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Song of the Day 10/8/08

The countdown continues from #666 all the way to the best one ever. Today’s song is #657:

John Prine – Mexican Home

“Last night it got so hot outside, you could hardly breathe,” Prine drawls in this death-obsessed, viscerally intense country-rock dirge driven by haunting organ and a sweet horn chart that rises as the chorus kicks in. Obviously, he never intended it to have the universality it’s taken on in the age of global warming. Available at most of the file-trading sites; if you prefer an album version, check your local used vinyl store (beware the horribly remastered cd reissue) for the 1973 album Sweet Revenge.

October 7, 2008 Posted by | Music | , , , , , | Leave a comment