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Old 06.22.2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Oh my fuck I adore this song. Kim's "singing" is pure genius. On the latter verses, she injects silence, decay into what we were presented with on the first verses. You expect her to follow the formula, and she fucks with us, and it's wonderful. Inbetween said verses, beautiful dronage mingles with percussive passages....like, um, History. IMHO this is the greatest Sonic Youth song ever.

OK I'm drunk. But talk about this song some more, please.

(Oh and I got SYR8 today....is there a dedicated thread? 57mins of the SNY O'Rourke Quintet with the Merz and Gustaffson makes my heart go all pumpety pump.)
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Old 06.22.2009, 12:50 AM   #2
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in the latest issue of Nylon, kim talks about how Buffy The Vampire Slayer inspired her to write the lyrics to this song. a "vampire love story" apparently

brilliant song
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Old 06.22.2009, 06:07 AM   #3
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Now thats cool! But yes superb song, I listened to it something it over and over the first time I put the record on.
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Old 06.22.2009, 06:19 AM   #4
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in the latest issue of Nylon, kim talks about how Buffy The Vampire Slayer inspired her to write the lyrics to this song. a "vampire love story" apparently

I was just going to ask if anyone knew the lyrics of the last line because I can hear something like "I want you beside my neck, son" and thought that couldn't be it. Now it kinda makes sense.

Anyway, this has also been the album's 'repeat 1' song for me. Gorgeous.
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Old 06.22.2009, 06:38 AM   #5
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Yes I think you are right, just had another listen. I have it on record so I have to repeat it myself which means getting up crossing the room, lifting the needle..........I do love vinyl though
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Old 06.22.2009, 07:06 AM   #6
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[quote=ember]I was just going to ask if anyone knew the lyrics of the last line because I can hear something like "I want you beside my neck, son" and thought that couldn't be it. Now it kinda makes sense.

according to the japan lyric sheet she sings: i want you to suck my neck---suck


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Old 06.22.2009, 07:28 AM   #7
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This is indeed a lovely tune, almost pastoral in places, with a very sensual feel overall. That sounds interesting about the lyrical theme - will have to give this another spin to listen out to them.
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Old 06.22.2009, 07:39 AM   #8
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Kim also said, in that same interview, that it was additionally "a metaphor
for the record industry."
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Old 06.22.2009, 08:29 AM   #9
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The guitar between about 4:50 and 5:00 is the singular most beautiful sound Sonic Youth have made since the intro to Candle.
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Old 06.22.2009, 08:57 AM   #10
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The guitar between about 4:50 and 5:00 is the singular most beautiful sound Sonic Youth have made since the intro to Candle.

I also love that part, very very beautiful.
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Old 06.22.2009, 09:57 AM   #11
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fine song indeed.
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Old 06.22.2009, 10:09 AM   #12
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great tune yes.

I hve been listening to the eternal, and if you put the records on a stacker turntable, side one followed by side 3, the start of side 3 sounds exatly like the outro of side 1.

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Old 06.22.2009, 06:35 PM   #13
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Old 06.22.2009, 09:43 PM   #14
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My fave on the album.
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Old 06.23.2009, 01:05 AM   #15
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this song is great to fall asleep to. i mean that in the best way possible.
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Old 06.23.2009, 02:25 AM   #16
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Old 06.23.2009, 07:51 AM   #17
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It's excellent song! I really like acoustic guitar riff (played by Thurston, I believe) that carries song from the beginning to the end.
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Old 06.23.2009, 08:03 AM   #18
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So far its my one from this album. When I listen to this song, I can't help but believe that this is what 'I Love You Golden Blue' wanted to turn out like.
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Old 06.23.2009, 12:57 PM   #19
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Maybe not their finest hour,but still damn great.
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This album is fantastic! Really getting into it.
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