Tuesday, 21 April 2009

I Kinda Think He Does-Carla Thomas

Great single from the Stax label and Carla Thomas, 'The Memphis Queen'.
As much as I love the vocal on this I think it's the lyric's that clinch it for me. The use of the word 'kinda' and lines like 'at least he tells me so' always dragging the song back into doubt is genius.
The way that the lyric is downbeat, ironic,almost comedic but not quite, reminds me of The Smiths, whom I'm sure were inspired by this kind of stuff.

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