Tuesday, February 13, 2007

The Feelies - The Boy With The Perpetual Nervousness + Fa Cé-La

The Feelies! Oh how awesome! Oh how
underappreciated! In my opinion they were one of the most creative bands in the post-punk era. Their first album released in 1980, Crazy Rhythms, of which i'm including two songs from is a concoction of post-punk, funk, and pre-R.E.M jangle pop (The Feelies were actually one of R.E.M's biggest early influences.) Additionally the album title is quite representative- with multiple percussion instruments used on each track, the rhythm section is indeed crazy. Crazy Rhythms made both Pitchfork's and Rolling Stone's top 100 albums of the 80's lists, yet still the love they get is minimal. In my opinion the album is just as great as the first three Talking Heads records. The two songs I chose were The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness, the album's opener and Fa Cé-La, the attempted single.

"It doesn't seem like he does anything
He never helps out in the yard
He lets his mother carry in groceries
Cause he doesn't plan to work too hard

The boy next door is into better things
As far as I can see
The boy next door is into bigger things
The boy next door is me, all right

"Break the silence with the screaming head
Everything is alright
Break the scream with a silent void
Everything is alright

Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Cé-La
Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa Cé-La

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