Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Streets of Your Town
A whole novel in two verses and a bridge. By the Go-Betweens. Sorry about the jumpy beginning and sound quality.
It's that footsteppy rim shot repetition, with the merry-go-round rhythm, evoking a feeling of cycling in place while moving. And the absolutely to die for cotton candy on the pier guitars. The way each verse almost tells a story, both musically and in the lyrics—but keeps catching itself. Clearly it's a song about death, the attempt to live down a trauma, withdrawal, depression. But we only see it in glimspes.