Another new series/feature. It’s one in which I’ll be reaching back into an old ICA and pulling out some words that were written at the time about a particular track. It’ll not always be one of my own efforts that I’ll dip into, which means we will, every now and again, get to enjoy some musings from our late and much-love friend, Tim Badger. In fact, I’ve lined up one of his for the second airing of this feature.
But that’s for the future. Things are kicking off with ICA 95, published on 18 November 2016. I said this:-
This sounds like Paul Quinn on vocals. I think that has a lot to do with why I love this band so much. It’s just an outstanding piece of music that I want to sing along with every single fucking time. And then go apeshit crazy on the dance floor for its concluding instrumental section. This would be very high up in any updated 55 45s at 55 listing in a couple of years time (not that I’m going to inflict that on you).
mp3: The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
It’s their fifth studio album, High Violet, and was made available for download prior to the album’s release via the band’s website on March 24, 2010. It was later released on limited edition 7″ vinyl, with this otherwise unavailable b-side:-
mp3: The National – Sin-Eaters
It’s a decent enough b-side, but I’m not sure if I’d have elbowed anything off High Violet to find room for it.