Album: Ole! Tarantula
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Ole! Tarantula was recorded in Seattle, which clearly inspired Robyn’s second greatest song about that city — after “Viva! Sea-Tac,” because come on — the perfectly-named “Belltown Ramble.”
With drummer Bill Rielfin playing his toms throughout — eschewing any kind of driving beat — “Belltown Ramble” musically invokes the meandering that Robyn describes in the song. Basically, Belltown is a section of Seattle in between the Pike Place Market and the Space Needle — whom, as we learned in “Viva! Sea-Tac”, is such a nice guy — and I’m pretty sure I’ve wandered around down there myself at least once. Though, of course, not the way that Robyn did.
[Read more…] about Certain Songs #1983: Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – “Belltown Ramble”