Song of the Day, March 24: Action Speaks Louder Than Words by the Picketts

PickettsLiveActionToday’s song is Action Speaks Louder Than Words by the Picketts. It’s featured on their delightful third album, Euphonium. It’s a perfect sample of their distinctive “Grange Rock” — a Seattle sound that sat just outside the alt-country movement and provided a smart alternative to the burgeoning Grunge scene. Vocalists Christie McWilson and Leroy “Blackie” Sleep form a seamless unit as they spin their tale of apology and determination. They turn the title aphorism back on themselves, noting how personal behavior tells a compelling story. A nice guitar solo amps up the countrified action and the whole enterprise is a lovely romp.

Enjoy this fun track today.


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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