Five Songs, 12/13/2021
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Five Songs, 12/13/2021

Killdozer, "Pour Man"

Killdozer were not a joke band. But they were a band that was never really being serious, with Michael Gerald's vocal delivery on this thing being a good example. Why is he singing like this? Because it's silly. Does it make the song silly? Well, not really? Kinda?

Beck, "Guess I'm Doing Fine"

Beck, on the other hand, is clearly a joke act.

Smut Peddlers, "Stank MCs"

OK, I'll let the listener decide if this is a joke act.

This is one of the standout tracks on the Smut Peddlers record because Kool Keith was basically born to rap on an album called Porn Again.

Fucked Up, "Raise Your Voice Joyce"

On paper, I should really like Fucked Up. Ambitious, sprawling punk? Yes please! But I dunno, Damian Abraham's voice bothers me, and that's an incredibly stupid objection for someone who listens to as much extreme metal as I do. Why does a strangled howl not bother me at all in a black metal context, but bugs me here? I don't know! I'm very stupid!

Stevie Wonder, "Uptight (Everything's Alright)"

Stevie Wonder is very much not a joke.

Joshua Buergel
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