As we enter Day 2 of "Under the Covers" Week, we find out that Matthew Sweet and Susannah Hoffs loved their jangle pop in the '80s with the great find of The Bongos and their oddly named song The Bulrushes.
The Bongos were formed in New Jersey and in the 1982 they caught some attention for The Bulrushes. For those not wanting to go immediately to dictionary.com, a bulrush is an aquatic, marshy plant that is most notably associated in Old Testament book of Exodus with the infant Moses being placed in the Nile River and found floating in a bulrush ark (cradle). In the song, The Bongos cryptically sing about a girl named Sally looking for baby Moses, but what the song means is anybody's guess.
Richard Barone, lead singer of The Bongos, is still keeping the band name alive and in 2007 released a new version of "The Bulrushes". In 2013, he released their previously shelved 1986 Bongos album "Phantom Train."