Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dr. Dog "Broken Heart"

Barbara and I spent a bunch of time listening to new songs to possibly add to rotation at MVY.

This Dr. Dog song is a good example of a tune that, out of context, sounds really great.

Both Barbara and I wanted to discuss this one, as we'd both been listening to and enjoying it.

It's a really great sounding, unusual sounding track, with slightly off-kilter but hooky harmonies in the chorus, and a brief but slightly unhinged guitar solo.  And when the songs heads into the home stretch, it takes on the weird anthemic nature of a David Bowie song.

All of this makes the tune really compelling on its own.

But listening to it in the context of the station---thinking about it being sandwiched between a Ryan Adams song and an Allman Brothers song---it just doesn't seem like its a sonic fit for the station.

What do you think?

Hear the song on Youtube.

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