Five Songs, 4/19/2022
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Five Songs, 4/19/2022

The Housemartins, "Flag Day"

I don't want to profane this with my witless scribbling.

Panopticon, "Trauerweide II"

From a split release with Panopticon and Waldgeflüster, where the bands each contributed a long black metal song and a folk cover of a song from the other band. This is Panopticon's cover, and I'm not familiar with the original, so I can't really comment on how it differs. But it's a nice listen, anyway.

System of a Down, "Toxicity"

I'm not a nu-metal guy, at all. I've picked up an album or two here and there, usually when the din of positive reviews got sufficient for me to decide to give a record a whirl. I try and give pretty much every genre an honest chance by picking up well-regarded releases and really giving them a listen. And so, Toxicity, which reviewed very well back in the day. I'm not wild about it!

The Black Keys, "Next Girl"

You know, it's been a really long time since I've listened to this record. Instead, I have listened to The Brothers of Chico Dusty, the mash-up of this album with Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty a lot. I think that should count.

Prince Paul, "Open Your Mouth (Hypothalamus)"

That "I Can Sing A Rainbow" loop always gets me whenever it pops up. Prince Paul is just the master of finding these sorts of great bits in off-the-beaten-path records. I don't know if this is the first place anybody used it - WhoSampled seems to think it is, but I know of at least one song that isn't there (Edan's "I See Colors" where he acknowledges that "Prince Paul already used this loop"). So who knows for sure? But probably.

Joshua Buergel
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