#109 – “Nevada” (1999)

State Songs

L.K.: Probably the only really hated State Song, but that’s less for the song and more for the seven minutes of parade noises that follow it… A.S.: I mean the song itself is also probably the simplest thing Linnell has ever written, outside of maybe a few “Fingertips” L.K.: Yep. It sounds more like a nursery rhyme … Continue reading

#90 – “Montana” (1999)

State Songs

L.K.: This is such a great song, but I’m really preaching to the choir by saying that. I don’t think anybody who likes any of the rest of TMBG’s stuff at all dislikes “Montana. A.S.: Yeah, it’s one of those quintessential Linnell songs.  It has virtually everything you could ask for in a mid-tempo power pop song: a couple tremendous … Continue reading

#35 – “Pennsylvania” (1999)

State Songs

L.K.: I don’t like this song. It’s annoying. I can’t even get excited about it being our first state song because this song annoys me so much. A.S.: See, I don’t understand what’s so annoying about it. It’s just this little (mostly) instrumental interlude; I like the violin too.  Pretty sure it’s the only tune on State Songs with a violin, … Continue reading

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