Song of the Day, February 17: 5 Miles Outside Monroe by Vigilantes of Love

VOL5MilesToday’s song is an urgent tale from Vigilantes of Love’s wonderful Blister Soul. Singer and songwriter Bill Mallonee takes two tropes and weaves them into a cohesive, compelling whole. 5 Miles Outside Monroe is a driving song, a standard rock theme. Set on the dark rural highways of Georgia, it’s also a slice of Southern gothic. Rocking harder than the Vigilantes usually do, the track moves fast, its headlights slashing through the darkness, just catching the action.

Enjoy this well-crafted song 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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