Five Songs, 7/17/2021
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Five Songs, 7/17/2021

The White Stripes, "Fell In Love With a Girl"

White Blood Cells still strikes me as such an unusual breakout album. The White Stripes didn't particularly soften their approach or anything, it's still the same kind of garage rock they'd been making to this point, and yet it really got huge. I'm not sure why them and not some other act.

Tune in to this space tomorrow when I will be baffled by other commonplace things.

The T.S.U. Tornadoes, "Play The Music Tornadoes"

The T.S.U. Tornadoes backed up some Stax singles back in the day, including "Tighten Up", the most famous track they played on. They also released some tunes on their own, including this own. Pretty sweet stuff!

The White Stripes, "Stop Breaking Down"

Gee, thanks for making my point for me, shuffle! This, of course, is from the debut White Stripes record, but you could switch the record these songs are on, and nobody would notice.

The Unsemble, "Circles"

We've had the Unsemble on here a couple times before, but to refresh: this is Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard), Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten), and Brian Kotzur (Silver Jews) getting together for an experimental record. As you might expect from a lineup like that, it's super interesting stuff, if often pretty outside the standard bounds of rock. Excellent and highly recommended.

Andrew Bird, "Imitosis"

Goddamn, I love this record so much. It's hard to focus on what on this song is the best, but Bird's vocal harmonies with himself always catch my ears more than anything else.

Joshua Buergel
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