Thursday, October 8, 2015

By the pricking of my thumbs...

Americana singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams might be best known for her songs about the horror of being unlucky in love with drunken angels, but in today's song, "Something Wicked This Way Comes," she gives her bluesy gospel treatment to the horror of crossing paths with a real fallen angel: the devil himself.

The title of the song is a quote from a witch in Macbeth, as well as the title of Ray Bradbury's classic novel about an evil carnival. Lucinda Williams uses it as a refrain throughout her song to drive home just how mean this guy is--he was cast out of heaven and will show you no mercy, nor ever leave you alone. Sounds even worse than that dude she changed the locks, phone number, and town name on back in 1988! "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is from her most recent album, Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which finds her still rocking just as down and dirty as ever.

No comments:

Post a Comment