Monthly Archives: January 2012

World's End Girlfriend – We Are The Massacre

Beautiful. And harrowing. Advertisements

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Mic Christopher – Kid's Song

I was listening to this song the other day and decided to find out a bit more about Mic Christopher. Sadly, it turns out that he died in 2001: fell down some stone steps, banged his head, went into a … Continue reading

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Mercury Rev – Coney Island Cyclone

From their 1991 debut LP, Yerself Is Steam, this song captures, in a mere two-and-a-half minutes, everything* that was great about early Mercury Rev. Trippy, psychedelic and a bit scary – but full of pop sweetness and joy. *Almost everything: … Continue reading

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Tim Buckley – I Had A Talk With My Woman

In this song Buckley manages to be two versions of himself: wide-eyed folkie and avant-garde jazz hipster. It’s a bit aimless and dirgey but is enlivened by some lovely, almost background, lead guitar noodling. And despite the hippy misogyny of … Continue reading

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Deerhoof – Offend Maggie

Not just because it has my daughter’s name: also because it’s great.

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Gary and the Hornets – Patty Girl

I first knew this song from the limited edition Big Star/Teenage Fanclub single released by the NME in 1991. Given Alex Chilton’s alleged predilection for under-age girls, it seems creepily appropriate that he chose to cover it. This version, from … Continue reading

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The Everly Brothers – Lightning Express

From their great Songs Our Daddy Taught Us LP, this is a ludicrous and sentimental piece of schlock. But it gets me every single time. With singing like that, how could it fail to?

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