After hearing their first new single in years “Runaways”, I got a nostalgic feeling and went back and listened to The Killers’ whole discography. The misshapen tragedy that was Day & Age (not to mention Brandon Flower’s solo effort Flamingo) had caused me to fall out of love with a once-great band, but listening to Hot Fuss, Sam’s Town, and Sawdust reignited that passion and rock-and-roll drive once again.
To tickle your tastebuds, here’s a little taste of what The Killers can be when they’re on top of their game: The Murder Trilogy.
And I never liked your hair // Or those people that you lie with // But I’m not satisfied // Until I hold you tight
iTunes Leave The Bourbon On The Shelf – The Killers
Oh crashing time can’t hide a guilty girl // With jealous hearts that start with blossom curls // I took my baby’s breath beneath the chandelier // Of stars and atmosphere //
iTunes Midnight Show – The Killers
She couldn’t scream while I held her close // I swore I’d never let her go
iTunes Jenny Was a Friend of Mine – The Killers
Fun Murderous Fact: When on tour, Flowers occasionally replaces that last line with “She couldn’t scream while I held her throat” or “She kicked and screamed while I held her throat.”