[box type=”shadow”]Editor’s Note: Welcome to Playlist, a new column for Lakeland Local readers that explores music. Each Saturday, a Lakeland Local writer, or guest columnist, will introduce a favorite music video or artist. It shouldn’t need to be said, but Playlist posts are for adults only — no matter the content. And don’t set your dials to 11, you could wake the neighbors…[/box]“…With four guys on horses, and violent red visions, famine and death and pestilence and war? I’m pretty sure I heard this one before.”
That’s from “Cattle and the Creeping Things” by The Hold Steady, one of a handful of neo-Americana rock/punk/songwriter bands making fabulous music these at the $20 club level. Their show last summer at The Social in Orlando, which I attended alone, as the random dorky old guy, was one of the best I’ve seen.
It seems an appropriate song to kick off our new weekly pick-a-random-song you like feature. Plus it ends in Ybor City, for which the Hold Steady, who are from Minnesota, have an odd affinity.
My favorite riff:
I guess I heard about original sin
I heard the dudes blamed the chick;
I heard the chick blamed the snake
And I heard they were naked when they got busted
And I heard things ain’t been the same since.
Enjoy. Have a good weekend.