Two words: Tuba, castanets. Question: Could there be two instruments so perfectly suited? Answer: No. Postscript: Duh. I admit, I had a bit of a problem figuring out what “mood” this song puts me in. I don’t know whether there are words that exist to explain whatever mood it is. That probably goes for the whole Redbone oeuvre. I always get a kick out of the fact that Leon clearly enjoys playing this song so much that it speeds up to almost twice the original tempo. What a strange, inexplicable song.
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To me it conveys a devil-may-care “what the hell!” mood. But maybe that’s just me.