7/2/2017 0 Comments
38. Nemesis – Shriekback
Who doesn’t like a song that includes the word parthenogenesis in the chorus? Because nothing is sexier than reptilian reproduction, obviously. I loved this band, and in particular their album Oil and Gold, because it was just so ambitious: they’d all been in bands before and clearly thought there should be more to music than four on the floor and a guitar solo.
They’re also one of the bands I regret not seeing live (apparently they just reformed for a tour and I never heard about it. Bummer), although Eyman saw them without me (I can’t remember why) in Seven Hills of all places: the contradiction between them and there is just delicious.
The way he tells it he had a beer with the singer before the show and finished on stage singing this with them: I’ve got no way of knowing, but just the thought of it makes me smile. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bMM61Y5CEU
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