Five Songs, 1/31/2019
Five Songs

Five Songs, 1/31/2019

I dunno, sometimes this stuff just is what it is.

The Beatles, "Octopus's Garden"

I enjoy all of the songs Ringo sings. There, I said it!

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, "Naked Sun"

Listen to how shamelessly huge that drum beat is! This band is absolutely not afraid to throw a corny vamp like this on their album, and commit to it completely. Fearlessness is underrated in a rock band.

Jean Grae, "Intro"

Uh, it's an intro.

Well on our way to the least incisive Five Songs ever! Which is saying something!

(NB: just listen to the first 1:13 of the linked video. Or the whole thing, I'm not your boss.)

The Dead Kennedys, "Macho Insecurity"

The last Kennedys album, Bedtime for Democracy, was a ferocious blast of hardcore, aimed at everyone and everything. There are plenty of swings that land, but there are some misfires as well. This song is a fun blast of energy, and it's sad how relevant the lyrics still are these days. The subject of machismo is one that the Kennedys frequently attacked and often well.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, "The Greeting Song"

John Frusciante departed after this album, although he would later return, after helping make the most fully realized of all of the Peppers albums. There was still quite a bit of funk in their sound, and they were not yet totally given over to just pure stadium rock. I mean, what am I going to say here. This album was huge!

Joshua Buergel
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