Mike Doughty’s newest album Sad Man Happy Man came out a couple of weeks ago to not much hoopla – and that’s probably somewhat deserved. Mr. Doughty has made a successful solo career of releasing pretty much the same album every 18 months or so. (For example, I sang “Busting Up a Starbucks” with the same inflection over 2 or 3 of the songs on his new album.) That’s not a bad thing since he seems to be making it work, but every once in a while he really hits it. (In fact, one of his tracks has made it to my 1000 Minutes list.) Beyond that personal favorite, there’s this one – the lengthily titled lead single from Golden Delicious – where, in my opinion, he nailed it again.
Mike Doughty – I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress To Keep On Dancing (mp3) from Golden Delicious