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2017
| BS 974
Digital Only

What I Like About Miami (Digital Single)

Charlie Pickett with Peter Buck

All profits from sales of this single and Charlie's 2008 Album Bar Band Americanus benefit Direct Relief emergency response for Hurricane Irma victims

Miami garage rock hero Charlie Pickett teams up with R.E.M.'s Peter Buck to pay tribute to Magic City

In light of the recent unfortunate and disastrous events of Hurricane Irma in Charlie Pickett's home state of Florida, the Miami garage rock hero releases a new track with fellow Southeastern guitarist Peter Buck (R.E.M., The Baseball Project, The Minus 5) to pay tribute to Pickett's humble begin

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In light of the recent unfortunate and disastrous events of Hurricane Irma in Charlie Pickett's home state of Florida, the Miami garage rock hero releases a new track with fellow Southeastern guitarist Peter Buck (R.E.M., The Baseball Project, The Minus 5) to pay tribute to Pickett's humble beginnings in Florida, a part of the fertile and groundbreaking underground music scene of the Southeast in the early '80s. "What I Like About Miami" is a burly, brawny piece of Southern rock riffage, an amalgam of layed-on-thick distorted blues guitar, snarling punker vocals, and gospel harmonies à la Exile on Main Street. It's a fitting barroom singalong number for the beachside haunts that Pickett calls home.

“Watching the storm approach, I wanted to do something to raise spirits as much as money,” Pickett says. “This song has been a celebration in our shows, and it’s a song that rallies around what makes South Florida what it is. 

“When I started working on my first album in years, "What I Like About Miami" cried out for something more, something special, so I called Peter. He not only agreed to play on the track, what he sent just burned. So when I wanted to do something to help, dropping this track right now seemed to be the right thing to do.”

The four-minute churner toasts the lifestyle, the culture and the reasons to stay in South Florida – no matter what – and it stirs up the frenzy generated by “If This Is Love (Can I Get My Money Back),” “Marlboro Country” and “XXXX."

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  1. What I Like About Miami

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