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Song of the Day 3/17/09

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Tuesday’s song is #498:

Lloyd Cole – Brand New Friend

Cole’s one classic album, 1986’s Easy Pieces, was produced by the same team that did Elvis Costello’s Punch the Clock, who gave its gorgeous, upbeat, snarlingly literate songs a similar robust, frequently horn-driven sheen. Suddenly it looked like Costello had some competition. Sadly for Cole, it was pretty much downhill from there. This is a gorgeously swaying, understatedly bitter, accordion-driven  expansion on an old Jim Morrison lyrical riff. Mp3s are everywhere; the link above is youtube clip of the original video.  

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March 17, 2009 - Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , ,

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