On The Flippity-Flop: Smog Does A Little Bit Of Cardio

Feb 13th, 2007 // 1 Comment

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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]

  1. iantenna

    don’t arrangements tend to be fleshed, rather than flushed, out? though with smog you might as well flush that shit.

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