Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Buckinghams "Susan/Foreign Policy"
Let's keep this kind-of-psychedelic free ride going with some less wild but equally catchy leftist rock. First of all, I have to admit that this record is really fucking warped. It looks like the devil pinched it and his super hot fingers created a lump in the edge. So the beginnings of both songs suffer in varying amounts. Foreign Policy kind of gets mangled but what doesn't? Anyway, Susan is one hell of a JAM! These dudes don't waste one second before laying down a hundred and one extremely satisfying melodies. Impressive work! Foreign Policy seems to contain some seriously political content! It's about peace and war and hunger and pain and all this heavy stuff. It also contains all these strings and horns and those big drums that you hit with mallets in an orchestra. Plus at the end it gets really weird!