Friday, April 29, 2005

This Song Really Winds Me Up

If you know Brett Taylor only from his acid-tinged satire and commentary on Saint Kansas, you may be surprised to discover his softer side. His original song "Victrola Girl" is a wistful, evocative hybrid of the Smiths and the Left Banke. It's also the best song I've heard in 6/8 time since the Turtles' "Grim Reaper of Love."