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Song of the Day 1/8/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown continues, one day at a time all the way to #1. Thursday’s is #566:

The Slickee Boys – Dream Lovers

Along with True West, this DC quintet were the best of the psychedelic revivalist bands of the 80s. While their California colleagues mined a janglier vein, the Slickee Boys were faster, more punk and even more intense. On this scampering alienation anthem from their uncharacteristically lacklustre 1985 lp Uh Oh No Breaks, lead guitarist Marshall Keith opens it up with one of his typically sizzling, soaring riffs and then takes a killer solo out. The best version is the one from the album (still available!), although there are a bunch of live tracks out there as well. The band still regularly plays “reunion” shows in the DC area.

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January 8, 2009 - Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert

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