By all acounts you really should have died

For the last couple of years people have been trying to get me interested in Andrew Bird, and for some reason i just couldn't get hooked. Every couple of months i would listen a bit, then move on. Enter Amy Winehouse, who is alphabetically right before Andrew Bird in my iPod. My obsession for her Back to Black threw me into Bird's The Mysterious Production of Eggs so many times that it finally took root. This is my favorite track from that record. The arrangement is beautiful with the strings and whistles and the drum sequencer. There are some great vocal harmonies in there too - and some wonderous ringing electric guitar chords.
Andrew Bird "Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left"

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Blogger Loren said...

Don't you love way the strings achingly tail off after he delivers that line? You obviously know how I feel about his album. So glad to hear you have seen the light. Those wonderful strings and whistling arrangements are what's missing for me on "Armchair Apocrypha". It's still good, but "Eggs" is great. No I have to check out this Amy Winehouse person.

Blogger ben said...

I need to check out the new record. Loren, I'm glad you were persistant in your encouragement with Mr. Bird.


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