Let's assume that "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is Spoon's straight-up, meant-to-do-that nod to 60s soul/R&B.
Sure, there's been a hint of the genre's influence since "Telephono," and more than a hint of it since "Kill the Moonlight." But the latest seems to be where the inflections become foundations and the quirks full-on mission statements -- "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is Spoon's soul tribute; can we agree on that?
As an Elvis Costello nut, it instantly recalls his own 1980 soul/new-wave conflation/masterpiece: "Get Happy!!"
My question: Is the title of "Get Nice" itself a kind of tribute? A gesture to one of Spoon's own cornerstone influences? A confirmation that "Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga" is, indeed, their "Get Happy?"
I guess it doesn't really matter, but if it's a coincidence it's interesting; and if it's intentional, well, neat. But for some reason I really want it to be intentional.