No words for this.
This song is so muscular and this live version perfectly captures its essence.
The Wrens had one amazing album in 2003 (The Meadowlands) and then kinda faded away. A couple members are now in a band called Aeon and they play a bunch of The Wrens songs. This is an ultimate kiss-off song and I love kiss-off songs.
Nibs played a version of this song nearly 4 years ago but I had to play a version this week. This comes from probably my favorite album of the last 5 years and definitely one of the most fun shows I've seen this year.
I saw this performance as part of the movie The Kids are Alright back in high school and it blew me away. Some 40 years later it still blows me away. I wish this had a Keith Moon Cam. I'd watch that all day long.
I think this is the most punk song played on top 40 radio since Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Welcome to Freealonzo's rock week. I just had to kick it off with this version of Born in the USA by Neil Young. This is from 2013 and it's at a Grammy muckity-muck event full of rich white folks. Neil just absolutely captures the anger that is the backbone of this song and it one point the camera pans to Bruce who definitely is slightly uncomfortable at someone performing the song the way it was supposed be performed. My favorite part may be near the end when Neil poinst to the crowd and sings your were born in the USA.
The crown scenes are amazing to and I have no idea what the "signing" cheerleaders are all about. Stick around more fun stuff all week long.
These guys should have been a lot more popular. They have like 3 absolutely perfect albums. Rare video from a High School Gym
William Miller: So Russell, what do you love about music?
Russell Hammond: To begin with… everything.
What is it about a band or particular song, or just music that makes you just love it?
Obviously for me this is all about Guided By Voices. Why do I have 1000 songs from this cultish band from Dayton, OH? Why will I spend weekends listening to nothing for GBV for hours on end, looking at web sites, books, old YouTube videos and the like?
I wanted to answer that question as part of this Friday Music Day but found myself flustered. All I can say it’s “the music” maaan. Catchy melodies, esoteric lyrics, the sheer volume of songs, the fact that they never hit it big all gets jumbled in a giant vat of greatness for me. So there. I can’t go deeper than that, sorry.
But fortunately someone has. The article in the link pretty much covers it all. Even though it’s two years old, the article has particular resonance since it appears that a version of the band has reformed and will play at least one show this summer. Who wants to go?
So why do you love a particular band? Are you more articulate than me? Put it in the lists.