Thursday, March 25, 2010

Song of the Day: PJ Harvey - Good Fortune

I celebrate PJ Harvey's entire catalog, but Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea is my favorite album. Is it that it's more rock (pop almost) than blues? Is it the 9/11 prescience of "This Mess We're In" (featuring Thom Yorke)?

Well it could be "Good Fortune," easily one of the most catchy and upbeat songs PJ Harvey has recorded. Her voice, always powerful, sounds like a cross between Chrissie Hynde, Patti Smith and Karen O here.

I remember reading somewhere years ago that Flea said he would swim across the ocean just to play one note on a PJ Harvey record. I think that about sums it up for me.

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