Jun 292011

Like many of the best songs about drunks, the Kinks’ “Alcohol” pulls in two different directions. If you want a booze-infused party, dance to the music and the pub-singalong chorus. If it’s a cautionary tale you’re after, well, just focus on the lyrics. The theatrical barroom-ballad carries a certain Kurt Weill cabaret vibe, an off-kilter pop song for the depressed and deranged. Continue reading »