Five Songs, 5/8/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 5/8/2021

Nitzer Ebb, "Shame"

Might get back into industrial dance again. I mean, sure, this shit is dumb as hell, but maybe that's what the times demand. Get some Belgians yelling at me about vague Dystopian futures.

Cavity, "Spine I"

In case you were wondering what "Spine II" was a follow-up to.

Less Than Jake, "Johnny Quest (Thinks We're Sellouts)"

Less Than Jake would regularly re-record songs for later albums, polishing up the previous version. It was an interesting habit because it clearly wasn't for a lack of material - their albums were always a healthy length, and during their prime, they put things out regularly. So I think it was just a matter of them wanting to get things right. This song originally appeared on Pezcore, and they revived it for Losing Streak (this version) a year and a half later. I wonder why?

Squirrel Nut Zippers, "Got My Own Thing Now"

Hot was the Zippers' big album, driven by the frankly inexplicable success of "Hell" as a single. 1997 was a strange year in music! At any rate, the album as a whole experimented even more stylistically than The Inevitable, but I think overall the record has more clunkers and I don't think it's as good as that album (or the follow-up).

MC Frontalot, "Bizarro Genius Baby"

Nerdcore seems like a long time ago. I imagine there's probably a scene there, and I'm absolutely not going to look. Just contemplating it made me sad.

Joshua Buergel
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