Monday, March 2, 2015

The Voyageurs - The Voyageurs b/w You Can Have Her

"The Voyageurs" b/w "You Can Have Her"
(Lumby 45-LP101)

I'm thinking this single is from the late 1960s, but I have no information beside what's on the label. Regardless, it's a total two-sider.

A band naming one of its songs after itself (or vice-versa) is one of my many soft spots and "The Voyageurs" delivers in a big way. The song's lyrical content is historical and expansive, and I can't get enough of the hypnotic banjo throughout. The drums picking up at the very end make me wish it was at least thirty seconds longer. The flip side is fuelled by spite and almost as good, narrowing the scope to a failed relationship.

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