The Kills – “Satellite” – 1.24.2012

 

‘Lost her behind the station
Lost her behind the moon
Operator, operator, dial her back
Operator put me through’

For a while I couldn’t figure out what Satellite reminded me of. When it came to me I was pleased to realize that it was an oldie from The Specials with the very appropriate name, Ghost Town. The Kills, a duo made up of British guitarist Jamie Hince (“Hotel”) and American singer Alison Mosshart (“VV”) may not rock as hard as The White Stripes, but reign in the “duo” category for their style and taste. I may be biased because I have a sweet spot for female singers, but they get pretty rowdy with dualling vocals and a drum machine. In this particular song,  fuzzy reggae guitar upstrokes and a dark and drawn out wailing harmony put me in the mood to get ‘tatered’ at the local pubbery and cause some mischief.

 

 

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