The A-side, “Evil Wing,” laments the darkness hidden within those who rule over us and, perhaps, those we hold dear. As Patton’s guitar thrashes against Gaut and bassist Ronnie Lee Gipson’s Mississippi Hill Country beat, his soft drawl reverberates with fear and boldness: “I like the way you spread your evil wings.” The B-side, “Gimme Little Sign,” was a 1967 Top 10 hit for Louisiana’s Latin Soulman, Brenton Wood. Model Citizen’s creeping, ramshackle rendition sharpens the spooky, psychedelic edge that made the original so cool. As Patton intones and the guitars buzz, the begging lyrics take on a more desperate, paranoid lilt than ever before. This isn’t just a man in love; it’s a man at the end of his rope.
About Model CitizenLong-running Alabama based band featuring members of the Dexateens, Necronomikids, Lee Bains III & Gloryfires and more. Matt Patton (guitar, vocals), Mike Gaut (drums), and Justin Colburn (bass, vocals). Read Full Bio
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