Bohemian Like You - The Dandy Warhols

from the album Thirteen Tales Of Urban Bohemia (2013)

I must confess that I have a weak spot for songs about bohemians. It goes back to when I was a child and my mom would sing to me. A music lover, her songs spanned the Great American Songbook thru The Beatles.   One song in her regular rotation was the Cole Porter tune Which?, that contained the line "Which life is dreamier, Arcadia or Bohemia."  When I asked her which life was indeed dreamier, she said that - for me - it would likely be the bohemians. How a mother knows her child.

So when The Dandy Warhols released their new album this morning, I knew that I had to write about this song.  The song has more of a pop guitar feel than their usual fare, giving it joy and bounce.   I am sure it will find its way onto alternative radio.

One thing that I dig about the song is when it heads into the break, the rhythm guitar plays a chord progression inspired by the intro to Jumpin' Jack Flash.  It is really cool how the Keith Richards tone helps to drive the song.

Equally cool are the background vocals during this break, singing "Whoa Ho Woo."  It too has a Stones feel and adds to the fun.

I look forward towards the next time I see my mom.  Hopefully, she will sing about the bohemians.

Click Here to watch the music video for Bohemian Like You.

Click Here to read last year's blog entry of the song Sad Vacation by The Dandy Warhols.


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