One of my new favorite songs, My Morning Jacket’s “Mahgeetah” kicks off their 2003 album It Still Moves. Giving nods to a long list of genres (gospel, classic rock, Southern rock, 60s era pop, and country) “Mahgeetah” can find itself a place in almost any music aficionado’s eardrum. Like the terrain of their home state, Kentucky, the song varies in energy and texture. The layers in this song are genius. Going from mostly chord progressions and simple drum beats to epic classic rock solos, “Mahgeetah” takes me back to the days when all I listened to was Cape Girardeau’s “Classic Rock Station 100.7 KGMO.”
(Except a lot better than the bulk of any given KGMO playlist).