Monday, April 29, 2013

My Music Monday

Another two-fer.  Just because I can.

I usually have my song picked days in advance - but this week, I just kind of almost forgot about the entry.  And truth be told, sometimes I have trouble narrowing down the choice(s).

But I seem to get more comments when I do song that is a bit more rock and / or roll.

This week, I'm going with Garbage.

For the first song, I chose "Automatic Systematic Habit", from their woefully under appreciated and seemingly immediately forgotten 2012 album, Not Your Kind of People.

In my opinion, it is the best track on the album.  It is one of those tracks that is based in rock, but you could see dancing to it.  Or I could. ...and I mean, that is if I were drunk, but that's not a reflection on the song as much as my dancing abilities.

Shirley Manson's voice is strong (it always is) and the rhythm section is spot-on with it's driving of the song.

The second track is Garbage along with Screaming Females.  Yeah, I never heard of them either.  They do a great cover of Bruce Springsteen's (yes, not technically Patti Smith's) "Because the Night".

I was never a fan of Springsteen's version but always loved Smith's.  I have never ever ever been a fan of 10,000 Maniacs watered-down take on it.  This cover actually might beat out Patti's track.  I'm really digging it.

1 comment:

Erik Rubright said...

I never realized until now how much in "Automatic Systematic Habit" that Shirley's outfit was channeling Lady Kier from Deee-Lite.

Actually, there's a mashup in there I'd like to see...

And I really liked their version of "Because the Night". Thank you for that! Damn. Now I'll have to go buy it.