Monday, August 15, 2011

A song a day: The Gutter Twins - Idle Hands

I have always felt that Mark Lanegan sounds uniquely sinister and on Idle Hands, he sounds genuinely evil. Starting with a low chant, the song is essentially a description of just how fucking bad he can be when the devil takes control. I always loved the idea of Dulli and Lanegan together and this song gets the balance perfect - Lanegan growling the verses while Dulli fights and pleads on the chorus. Whatever was happening on these sessions produced some of the best music of their respective careers - maybe the devil's work is not so bad after all.


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