Monday, December 15, 2008

22. My Morning Jacket - Touch Me I'm Going to Scream pt. 1

It was a long time coming that someone stepped up and made another album about and inspired by sex. Lots of it, in all forms. On album seemingly reflective of roughly 1,000 of their musical influences its the one tie that binds this effort by the boys from Louisville. When I say sex in this case, I don't mean some mildly suggestive song lyrics about some girl that dumped the bassist, I mean an album teeming with full on make out music. I understand the Prince comparisons that this album has been labeled with but aside from the tongue-in-cheek "Highly Suspicious" I'm not hearing Prince as much as I am the "baby let's get down to business" sound of the Isley Brothers. This type of soul sexuality is oozing from Touch Me I'm Going to Scream (I'm going to see how many overtly sexual references I can toss out here).

Simply put, the song is about being so into someone that it is literally driving you crazy not to be able to make physical contact with them. That sort of raw emotional reaction is almost refreshing in a musical world that seems to favor obfuscation over anything straight forward. This makes it much easier to enjoy and frankly put a lot less work... everyone has had this feeling and everyone knows what it's like to be driven to the point of lunacy by a member of the opposite sex and that's all you need to enjoy this and every other track off this album. So next time you're sitting down for a nice roll in the hay consider popping in some Evil Urges and feeling the love.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First, I really enjoy your blog and am glad I found out about it. Second, I love love love the fact that you used the word obfuscation. That is all.

~ Lindsey