“Girls Who Play Guitars” is the opening song on “Our Earthly Pleasures“, Maxïmo Park’s second album, released in 2007. Despite its title, the track does not specifically mention female guitarists at any point. It is actually about a relationship of a man and a lady who are very good friends; the former wants something more, but the latter prefers to go out, get drunk and the ‘friends with benefits’ business.
I’ve always enjoyed this song. Like many of the songs I’ve written about before (and the many that are to come) it’s one of those where its music video was played continuously on MTV2 that I could never really forget the melody. But just like all the other Maxïmo Park singles, this didn’t let me down either. Overall it is a very exciting track to listen to.