Five Songs, 12/20/2021
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Five Songs, 12/20/2021

Crudbump, "Bite That Butt"

What can you say in the presence of true art?

Screeching Weasel, "Hey Suburbia"

I spend a fair bit of time kind of complaining about Screeching Weasel, and that's probably a little unfair. This is from their second record, Boogadaboogadaboogada!, and it's a lot of fun. Yes, very basic punk, but plenty of energy and it gets in and out.

The Isley Brothers, "Tell Me When You Need It Again, Parts 1 & 2"

An oddity of Go For Your Guns is that the first four tracks are all two-part songs. I'm not entirely sure why that was - formatting things for easier radio play, perhaps? We don't have to worry about that, so we can just let the funk linger in our ears. Isn't that nice?

Jeff Rosenstock, "S K A D R E A M"

Jeff Rosenstock released a ska reworking of his 2020 album No Dream, turning it into Ska Dream. And far from being a gimmick, Rosenstock genuinely loves this stuff, so it comes across as an authentic artistic statement. And honestly, I like this version better than the original, which is already very good. It's one of my favorite albums from this year.

James Brown, "I Got You (I Feel Good)"

I can't add anything to this to make this song better, so instead I'll mention that I really liked Adam Neely's breakdown of the rhythm in this song..

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