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ACOUSTIC POWER: LAID

Not many bands enter their prime a full decade after their formation, but British rockers, James, are an exception.

After toiling in relative obscurity throughout the eighties, the free spirited group, powered by the exceptional vocals of Tim Booth, found their greatest success in the early nineties with albums such as Seven and Laid.  The latter’s title track is arguably the band at its best- a catchy, bittersweet blast of sex and heartache that becomes a part of your inner playlist after only one listen.  Though Laid was originally recorded with the full band sound, it’s equally suited for a lone guitarist , and this cover by a youtube artist is as good as it gets.   It’s a raw,  passionate performance that perfectly captures the spirit of the song in the simple strumming and soaring vocals…. and though it’s not an easy song to sing,  aspiring guitarists/vocalists will have a hard time not giving it a try.

Dressed me up in women’s clothes
Messed around with gender roles
Dye my eyes and call me pretty

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Posted in Uncategorized by tattoo on July 27th, 2010 at 2:12 am.

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  1. Just wondering if you took any writing or editorial classes? You write so well! Maybe you should consider some payed writing pieces. Just a thought! – Kim