Five Songs, 6/22/2021
Five Songs

Five Songs, 6/22/2021

The Beatles, "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, blog goes on!

The Du-Rites, "Bite It"

A thing that must be a delight about being an instrumental funk band is coming up with song titles. "Bite It", that's outstanding!

Eagles of Death Metal, "Secret Plans"

Heart On finds the Eagles of Death Metal not exactly taking things seriously, but taking things more seriously than the previous records. The previous albums sounded totally like tongue-in-cheek satires, albeit well-executed ones. This one feels more like it's a genuine love letter to glam rock than it is a send-up of it. I'm not sure I like it better, though.

Town Portal, "Veyshnorians"

Instrumental math-rockers Town Portal here with another cut from Of Violence, which is really just a fine record. I guess I don't have a ton to say today. I'll let the music speak for itself. Even if there's no, er, speaking on it.

Cinerama, "Superman"

And now, let's check in with David Gedge 25 years after yesterday's record. It's...different. It's still pop, yeah, but it's much slower, lusher, and...well, just listen to those strings. Gedge doesn't sound frantic. I guess this is what happens over time. Which do I prefer? Well...the frantic stuff, honestly. But I do enjoy Gedge's later work, it's just not where I'd start.

Joshua Buergel
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