Sunday, April 24, 2011

New P. J. Harvey

P. J. Harvey's new record Let England Shake has been in high rotation at our house for the past few weeks. You can read about it and hear the whole thing on her website (click on "film"), but we didn't want you to miss these two songs.
In The Words That Maketh Murder, it's fun to hear Harvey singing this powerful song with her autoharp and with that wonderful look in her eyes. When the rhythm changes half way through it makes Bill and I want to jump up and down.
The Last Living Rose, starts with an English cliché,
     "Goddamn Europeans!
     Take me back to
     Beautiful England..."
And becomes an anthem.
     "Let me walk
     Through the stinking alleys..."

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