Thursday, June 21, 2012

Song of the Day: King's X, "Lost in Germany"

No one matches catchy with complicated quite like King's X. I can't keep track of the notes in the chorus riff to "Lost in Germany," but I also can't get them out of my head.

In spite of its terrible cover art, King's X's self-titled fourth record makes a case for Doug Pinnick, Ty Tabor and Jerry Gaskill among metal's best decision-makers. Listen to how they throw in fretboard tricks like a trio of Berklee grads, but they know exactly when to cut out to a simple melody or a series of "doo-doo-doos." No matter what they say, I can't imagine them getting lost.

For Nick.

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