Signs & Signifiers

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  • Summary: The debut release for the Oklahoma singer-songwriter is influenced by 1950s rock'n'roll, R&B, and rockabilly.
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North Side Gal
I pull a mad scheme All around the North Side Chasin’ a sweet thing But so unsatisfied Every time I try Crazy ‘bout a North Side Gal I got some... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Nov 20, 2012
    80
    It is instead, pure-and-simple party music, make-out music and get-down-and-shake-it music, harbouring the sort of simple riffs and hooks that easily hop across the decades.
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    80
    Signs & Signifiers paints a picture of McPherson as a kind of post-structuralist retro-rocker, living in the moment with one boot in the past and the other boot in the future.
  3. Mojo
    Nov 27, 2012
    80
    Signs & Signifiers is an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph. [Jun 2012, p.82]
  4. Nov 20, 2012
    70
    McPherson may sound like a purist, but he's a sharp songwriter, and his punk spirit and wry wordplay make this more than just a time trip.