My favorite album of hers remains Absolute Torch and Twang, lang’s wonderfully titled 1989 release. As the title suggests, that record is a perfect blend of her country and crooner sides.
I must confess to a complete ignorance of Cave’s work. I feel like I’ve heard the name more times than I can count, often cited as an influence by artists I admire, but I’ve never taken the time to explore the man’s music.
I’m grateful to Antonoff for giving me that opportunity.
An 80s New Wave band, a modern-day electro-pop artists, the Piano Man himself and now a country selection from the Dixie Chicks. Nice variety.
Now I know what a great song this is, and how great Billy Joel is, and I suspect most of my regular readers share that opinion… but the man does not get much respect in the “cool” circles. So I’m heartened to see Antonoff unabashedly express his appreciation for a great songwriter.
I’m somewhat familiar with Grimes because she showed up on a bunch of top ten lists a year back, but I’ve never really paid her much attention. I’ve featured one of her tracks on the blog but wasn’t very impressed by it.
This week I’m going to feature the five songs named by Jack Antonoff, guitarist for fun. and leader of new band Bleachers (which landed a SOTD mention a few weeks back).
This song appeared on only the early releases of that album, making it a bit of a collector’s item. Perhaps I’ll sell my copy one day and retire on the proceeds, as I might have done with my childhood Star Wars toys had my mother not given them away to a neighbor’s kid. (Just checking to see if you’re reading, mom!)