My Top 1000 Songs #674: Can't Get A Line

[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.] 

"Can't Get A Line" is a stand-out on what's probably my favorite Old 97's LP, 2001's Satellite Rides. The enduring indie Americana stalwarts try their hand at British Invasion-fueled pop, and somehow arrive at the perfect blend of country-rock twang and Beatles-styled power pop. Rhett Miller hands the singing & songwriting duties to bassist Murry Hammond, resulting in another example of one of a band's finest moments coming from someone other than their usual frontman. (See also Soul Asylum's "Cartoon.") (Or, hey, check out an entire playlist!)

Live 2014: