Monday, June 10, 2013

Sad Sweetheart of the Rodeo

The sweet and stinging first single from these sadly-overlooked Seattle scenesters' second platter (mmm, that's good alliteration!)  I read somewhere that "King James Version" is Harvey Danger's "Pinkerton" and while it certainly has the overlooked part down pat (though not quite reviled in the same way Weezer's masterwork was upon release...more of a half-hearted shrug from the marketplace), I'm not sure that the blend of clever lyrics and quirky melodies has really become a modern musical touchstone in the same way.  It's simply a well-written power pop record.

Singer and bandleader Sean Nelson recently released his own solo record, "Make Good Choices", and you can legally download a decent odds n' sods collection of Harvey Danger tunes called "Dead Sea Scrolls" from their website:

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