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Favorite Song of 2013: Round 2: Capital Cities “Farah Fawcett Hair” vs. Paul McCartney “New”

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Posted by teibs On December - 26 - 2013

@ZackTeibloom We end round one with a battle between the greatest living songwriter and a band that relies on a chorus of “It’s good shit.” You’d think this would be a slam dunk for Macca, but this has been the most unpredictable year we’ve ever had. I’ll admit, I’ve really come around on “Farah Fawcett Hair.” I found it obnoxious at first, but it grows on you. I mean, who doesn’t like Michael Jackson “Thriller” or Back to the Future 2 or all that other “good shit” they list. And of course Andre 3000 makes the song. Still, 100 times out of 100 I’m going to prefer a fresh NEW and great Paul McCartney song that stands up with his other stuff. I’d think this would be an easy choice, but you Capital Cities fans are apesky bunch.

@AndyShore “Farrah Fawcett Hair” is kind of as close to we get to Frank Zappa these days. It’s awesome musically, sure, but it’s also goofy as hell. The fun doesn’t detract from the enjoyment, though. Synths bounce around your brain as the gospel choir confirms, “it’s good shit.” Plus … Andre 3000. ::drops mic … walks off::

@ZackTeibloom All Andy proved there is that he knows nothing about Frank Zappa. I got a copy of Macca’s NEW and a mono copy of RAM on vinyl for Christmas and listened to both yesterday. While Ram was criticized at the time, 40 years later it’s regarded as a classic that holds up incredibly well. Paul’s had some hits and misses in the last 20 years, but New is by far my favorite thing he’s done since I’ve been alive. Specifically, the title track jumps out at you and reminds you why you loved that Beatle so much and why his “silly little love songs” will always be the best.

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