Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hitting Shuffle (Episode 4)

As bands get older and put out records it's easy to dismiss them. I have previously addressed this subject before but it returns with the shuffle turning it's attention to a track off ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN's 2005 record "Siberia". This was a record that I found for free and downloaded more out of curiosity then anything I had actually heard off of it. To be frank I had stopped listening to Echo after their reunion album back in 1997, so I dismissed this record pretty quickly. This is often the case with formerly huge acts that have not aged very well (current case in point would be DEPECHE MODE) but Ian and Will seem to have quietly rediscovered their sound.

Now the record was no where near as good as their heyday but I could thing of worse stuff to listen to on a Thursday evening. This particular song, "Of A Life" has a nice retro feel to it (with a lyrical nod to "Songs to Learn and Sing") and has nice quick pace to it. Maybe I overlooked this album too quickly after all.

p.s. I feel like I need to explain the disjointed nature of this post. My original hope in writing was to take my mind off the atrocious performance the LAKERS put forth in the playoffs tonight. If you are not a sports fan it's hard to understand what it's like to be let down by your team. I can't focus on anything right now and have a sick feeling in my stomach. It's maddening and frustrating and yet I will be glued to my couch Sunday to see if they can win because that is what sports fans do...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought Siberia was a pretty good album- only spolied by too much Ian Mcculloch insisting on filling the songs with his voice from beginning to end.