Song of the Day, March 24: Fighting With Fire by Sam Phillips

SamFireToday’s song is Fighting With Fire by Sam Phillips. It appears on her masterpiece, 1994’s Martinis and Bikinis. Blending her quirky pop sensibility, political cynicism, and charmingly edgy voice, the disc is a great set of reflections on personal interactions and their impact on the larger world. Phillips’ scope ranges from the very personal to the broadly political, often with her trademark elliptical observations. This song is much more straightforward, a dissection of a damaged man who uses the power of money to shield himself from the world regardless of the impact on anyone else. Direct, damning, and oddly sympathetic, it’s one of the best tracks on a strong album.

Enjoy this great song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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