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Kim Deal is mentioned quite a bit in Jim Greer’s book about GBV (http://www.amazon.com/Guided-Voices-History-Twenty-One-Accidents/dp/0802170137). Pollard says in an interview at some point that he was pretty sure he was in love with her, but he happened to be married at the time.
I love this album (and Ignition and Ixnay on the Hombre). If I’m being completely honest, though, I didn’t really get into the Offspring until a few years ago. They’ve never been so much of a nostalgia band for me as they are a guilty pleasure sort of thing.
I’ve always had a strange affinity for “Lounge Act.” I love how towards the end he goes up the octave, screaming the chorus and just tearing shit up. Definitely my favorite track on Nevermind.
By the way, I have no issues with the omission of Teen Spirit. It’s almost certainly because of how overplayed and over-hyped the song is, but I can’t even listen to it anymore.
I agree with everything you said. Those two are probably my favorite Spoon albums.
That crazy guitar noise that comes in around 0:11 is awesome. I really like weird, edgy Spoon.
Some favorites of mine nobody has mentioned yet:
“I Can’t Wait”
“You’re Pretty Good Looking For a Girl”
“Sister, Do You Know My Name?”
“Why Can’t You Be Nicer To Me?”
These would all make my top 10.
I’m surprised by all the negative feedback about the writer’s age. Who cares? It’s not like the article revolves around the writer’s own personal reflections.
I’m not crazy about these top 10 songs lists, but this is at least well-written and coming from somebody who is obviously familiar with the music.
I actually think he comes off looking OK here – composed and sensible. He lost hist shit for a bit yesterday, but now he explains why and he apologizes.
Whoops, I mean New York Times. Weird, right?