Saturday, September 09, 2006

Singles Only: Palace (Will Oldham) - "Gulf Shores"




















There are a lot of songs that try to capture the essence of a place and fail. This song succeeds despite and because of itself.

Leave it to Will to cram insinuations of both incestual and homoerotic flirtation into just one verse. Can't a beach just be a beach?

if I whisper nothings in your ear
will you pass them on to him?

MP3: Palace ~ Gulf Shores
[From 1995's Mountain EP]
Bonus MP3: Palace ~ West Palm Beach
[From the same EP]

The Royal Stable
Palace Records
Bonnie Prince Billy

5 Comments:

Anonymous tony said...

i'm sure you've noticed, but bonnie prince billy's on daytrotter this week.

6:08 PM  
Blogger KTM said...

Thanks, and funny you should mention--I just got back from a friend's house and we listened to the set as Georgia concluded their ass whuppin of South Carolina. I hadn't heard it yet. Good stuff.

1:10 AM  
Blogger Scotty said...

love both those tunes. what's the title of the song that has something about watching the women go and "who has the blues? not i!"?

7:21 AM  
Blogger KTM said...

Man, I had to Google that one: http://pry.com/pulpit/lyrics/marriage.html
I'll try to track it down and post it.

9:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the name of the tune where Will tells the subject that he "is going to fuck him because the fuck is humiliating" or something?

edit: i looked it up: "Sucker's Evening".

Truly creepy.

Satisfied'75

9:49 PM  

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