Songs You May Have Missed #462

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Drink Me “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (1995)

And for the whitest version ever of a James Brown song–or any other song–the award goes to…

1990’s Brooklyn duo Drink Me created some of the most endearingly quirky and humorous folk music I’ve ever had the pleasure to come across. But a look beneath the layer of quirk always revealed a genius for a remarkably economical brand of song craftsmanship not seen perhaps since Roger Miller.

They covered other artists rarely, but in this case they picked the perfect song to demonstrate how strikingly un-mainstream an act they were. In a great way.

If Roger Daltrey’s hair-raising scream in “Won’t Get Fooled Again” is one of rock’s great moments, the pitiful yelp that falls at the end of this song is its perfect antithesis–an equally definitive moment. Of some sort.

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2013/02/11/songs-you-may-have-missed-328/

See also: https://edcyphers.com/2012/02/27/drink-me-the-quietest-rock-n-roll-ever-made/

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