Please don’t run away or be scared. This is actually an excellent piece of music.
It is a shortened version of one of the very fine tracks to be found on the LP Nixon released in 2000.
Lambchop has always had a fluid line-up from record to record dating back to their 1994 debut but always featuring the unique vocal talents of Kurt Wagner. Now I’m happy to admit that Kurt wont be everyone’s cup of tea – Mrs V for one cannot stand his singing rather cruelly likening when he goes high-pitched to Tiny Tim – but I’m a fan.
The two extra tracks on the CD single feature a remix by trip-hop/ambient duo Zero 7 and a cover of a track by the late Vic Chesnutt, an artist much admired by Michael Stipe.
While Up With People is a fine enough single, I dont think its the best track on the LP. Have a listen to this:-
mp3 : Lambchop – Grumpus