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Song of the Day 11/7/08

OK, OK, enough politics. Continuing the countdown of the top 666 songs of alltime one day at a time all the way to #1. Today’s is #627:

The Walkabouts – Promised

Long, heartbreaking, exhausted steel guitar-driven country dirge by this extraordinary Seattle band from the late 80s/early 90s who started out sort of punkabilly like X, then went way, way dark and these days, since relocating to Germany about ten years ago, have been mining a beautifully brooding orchestrated rock vein. One of frontman Chris Eckman’s best lyrics: “Never played the main event/always played the sideshow tent.” From the cd Setting the Woods on Fire. Download it free here.

November 7, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , ,

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