Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Payola Reserve - Portrait Society

A good, story based rock song that introduces characters and tells how their lives interweave in the space of less than 4 minutes. Call it a short story, call it a story poem. Whatever you call it, it’s literature to a dance-rock beat. “Sophie isn’t a working girl, she’s just a little too much in the world.” Sophie is the first person we meet. Than we meet Steve, who is “out on a work detail.” The setting is Charles Street, where the narrator keeps “coming back” to. The guitar playing is superb, with the bass player and drummer keeping the story going. “Don’t you even dare reveal what it was that keeps everybody still here.” Shoutout for 200 Years. Payola Reserve