Friday, 10 June 2005

Preview - Get Behind Me Satan

New album from the White Stripes! Get Behind Me Satan. Previewed (via Real Player) "Take, Take, Take", one of the songs. Hmmm. Mildly catchy, but it sounds pretty much like a lot of their tunes from De Stijl. Is that a good or bad thing? I love De Stijl.

Anyway, here's the Rolling Stone review, which predictably loves the album. (Read the review's first para, and it was clearly a Rob Sheffield piece.) I really have to check it out.

Turns out "Take, Take, Take" is about Rita Hayworth. That adds to the compendium of pop culture bits that refer to Hayworth, along with Stephen King's "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" (yeah, I can see why for cinematic purposes they had to shorten the name for the film) and Madonna's "Vogue".

I do like it when singers sing about random figures of obsession, such as REM speaking to Andy Kaufman in "Man on the Moon" or Nirvana in "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle".



"Blue Orchid" is also incredibly catchy; I expect it to wear out within the next 7 to 8 listenings. Nice site, btw.


Thanks ss... I'm going to appreciate the album one song by one song, like a fine wine...


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