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Song of the Day 10/2/08

Yeah, yeah, haven’t put up a live review lately…stay tuned, lots of good stuff happening. Here’s today’s song as we count ’em down all the way to #1:

 

663. The Dog Show – All About Wrong

Like a whole bunch of late 90s/early zeros New York bands, the Dog Show was a spinoff of the late, lamented Douce Gimlet: frontman Jerome O’Brien was Douce Gimlet’s bass player. This is a beautiful, bitter, slowly crescendoing kiss-off ballad, pretty subtle until it hits the point where O’Brien stars railing that if the woman in question ever calls again, he’ll rip the phone off the wall. One of his most potent lyrics. The sonically best version is on the first Dog Show cd, simply titled Demo. While the song isn’t available on the file-sharing sites as far as we can tell, there are plenty of bootleg versions floating around: the best is live at the C-Note in New York in 2001, featuring Kurt Leege (future founder of the brilliant System Noise) doing a rare and absolutely gorgeous cameo on piano.

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October 2, 2008 Posted by | Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music | , , , , | Leave a comment