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Riff: Savages – “Marshal Dear”

May 2, 2013

I hope you’re breathing your last great/Oh Marshal dear/And you will die, you will die soon/I give you a quarter of an hour/Oh Marshal dear/Can’t you see I’m winning

from Marshal Dear lyrics by Savages

Saving the most cryptic for last, the Savages endcap their calculated-frenetic debut with a sax introduction and a vindictive final blow to an anger intangible, threading back in the ‘art of listening’ Side-A mantra as Jehnny Beth commands an antagonist to both kill and silence himself.

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