Musical palate cleanser, not the Eagles edition

I hope you guys got “Hotel California” out of your system, but in case you didn’t, here’s Marah’s “Round-Eye Blues”, from their wonderful Kids in Philly album, to help.

That is such a brilliant mash-up of alt-country/roots rock (Steve Earle helped with the album), Springsteen sentiment and R&B references.  Not to mention the Phil Specter tribute that wraps the song – that forty-second lead in is sublime.  Topped with great lyrics about Vietnam, like this:

But late at night I could still hear the cries
Of three black guys I seen, take it in the face
I think about them, sweet Motown girls, they left behind
And the assholes that took their place
Just a fabulous song.  And a real palate cleanser…

 

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5 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, not the Eagles edition

  1. Dog in Fla

    Incoming Walther: I did not watch my buddies die face down in the muck so Operation Charlie don’t surf could domino the beaches of Southern California from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and up to Pismo like they did below the 17th Parallel. The departed died, like so many young men of his generation before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Angkor Watt, at Hill 364 before the Eagles guys were even backing up be my little baby now Ronstadt.These young men (not Henley and Frey who must have had low draft numbers or other priorities) gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling except at the No Country for Old Men lanes where the only way to emerge was on a plank.

  2. Dog in Fla

    The Round Eye intro is #1. At first, I thought it was South of I-10

  3. Scorpio Jones, III

    Thanks, man…no shit….thanks

  4. JC

    Thank you for this.

  5. SCDawg

    Thanks, just found a new band to check out.