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Songs of the Last Couple of Days

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Sunday’s song was #486:

The Saints – Brisbane

Lead guitarist Ed Kuepper’s finest moment in the band. This slowly burning epic is one of the great summer songs of alltime – it just radiates heat and defiance over listlessness. On an unexpectedly prophetic note, the song is subtitled “Security City” – little did the band know what was to come in the following decades. From the 1978 album Prehistoric Sounds.

 

Today’s is #485:

Rachelle Garniez – Quality Star

Arguably the noir-inclined, multistylistic New York chanteuse’s finest hour. It begins all starlit and atmospheric with eerie music-box piano, subtly building to an explosion on the chorus:

 

You say monsters like us don’t make good husbands and wives

But monsters

Lead such interesting lives

And I don’t know what you’re hoping the future might bring

But monsters

Make the best of everything

 

And the outro is pure redemption, pure revenge for anyone who’s ever been betrayed. From her classic 2003 cd Luckyday.

March 30, 2009 Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment