Tag: Guided By Voices

PAUL SMITH of MAXIMO PARK – Song For Ewe

“Their harmonies are deliciously tight, but it’s the melody and groove that make this song transcendent. I often think of the African-American origins of gospel when I listen to this powerful type of music, and how the religious idea of an afterlife (providing respite from earthly suffering) is closely tied to the lived experience of racial injustice. Sadly, there is a deep well for gospel singers to draw upon, in that respect. Looking at our current uncertainty and daily isolation, the idea of a better time ahead is a strong one, making this song even more poignant today”

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ERIC ERLANDSON of HOLE – Song For Ewe

“It’s great driving music. But I misheard the lyrics and thought he was singing, “I’ll buy you an island,” which is kinda cool, though more Mick Jagger than Tobin Sprout really. Then I discovered that the Troggs have a creepy song called just that! Anyway, my girlfriend isn’t speaking to me right now, so she can have her island. I’ll go find my own.”

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JO COLLIS of LUCKY SHIVERS – Song For Ewe

“There’s a weird nostalgic vibe for me about Camp Cope because they have something that reminds me of Life Without Buildings and Sleater-Kinney and music that I loved when I was Camp Cope’s age. I kind of felt bad for labelling them ‘obscure’ because they are having huge success in Australia and I hope they aren’t obscure over here in the UK for long.”

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