Thursday, January 27, 2005

Benjamin 2005

If there's a better song than "Tramp" by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, I've never heard it. I was thinking earlier today that so many bands require some kind of context to understand what they are doing. For instance, the "New York Times" explained where Bright Eyes came from and their relationship with their fans (and a bunch of other stuff) in a review of a recent show. But I'm pretty sure that if Benjamin Franklin were to suddenly appear in 2005, he could get down to "Tramp" without any explanation. I don't mean to say anything negative about bands that require some kind of context, I'm just really loving "Tramp" right now. That's all.

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