Sunday, November 11, 2007
Mark Lanegan, 2004
I've been obsessed with Mark Lanagan's Field Songs and Bubblegum albums lately. This guy's voice is like whiskey and codeine. He's the Sinatra of Rock & Roll, with more than a little Leonard Cohen thrown in just to make it interesting. There's this combination of grit, technique, intensity, and just plain genetics that rarely come together in one person, and smart, complicated songwriting too. This performance of Wedding Dress, off the Bubblegum album, from Irish television in 2004, is one that I can't stop watching. Mesmerizing. I don't know who the guy on guitar is, but he's fucking amazing.