Monday Morning Fuel: KONGOS - Take It From Me

Normally, you wouldn't expect "rocking accordion riff" to be a phrase that, well, exists. But here it is. In this puzzle of an anthemic rock song, an accordion riff goes to the front of the mix during the verses, and it doesn't feel out of place or wrong at all. Even when paired with a slab of synth bass and some warbling pulses, it seems oddly right. The guitars stay in the background, and I don't miss them. It's a bit of a counterpoint to Bob Mould last week, but it just goes to show that if you've got a big hooking riff, and a good melody, you can make the strangest arrangements play nice around it. I always have to applaud bands that take bizarre instrumentation like a sonic dare and go all the way with it.