Friday, March 13, 2009

New York City took me with the tide

200. Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right" (Sire, 1976)

So this song is lyrically somewhat downcast. Our hero travels the country coast to coast, unable to find a place where he feels peaceful and not very hopeful that he will find some place soon. But I find it hard to believe, given the chorus melody, that he's not enjoying the trip itself at least a bit. This is one of those great discofied blues-rock jams that a few bands stumbled upon in the 70s and by the last chorus before it starts fading out I've got my bags packed and am ready to hit the road.

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