Monday, May 21, 2012

Music Mondays: "Add It Up" by the Violent Femmes

"Nothin' I can say when I'm in your thighs..."
--The Violent Femmes

I remember the moment I first heard this song, suddenly unable to breathe. I'd heard the beginning in Reality Bites (yeah, I have to admit that Ethan Hawke's version was my introduction), but the whole thing, the original, still struck me like a revelation. The Violent Femmes are the avatars of teenage urgency and attitude. There is no substitute.

And I know I always go on about bass lines, but this one is classic.

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