Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I'll Just Drink All The Time

"Come Al Ye Faithless" is the one Death of Samantha LP with the slimmest number of standout tracks, and "Rosenberg Summer" isn't one of them (you can disagree if you'd like). However, the b-side to this single finds D.O.S. giving Bowie's stuffy "Heroes" the big rock treatment, and even though I'm not normally one for six-minute rock epics (unless Damon Che is somehow involved), this one's got the horses as far as I'm concerned. It was around this time that Doug Gillard became cemented in my mind as a guitar player that I particularly wanted to listen to.

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JimH said...

Wow, that amateur recording is well hard to listen to. I pulled out their 1985 single - Coca-cola and Licorice and it's so much better in many respects. Were they just effing around here?

Brushback said...

Ha, that's funny, I kinda like all the extra buzzes and "wrong" guitar parts (if that's what you mean) -- it doesn't seem so much like an homage as much as a deconstruction.

The drum track is sorta on-the-verge, also.

Brushback said...

Plus, it's kinda hard to beat the attack of "Coca Cola and Licorice", in any case.

Brushback said...

The mp3 file on this post is now a listen-only (non-downloadable) file. Tough shit, Re-Re! Besides, Jim hurt my feelings by saying this is no good. Well, actually, for those of you who missed the boat, I will do my best to respond to any e-mailed requests for the original file.