As far as catchy 80’s Celtic-rock songs go, ‘Fisherman’s Blues’ is right up there with ‘Come On Eileen’ (Dexy’s Midnight Runners) and ‘Home for a Rest’ (Spirit of the West). The reason this song takes the prize as SOTD is that it takes a pretty damn good song to convince me (an avid disliker of all things fishing) that fishing may not be that bad… That’s all there is to it, the Waterboys saw their most challenging audience yet, in me, and they nailed it.

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