My Top 1000 Songs #642: Electra

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Yes, I'm still evangelizing one of the finest, most unjustly overlooked bands of the 80s/90s. Austin's Reivers offered country-tinged jangle pop highlighted by the shared vocals of Kim Longacre and John Croslin. Those vocals got a chance to really sparkle on "Electra," a relatively stripped-down track off their terrific second LP, 1987's Saturday. It's an airy production, an acoustic guitar and subtle rhythm section, mostly Kim and John echoing off the studio walls--just gorgeous. (An earlier version, appended as a bonus track on a CD reissue of their 1985 debut, has a busier sound, a little more typical of their jangly, rocking style--though it's still plenty pretty.)
Alternate take:
Live 1991: