Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Exclusive: Cat Power & Capone-N-Noreaga - Fortunate Dunn (Hurricane Blend)

Full disclosure: I'm an obsessive Cat Power fan. Her new EP, Dark End of the Street, covers one of the greatest rock songs of all time: Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son", which was a protest song against the Vietnam War, but it could be applied to any wars, really. The song points a finger at all the "fortunate sons" who are able to avoid combat, while the masses are recruited. It always reminds me of that Sartre quote: "When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die". Anyways, I thought that the subject matter on Capone-N-Noreaga's "Follow the Dollar" was kinda/sorta/vaguely/somewhat similar in the fact that it's thesis is about tracing the seedy history of dollar bills - all the places those dollar bills have been. So yeah, I mixed the two tracks together. Nothing too special. I might be the only one who enjoys this weird duo, er, I mean trio, but lemme know what you think...


In the words of the late, great Abraham Lincoln: "People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like." 'nuff said!