Friday, July 28, 2006

Friday 8-Track

Songs about women.

Weezer - "Susanne" - Mallrats Soundtrack
The perfect girl next door. This may be the only Rivers Cuomo song, about a girl, that isn't bitter, jaded, or fetishistic.

Stevie Wonder - "I Was Made To Love Her" - I Was Made To Love Her
Dig that James Jameson bass groove.

Ben Folds Five - "Kate" - Whatever and Ever Amen
The ultimate indie/hipster chick. She's got 100 dude friends all of whom are secretly in love with her. We all know her, we've all crushed on her.

The Wrens - "She Sends Kisses" - The Meadowlands
Long-distance never works.

Guns 'N Roses - "Rocket Queen" - Appetite For Destruction
This song is pretty fucked up, but damn it rocks. The first half is all balls and porn swagger but then after the break it becomes a sincere sentiment of thanks and concern. It must be half-Izzy and half-Axl.

Matthew Sweet - "Evangeline" - Girlfriend
Lyrically there's nothing too remarkable about this tune but Richard Lloyd's guitar work (of Television fame) is fantastic. Just the right amount of skrunk.

Josh Rouse - "Carolina" - Nashville
Great, great hook. Rouse is a master of upbeat melodies paired with sad lyrics...but this one has a happy ending.

Pernice Brothers - "Working Girls" - The World Won't End
The other reigning king of mopey lyrics and killer hooks, Joe Pernice tells the story of depressed office girl (think Pam/Dawn from The Office). This is probably my favorite song by this band with an all-time great lyric: "...contemplating suicide or a graduate degree..."


At 7/28/2006 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Current odds on a Friday 8-track NOT containing an entry from the Wrens - 8 to 1.

Who wants a piece of this action?

At 7/28/2006 2:51 PM, Blogger Dara said...

I like Evangeline, but I think my favorite song from that album is Girlfriend.

Good list! Although, now I'm singing Rocket Queen at work. That can't be a good thing.

At 7/28/2006 3:53 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Probably a bad bet no matter how tempting the odds.

At 7/28/2006 4:54 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I prefer "Winona" for a better song with a girl's name in it from the album Girlfriend. I have that on tape, yo.

At 7/28/2006 7:35 PM, Blogger Jason said...

GnR is always a good thing in the office.

Elizabeth, you get mad props for having "Girlfriend" in analog. Got any good cassingles?

At 7/29/2006 6:31 PM, Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Offhand I know of three cassingles: New Order, Indigo Girls, and Bryan Adams's "Everything I Do, I Do It For You." Hope that is not the Bryan Adams song you are adding to your repetoire.

At 7/31/2006 12:41 PM, Blogger Jason said...

New Order cassingles, how hip were you in 9th grade? And I hate the Bryan Adams song.


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