So today is my first day of working in my new home office, which is great, except for the fact that most of today has been soundtracked by really really loud drilling. It’s not in my apartment, but it’s nonetheless been piercing and close enough to make me feel like I’ve been bolted down to a dentist’s chair for the past six hours or so, my mouth propped open as I pray for some ungodly root canal/extraction/lingual brace application combo procedure to end so I could go stick my face in a big plate of mashed potatoes. Well, not to jinx things, but I think whatever was going on is finally finished, which means I can do what I’ve wanted to do all day: Listen to Suede’s first album, which wasn’t really designed to break through super-screechy metal-on-wall screeching. (The Stickmen almost made it through the din, but not quite.) This was all inspired by me seeing the video for “Metal Mickey” last night, so I’ll share that clip with you now, even if it does have some butcher-shop closeups that are kind of gross. Bonus: My Hype Machine trawl for some supplemental post material resulted in me finding their 1995 cover of Elvis Costello’s “Shipbuilding”; the cover, which apparently appeared on the 1995 compilation Help, is new to me, making it a treat that’s almost as pleasant as a huge pile of easily chewable starch.
Suede Make The Pain Go Away
November 20th, 2007 // 7 Comments