Wednesday, April 27, 2005

The Truth Is Way Out There....

The Carpenters - Goodbye To Love

Where do things come from?

Jelly? That's easy. Jupiter.

Twister? That's a punishment from one of the Outer Circles of Hell.

Grunge? Let me see... miserable lyrics, great fuzzy guitar solos, some time in the early to mid 70's so it could wheedle into the developing psyches of Mark Arm, Tad, J. Mascis and the rest... and it would have had to have been everywhere...

Well, it has to be The Carpenters, obviously. I'm not convinced that it isn't a J. Mascis aged 10 actually soloing on this track. How fuzzy can you get? And all the while, the Carpenter kids do the sweet backing vocal aaaahh thing in order to conceal their wicked intent.

Face facts: do you really think it really came from Sabbath and Iggy?

Next week: Mike claims Post-Rock spontaneously appeared in the wake of "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft."

Buy - The Carpenters - Gold: 35th Anniversary Edition
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