#116 – “Ana Ng” (1988)


A.S.: Oh boy. L.K.: HOLY SHIT. Can I start this off by saying that this is my favorite TMBG song OF ALL TIME? OF ALL TIME. A.S.: I wouldn’t go so far with that, but it is impossible to deny its greatness. L.K.: It is absolute musical and lyrical perfection. Also it is up there with “Accidents Will Happen” on my … Continue reading

#85 – “Purple Toupee” (1988)


L.K.: Another big one! A.S.: Yes, and a damn near perfect song, too. The idea behind the song is wonderful enough on its own, lampooning revivals of eras that the revivalists were barely alive for.  Reminds me of an awful lot of what I hear going on today… L.K.: The difference is that John Linnell wasn’t trying to be … Continue reading

#58 – “Where Your Eyes Don’t Go” (1988)


A.S.: Well, this is certainly a nice change of pace from yesterday’s song. L.K.: Yeah, the last thing we need after that last song is something else to complain about, but there’s really nothing to complain about here. Though apparently judging by page views, people seem to like it when we hate songs… A.S.: I don’t know if people like it, … Continue reading

#19 – “Lie Still, Little Bottle” (1988)


A.S.: Well, we’re really blowing our load on the Lincoln tracks here. L.K.: We swear this isn’t rigged! Though I was just reappraising my feelings about Lincoln earlier today. I have no idea why I had such a lukewarm reception to this album before. A.S.: It’s consistently been my favorite since I first listened to it, I think. L.K.: I mean, my … Continue reading

#11 – “The World’s Address” (1988)


A.S.: Okay, so “The World’s Address.” L.K.: a.k.a. the song that makes me think of “Tonight” from West Side Story every time I hear it because of that one line in the lyrics… A.S.: “The world is just an address / A place for us to live in.” L.K.: Yep. Though there’s really not too much commonality beyond … Continue reading

#2 – “I’ve Got A Match” (1988)


A.S.: Have you ever heard the phrase from which the title is based?  “I’ve got a match: your face and my ass.” Because I haven’t. L.K.: Nope, I haven’t either.  Maybe it’s a relic of a previous time. A.S.: The Johns’ schooldays L.K.: I wonder why this was one of three Lincoln songs that didn’t make it to their Lincoln … Continue reading

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