Throwback Thursday — David Ball’s ’12-12-84′
As the year’s have gone by, those seem to be few and far between. But every now and again we get someone with a real nice twang.
I remember when David Ball came out in the early 90s and I instantly became a big fan. Of course, he didn’t go on to a huge career but he did have some solid hits, including his debut “Thinkin’ Problem” to a late career resurrection with a poignant tune of a deceased soldier called “Riding With Private Malone”.
But, most David Ball fans go back to that first album and all the solid songs on it. I wore that album (cassette) out in my Ford Escort from the day I got it to the day it dragged too much and I had to “convert” to a CD version.
One of the neatest songs on the album I always think about every December 12th is aptly titled “12-12-84″.
“12-12-84, ten o’clock at night, funny how you remember so certain moments in your life.”
It indeed is a lost love song and the mistakes we as men make. However, there has always been something about the song that is quite a bit universal and we can apply to other aspects of our life.
On this 12th day of December, we throwback to you, true honky tonker David Ball.