Sunday, 13 June 2010

My Top Favourite 350 songs of all time. #347

Ten Benson - Evil Heat.

Somewhere between the cod-Americana of Alabama 3 and the random greatness of the Fall lay Ten Benson. Not content with one of the greatest band names ever, they released a fine mini album - 6 Degrees of Benson which contained this particular song as well as The Claw, surely the best country song ever written about a disembodied tentacle.

Evil Heat half nicks the riff from M's Pop Muzik, adds random farting keyboard noises and sinister vocals "The man in the fire has smokin' eyes..." and with it's bizarre synthesis of Wild West and lo-fi indie would be the perfect theme tune to a cartoon series of No Country For Old Men.

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