Saturday, January 16, 2010

Four-Legged Friends: The Puppy Song

Harry Nilsson: The Puppy Song


Victoria Williams: The Puppy Song


On the surface, this early Harry Nilsson delicacy is a perfect slice of delicious 1969 poptimism, a fun little soft-shoe ditty about wishing for a puppy. Lift the sunshiny childlike innocence, however, and you'll find a subtle dig at the status quo in the narrator's longing for playful, eternal companionship away from the rules of society and crowds. The ever-sweet Victoria Williams gets the balance just right, too.

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