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Sunday, October 16, 2005

“Fountains of Wayne Hotline”

Posted by on October 16 at 12:20 PM

If, as per my Border Radio suggestion, you caught “insurgent country” loudmouth and all-around-great-guy Robbie Fulks at the Sunset last Valentine’s Day, you heard him debut a hilarious parody called “Fountains of Wayne Hotline.” A former Nashville pro songwriter himself, Fulks dissects the FOW power-pop blueprint - and the hell that is customer service help-lines - brilliantly. This unreleased gem is now available as an exclusive download on iTunes. Granted, this is a novelty song, so you probably won’t play it a million times, but it is a send-up of the highest order (think Tom Lehrer-goes-Nashville), and 99 cents well spent.