Monday, July 07, 2008

Tennessee Silly'uns

Everything we've ever heard before from The Hold Steady has left us feeling 'hmm...okay'. Until now, that is, with the release today of 'Sequestered in Memphis' (streamed in full on their MySpace page), which takes their Springsteen/Costello schtick and delivers it several levels up with a barnstorming chorus which we intend to roar loudly when we're drunk very often indeed.

More fist-pumping fun than a Nadal/Federer five-setter, then, but if you feel the need for intellectual justification for enjoying a choon, wordnerds can glory in the bands' purloining of 'sequestered' into the rock lexicon, stealing for themselves a Parallax View Single Of The Week, in the process.

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Blogger Ben said...

And to think - they were supposed to be warming up for Shakin' Stevens on the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday of Glasto. Never mind...

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait to see what warming really is.


3:16 AM  
Blogger JC Skinner said...

Have to disagree, Ken. They're an epic band, especially live.
The last album might be a bit pop-rock for some (then again, they're possibly not listening to the lyrics which are superlative).
But the latest one is, as they say in Belfast, heavier than a sack of donkey bollocks.
In short, it rocks like Ethiopian jazz.

3:15 AM  

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