Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Fitted Shirt-Spoon

Spoon didn't really start to sound like their mature sound until the excellent, but slow-to-grow-on, effort Girls Can Tell. The Fitted Shirt sounds like a direct continuation of the classic rock sound of the late 70s. It begins with a Led Zeppelin beat and is gruesome sounding. The prominent musical thought being "Finish her!". There's no good finish here. I don't want to know what they're getting at, to be honest. But the song is more sophisticated than that and the fitted shirt theme is introduced along with, of all things, a harpsichord sound. I think a normal person would like this song just because of the Zeppelin feel. I like it because it has harmonizing in the middle and truly sounds like Spoon and nothing else.