At 4/8/14 07:21 AM, Slint wrote:
Jesus christ dr. worm.
Huh, I'm surprised you're not a bigger Frogs fan. They seem to be pretty in line with your musical/comedic sensibilities, just, y'know, with a lot more explicit references to gay sex.
It's Only Right and Natural isn't their most technically accomplished album, but I think it best captures the spirit of the band. I love the scrappy off-the-cuff nature of the music (like how sometimes they'll start cracking up in the middle of a line) and the lyrics and their delivery are hilarious. There's just nothing else quite like them.
For me it's the WON'T YOU LET ME WALK YOU HOME FROM SCHOOL. Not because I actually did that, but that time of innocence and discovery and first love is like a punch in the gut.
Yup, the song takes me right back, the joy and the pain. I practically respond to it the same way Elaine's boyfriend responds to "Desperado" in that one episode of Seinfeld.
When I come back I'll definitely listen to this.
When you get the chance you should check out I Am the Cosmos, which collects all of Chris Bell's solo material. It's almost like having extra Big Star songs.
By the way, you know of any tabs of You Get What You Deserve? I always wanted to learn that song, but I'm terrible at picking up by hear.
Nah, I've actually looked for them myself but no dice so far.