Don’t Ever Change, You Hungry Little Bashful Hound

Don’t Ever Change, You Hungry Little Bashful Hound

Few songs mix joyous sound, crushing heartbreak, and subtle humor more deftly than “14th Street,” the pinnacle of Rufus Wainwright’s Want One (2003). Wainwright’s show-tune-ready tenor sets the stage for dramedy from the song’s opening lines; honestly, I’m struggling to think of a more hilarious way to describe a lover than what Wainwright gives us: You’ve got [...]