Billy Bragg - Saturday Boy (live)
I do not—I can not—blame Billy Bragg the the generations of emo singer/songwriters he begat. His album Back To Basics is a showcase of earnest, personal, beautiful songwriting…and yes, I listened to the album virtually nonstop for a long period in the mid-1980s.
This live recording from 2006 shows off a Billy Bragg who is much older than the one who wrote this song, but who can still perform it with the same conviction he had on the record, while letting in the perspective and humor that the years have brought. Listen.