The Big Takeover (Summer 2004)


the jigsaw seen





Dig that electric sitar intro, double-tracked, plus tablas and the words “We’re tired of taking all the blame/Pretending that we are so lame, we 

women”- and it’s sung by guys! It’s more of a tribute than an incitement to a battle of the sexes. Things slow down to ballad tempo on the next song, which is about how even the loneliest person in the world isn’t as lonely as the singer. The last track, another ballad recorded live, is “Idiots with Guitars”- it’s folky and psycho, but mainly it’s accomplished pop played in a heartfelt manner, somewhere in the XTC neighborhood. This is only three tracks, but “We Women” is truly memorable. Tucker Petertil