“Cold Hands” by the Black Lips

The Black Lips are a garage rock band from Atlanta whose initial claim to fame was the wild and crazy nature of their live shows.  Like… outrageous, Iggy-Pop-during-the-Stooges’-early-years crazy.  Anyway, I like their sound and was charmed into buying their 2007 album, Good Bad Not Evil, at least partially by the title, which references the spoken interlude during the Shangri-Las’ “Give Him a Great Big Kiss,” a ’60s girl-group classic.  “Cold Hands” is currently my favorite song on the album.  The melody is infectious; the playing manages to be simultaneously breezy and serious; and the Dick Dale-style guitar solo is very cool.

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