Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Sebadoh - Soul and Fire
This was from the Bubble and Scrape album, the end of the Eric Gaffney era. Like their other 7" records, there's a lot of material on here, and it's all over the place.
"Soul and Fire" is one of those heartbroken Lou songs. While he's got a ton of them, to the point where he even makes fun of himself for it, this one is particularly well written.
My favorite track here is a cover of the Necros "Reject". Sebadoh manages to take a 90 second long hardcore tune, slow it down, and breathe a bit more emotion and depth into it.
The B-sides are for Jason ("Sister") and Eric ("Bouquet...") to do their thing, but Jason hadn't fully arrived as a songwriter yet (that happened a year later on Bakesale) and Eric's over the top maniacal shtick was on the way out.
Going to see these guys in Boston tomorrow night with a friend. Should be a lot of fun.
A: Soul and Fire, Reject
B: Sister, Bouquet For a Siren
Tomorrow: The end of the Daily 7, at least the daily part, anyway.