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Song of the Day 11/18/08

The top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1. Today’s is #616:

Les Thugs – Bulgarian Blues

These adventurous, artsy, sometimes minimalist French punk rockers hit their peak in the late 80s. Their English lyrics are not their strong suit, but at their best they wrote assaultive, frequently hypnotic songs with layers and layers of roaring reverb guitar. This one from 1988 is their best, with a long, incendiary instrumental outro that goes on and on. Both the superior studio version as well as some intriguing but sonically dodgy live takes are available at the usual mp3 sites.

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November 18, 2008 - Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , ,

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