Friday, February 8, 2013

Song of the Day - Day 816

Today's song is...

The Long Grift

It just struck me how many really excellent covers TMBG has recorded. This is another case where I am completely unfamiliar with the original song, but that isn't unusual for me at all. My musical taste is very narrow. But I find that Flansburgh's voice is really well suited to this style of song. And I really like the dissonant guitar contrasted with the really pleasing string arrangement. And the lyrics fit right in with Flans' oeuvre of songs about love gone wrong. Having gone and listened to the original just now, I can also say, this cover is pretty spot on.

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