. You’re awesome, you give me the best damn music suggestions. Thank you very much.

  5. I loved the way Spiritualized bastardised the song title, “She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit)”….Jason Pearce in drugs reference shocker.

    Great blog, btw.

  6. This is one of the creepiest songs I have ever heard. And I like it. It may be the first punk song.

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