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May 7th, 2019

cyberinsekt

The Colorblind James Experience - Considering A Move To Memphis

If you're going to make a song about banality then you owe it to yourself and your audience to approach the subject clearly and coherently and without prejudice.

Just kidding, you should totally rip the shit out it.

Or you could do what the Colorblind James Experience did on Considering A Move To Memphis from their self-titled 1987 debut. With its spoken vocals (and spoken backing vocals) and its deliberately awkward stop/start rhythms, no one could accuse it of not being sufficiently quirky. Sure it's quirky, sure it's odd, but none of that is to be clever. It'd odd because people are odd, and if you're going to write a song about them all being odd together then you'd better bloody realise that just like everone else you're a bit odd. Even if to the outside you might look a bit, I dunno, suburban. Strangely affectionate experimental roots pop made with a rare humanity. One of the most singular songs of the 1980s.

The Colorblind James Experience - Considering A Move To Memphis
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