My Top 1000 Songs #374: Amplifier
No bid for immortality in this unassuming little ditty by the dB's... just a dark, nasty, and kinda funny hoot set to a jangly Bo Diddley beat. Coming off the band's second album, 1981's Repercussion, "Amplifier" tells the sad tale of a spurned ex taking everything the dude owns save that inexplicably left-behind guitar amp.
Is it deep? Profound? Nope. But lotsa bouncy power pop jangle with a savage bite, and always gets my attention.The video (sub-par audio):Live record store appearance 2011:Live 1984 (at 9:45 into the set):