Monday, August 04, 2008

Song of the Week 8/1/08

Old 97's - "Rollerskate Skinny"

I wish Old 97's had done more songs from Satellite Rides Friday night at Webster Hall. (And I wish they didn't do that horrible electric arrangement of "Question," but I've been wary of Rhett Miller's song and arrangement judgement for a few years now so I shouldn't have been surprised.) At least they did "Rollerskate Skinny," my second favorite song on the album. The way Miller screams the line "I believe in love, but it don't believe in meeeeee" has always slayed me.

Really, that re-arrangement of "Question" has almost ruined the song for me as much as the version Miller recorded for his crappy second solo album. Check it out for yourself:

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