With the upcoming "Hindsight Is 20/20" compilation CD about to digitize all of The Ergs! vinyl 7-inchers anyway, I figured now it would be okay to post my favorite Ergs 7" out of the 5 or 6 that I have. Besides, people buy pop punk records to collect all the different colors, and not to actually listen to the songs or anything like that.
I've said before-- don't ask me when or where-- that the best Ergs songs sound like "Whole Lotta Rosie" and "Kids Don't Follow" welded together, and "Blue" is one of those songs. The main thing about The Ergs!, apparently, is that they listen to a whole bunch of different music ("Mike laments that he only owns twenty-two Frank Zappa albums... I swear he listens to all of it for the sheer pleasure of knowing that no one else does.. These guys are crazy fucks who love SST records. They listen to the most obscure, most eclectic range of music I've ever heard," as the liner notes to "Dorkrockcorkrod" so famously put it), so with the flipside, "Blew", it seems like The Ergs! are attempting to bring another shitty band (Nirvana, hilariously credited as the "John Ritchie Band" on the label) into respectability, though in this case that's not actually possible.
The Ergs! -
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While I'm at it, from the Ergs/Lemuria split, here's The Ergs! cover of "Hey Jealousy" by the Gin Blossoms, who're about the only band from that whole '90s "Modern Rock" debacle who put out a CD that I can still stand to listen to, though that could change pretty quick.
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