old man rock
It’s the song of a woman keening over her lost daughter and it is excellent. Beatles fans have been angry and humorless about Yoko forever and although she is a serious artist, she also employs humor – the two are not mutually exclusive. The Redd Kross side project Tater Totz incited a crowd of Beatles fans with this song at BeatleFest in 1988. The hilarious video is on YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8kmcjGtS2s
For all the money spent carpet bombing the world with Reflektor promotions, it sold less than The Suburbs. So, it seems major labels are still able to spend piles of money which is then deducted from the artist’s earnings.
I can’t believe they didn’t invite Michael.
Auf Der Maur didn’t play on the album. She joined after Kristen Pfaff died of an overdose.
That’s a guy?
I stopped reading after the words:”living statue” mime. Does it get even grosser?
Now I’ll watch a Monistat commercial on YouTube, just to clean my brain.
I read the Stereogum Turntable interview where Ed discusses getting together to start recording the album after not seeing each other for 8 months. Most folks don’t take 8 month breaks every 2 years. Grizzly Bear doesn’t have a crazy touring schedule. I sympathize with them – while wishing I could take 8 month breaks, travel, record and write songs in Mexico. There are some perks. I’m sure having a house in NYC would be perkier. Is listening to their album on MOG acceptable if I only like it and don’t love it?
I think Sea Change became popular 5 years later, when the cover and some songs were included on every Mac in Apple stores. I’d love to see the SoundScan figures for sales-by-year. The initial release was met with disappointment but I think the appreciation has deservedly grown over the years.
I forgot about that band. Best Coast, not Nirvana.