My Sunday Song – “Memories of You” by Kuni

For My Sunday Song #289, we are going deep with a cut called “Memories of You” from a band Jeff Scott Soto was in back in 1988 called Kuni. Soto was able to land a gig with the Japanese guitar virtuoso, Kuni, after his stint with Yngwie Malmsteen. The rest of the band included Mike Terrana on Drums, who played with Yngwie and Beau Nasty, as well as Douglas Taylor Baker on Bass, who also wound up playing with Beau Nasty. The album was called “Lookin’ For Action’ and that album had plenty of action on it.

The song is sad as our singer sits with a picture in his hand of a love gone wrong. They loved so deeply and he doesn’t understand what went wrong and why their love died. But it did and all he is stuck with is his memories. He is wondering if she feels the same way. Is she feeling the pain he is feeling. Is she missing him as much as he misses her. We don’t ever get the answer, just a beautiful song.

This is one of my favorite songs on the record (and there are a lot on this album), “Memories of You”, was written by Cary Sharef. It also might be Jeff’s best performance on the album. It is a power ballad or as close as you can get with Kuni, maybe a little heavier than what you’d expect for one, but works like one as the chorus is hooky and layered with tons of backing vocals. Soto shows off his range here and hits notes that will shatter glass. And don’t worry, every power ballad has a killer guitar solo and this one is no different. It starts off slow and then Kuni rips you a new one. He is a brilliant player and could shred with the best of them. This is also a big part of why I like this song.

Give the song and let me know what you think. I think this song could’ve been big in 1988, but sadly, never got any airplay that I am aware. Do you agree? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful and Happy Sunday!!


“Memories of You”

Sometimes I feel like

I just can’t go on,
Memories’ been haunting me.
I wonder, where did we go wrong,
Was it our destiny?

Looking at a picture of you and I,
Seems like we found what we wanted.
I can’t understand the reasons why,
Love had to die.

Do you feel like me,
do you feel the pain,
Do you need my love, again?

Memories of you

never fade away, memories of you.
Memories of you never fade away.

Standing alone in a world so cold,

Lost in the love you gave to me,
Yesterday’s gone I can’t let go,
I don’t wanna face reality.

Maybe one day a dream will come true,
And that’ll be the lucky one.
It’s been such a long and lonely time,
Feels like I just can’t go on.

Do you feel like me,
do you feel the pain,
Do you need my love, again?

(Memories of you)

never fade away, memories of you.
Memories of you never fade away.

(Memories of you)
never fade away, memories of you.
Memories of you never fade away.

(GuitarSolo)
Yeahhhhhhhhhh ‘-

(Memories of you)
never fade away, memories of you.
Memories of you never fade away.

(Memories of you)
never fade away, memories of you.
Memories of you never fade away.

Written by Cary Sharef

6 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Memories of You” by Kuni

  1. Did they lift that opening from QUEEN with the vocals. Not a bad track.. vocals are good but what sounds like a drum machine needs to go than again it was 88. Never ever heard of this until today.

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  2. Really good vocals and guitar work. I like the vocal harmonies and back and forth between Jeff and the rest of the band. However the click track drumming and non existant bass bring it down a few notches.

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