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Radio 69, side B, track 4: “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak - Wicked GameOh, Chris Isaak, I don’t have any specific memories of this one when I first heard it on the radio other than that I thought it was amazing.  But I do have a more recent memory of it from a few years back.  While I have always appreciated your voice and your sense of humor, my wife is the real fan.  So when I saw that the local radio station here in Austin was giving out tickets to your concert at the ACL theater, I figured what the hell.  I’m not a concert-goer, what with my anxiety and all, but I thought it would be a nice surprise for my wife.  Plus, I didn’t think there was any chance I’d win, so no pressure.

But what do you know, I won!  And so my wife and I attended your concert.  We were in the very, very last row at the very top of balcony, but they ended up being great seats.  And the concert was amazing.  I’ve only been to maybe five concerts in my life, and this was the second best one (the best one was when I went to see Garth Brooks, but that’s a story for another time).  Had it not been for Garth Brooks, this would definitely have been my favorite.  You played for like 3 hours or something because you loved the theater so much.  You’re just a fantastic performer, Chris Isaak, and thanks to my radio stations, I got to listen to you as a kid AND see you live with my wonderful wife.  And of course you played this one at the concert and it was as hauntingly beautiful two decades later as it was when I first recorded it off the radio.

lyrics to “Wicked Game”

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