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SONG: “37 Pushups”
FIRST APPEARANCE: Rock Stars Kill, 1994
WHY IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN AN A-SIDE: In its original incarnation, which appeared on Smog’s 1993 album Julius Caesar, “37 Pushups” was propelled by a plucked guitar, with a stuttering violin accenting the encroaching madness alluded to in its lyrics. The Rock Stars Kill version came out a year later, and on it, the arrangement’s
flushed fleshed out to include a full band–including a string section that makes the descriptions of cold-weather solitude sound almost inviting. (Almost.) (Smog) – 37 Pushups (Rock Stars Kill Version) [MP3, link expired]