Song of the month: S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

My monthly pick for a song of the moment which I will then purchase.

Nothing new popped up this month, so I’m picking a song I was obsessed with before December: S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

This song is so much fun to sing along with.  You can sing lead, you can sing backup, you get to swear, it would make an awesome karaoke song, you can clap along. It’s about the DTs! I love music with a horn section, and in my obsession with this song, I watched a live performance from a few years ago, and Mr. Rateliff looks to put on a good show.  That version has a different arrangement too, which was interesting to hear.

The video is fun too.  Especially spotting the people clapping off beat.  There’s also a tiny desk concert featuring the band, though not this song.

4 thoughts on “Song of the month: S.O.B. by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats”

  1. I like this song as well, although I only know about it because of you! (I did hear it on the radio the other day, long after you told me about it.) Good video too.

    1. It’s funny, because KINK has backed down from their obsessive playing of it–though I still hear it now and then. But 94.7 has just discovered it and plays it all the time. One day I got in the car and the song was about halfway through. A couple hours later I got back in the car, same station, same point in the song.

      He/they are coming next weekend, but I was nowhere near aware of the concert in enough time to get tickets. Both shows at the Wonder Ballroom are sold out.

  2. For some crazy reason, when I hear this song, I envision Conrad Birdie from Bye Bye Birdie hitting his hip. So much that it has sent me to look up both “Got a lot of living” and “Gotta be Sincere” on YouTube. I do not like YouTube. In conservative Iowa, they don’t play it very much on the radio. But, then again, I listened to the same seven Christmas songs on a dedicated Christmas song station for the entire month of December, so what do I know.

    1. The first time I heard this song, I thought, “Can they actually say that on the radio?” But clearly they can, if the public will allow, and so they do!

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