Elvis Costello And The Roots "Walk Us Uptown"

TheStar.com: John Sakamoto: 26th July, 2013.

"Walk Us Uptown"

“Will you wash away our sins in the crossfire and cross-currents/As you uncross your fingers and take out some insurance . . . ” Though Costello has come up with a set of lyrics that shape the noise made by The Roots, the truth is that the eerie groove laid down by Questlove and Co. is sufficiently mesmerizing to stand on its own. A heady amalgam of soul, dub and ska, it sounds like a cross between The Specials’ "Ghost Town" and Dr. John’s "I Walk on Gilded Splinters". From Wise Up Ghost, out Sept. 17, "Walk Us Uptown"