Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Song of The Day #043

"S.P.Q.R." by This Heat

As heavy and feedback-y as this song is, it's one of This Heat's more accessible tunes. Heck, it's even kinda catchy. Thrashing guitars buzz for the song's entirety and the vocals drone on top. It's got a Rhys Chatham-iness to it in that it turns a mountain of ugly sounding, repetitive guitars into something kind of beautiful. Per usual, the lyrics concerned long-dead systems of government--in this case, the S.P.Q.R. of ancient Rome--and are intriguing. This is one of the best song's on Deceit, one of the finest post-punk/experimental albums of all time.

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