#97 – “Haunted Floating Eye” (2006)

Cast Your Pod To The Wind

L.K.: Talk about weird subject matter. A.S.: Yeah, on a very basic level, this is an extremely simple, fun pop tune. But then there are the lyrics. And the sampled “woop woop”s (whatever those even are) in the background. And the creepy bridge. And the Flansburgh falsetto. L.K.: Oh yeah, falsetto is always very scary. It’s not like the meaning of the lyrics … Continue reading

#85 – “Purple Toupee” (1988)

Lincoln

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

#36 – “7-11” (1983?)

TMBG Unlimited - July

L.K.: I wish we knew exactly how old this song is, because it sounds like their other very very early stuff. A.S.: I suspect it’s from the infamous 1983 demo that the Johns have been pretty secretive about. L.K.: Even if it wasn’t on the demo itself, it at least sounds like it was recorded at around the … Continue reading

#8 – “1999” (1985)

TMBG Unlimited - July

L.K.: I forgot how screamy this cover was. A.S.: This is such a fantastic cover, in that bears-virtually-no-resemblance-to-the-original early TMBG way. L.K.: I love early TMBG covers because they’re all so delightfully fucked up.  Did they not know the lyrics, or did they just decide it would be more interesting to scream gibberish instead of attempt to enunciate … Continue reading

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