Album: Chris Isaak, Beyond the Sun (Rhino)
Sunday 22 January 2012
Women, according to one character in Flight of the Conchords, like three things: "men in kilts, Southern Comfort and Chris Isaak's 'Wicked Game'."
No surprise then that Isaak has been reluctant to change the formula over the past two decades. BTS is a covers album recorded at, and paying tribute to, Memphis's Sun Studios, deploying tumbleweed guitar twang and, occasionally, the falsetto which had Phoebe in Friends advising him to consider "a more masculine note".
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