Sunday, 4 December 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK #38: The Flaming Stars - "You Don't Always Want What You Get"

The Flaming Stars' subtle, soulful take on rockabilly has always struck me as truly impressive and addictive. Theirs is the sound of a lonely, smoke-heavy bar at around midnight. Gorgeously grief-stricken ballads and tight, organ-fuelled rockers, they should definitely be more well-known than they are.    
So far Max Decharne's (who's also a contributing writer for Mojo) band has released seven consistently brilliant albums that are more timeless than timely. This one's cleverly titled "You Don't Always Want What You Get", and it appeared on their 2001's album A Walk On The Wired Side. This stuff is hair-raising.

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