Showing posts with label Smashing Pumpkins 33. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smashing Pumpkins 33. Show all posts

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I Love/Hate When This Happens

By: T.R. Slyder,, AndyDisco on Twitter

Do you ever listen to a song from a few years ago and think about how you haven't heard this song in a while but you used to love it and it still sounds great, etc. Then toward the end of the song you randomly think, "oh man, I really want to hear XXX right now!" and it's a totally unrelated song, and maybe one you haven't heard in a while then you realize the reason you randomly want to hear that old song. On a mixed tape you had in high school, you had both of the songs on it in succession and you realize that you've been operantly conditioned to expect one song after the other?

The cool thing of it is that you don't even know it. For instance, it happened to me today with Please by U2 followed by 33 by the Smashing Pumpkins. If you would have asked, "do you remember what song came after this one on your high school tape?" I wouldn't have had a clue. But toward the end of Please, I was totally getting randy to hear 33. It's weird.

Long December by Counting Crows was also on that tape, I think.

Lastly, I would like to go on record saying that Pop is my favorite U2 album by a mile. Lyrically underrated and I think it's their best album sonically. If you didn't understand English, would you rather listen to the Joshua Tree or Pop? Oh, and while I am saying the first good things I have said about U2 in about 8 years, here's their most underrated song by far and their best song to sing in the shower by 85 miles. Another Bonus is that in the video, Bono looks like Ursula from Little Mermaid.

That's how I roll.