Following on the heels of 2000's The Friends of Rachel Worth, Bright Yellow Bright Orange is more of the same -- only better. Simple and, at first, almost under-whelming, these are elegant pop songs full of melody, wit and intelligence (the commercial whiff of death for any record). Over time, the dry, seemingly skeletal tunes take hold and blossom into unforgettable moments.
Robert Forster comes roaring out of the gate with "Caroline and I," a knowing (and remarkably cliche-free) paean to love shared, lost and wistfully remembered. Later he dons his Dylan cap for the rollicking "Too Much of One Thing;" the title tells the whole story. Partner Grant McLennan handles the quieter, more reflective side of things with the enigmatic "Mrs. Morgan" and the closing tearjerker "Unfinished Business."
Fans know the Go-Betweens deserve better -- they always have. Now if only the rest of the world would get a clue.
Nashville has more dive bars than ATL now that sucks. tbh i think that new…
*Christ, Lord sorry
"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.