Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Aristocrats: King And Caroline

Guided By Voices - King And Caroline [purchase]

The drunken jesters of the Indie Rock Empire wax rhapsodic about the aristocracy. One of GBV's many perfect vignettes, it has several appealing elements: A killer bass line, the wobbly harmony between the bass and guitar, Bob Pollard's keening voice, especially at the "Overrun by the rank/Roll over like an egg" line, and Tobin Sprout's vocal harmonies coming in at the coda. 94 seconds of perfectly skewed pop economy.

And the wisdom they will sell ...

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