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Song of the Day (10/18/09) October 18, 2009

Posted by monty in music.
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Ballboy is one of those bands that I love so much but which is so obscure in this country that I fear I’ll never get the chance to see them in concert.  Hailing from Scotland, the band features jangly, clattering guitars, an impressively propulsive rhythm section, and the clever, articulate lyrics of frontman Gordon McIntyre.  Until they make another trip to these shores, I’ll just have to live vicariously through their videos.  When I use live recordings, I usually try to avoid the ones that feature a lot of chit-chat, but I chose this one partially because the story McIntyre tells at the beginning features the quintessential charm that seems to be a feature of every Scottish band I’ve ever seen.  Here’s “Avant Garde Music,” from their brilliant 2003 album, A Guide for the Daylight Hours:

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