Published by Taybin on 16 Jul 2008

Noise Addict

2,000 kids with guitars
I just accidentally stumbled on this song I hadn’t heard for at least a decade. I was clicking around my sister’s music and saw this band Noise Addict. First song, Body Scrabs & Bizzos. Took a while to recognize it, but I remembered it from this mixtape I had made in 1997 with songs my sisters were listening to but I didn’t have at college.

Hmm, what was on that?  Pixies, Julian Hatfield, Raincoats, Frank Black, um Sinead O’Connor? I liked that song, The Emperor’s New Clothes.

But yeah, Noise Addict. Ben Lee’s first band, from when he was 13.  Pretty neat.

And the song has this great line about 2,000 kids with guitars.


Well shit, it looks like my podcast plugin doesn’t work with the new wordpress 2.6.  Here is a hard link to the song.

Published by Taybin on 11 Jul 2008

The Raincoats

The Raincoats

Okay, look, I know anyone reading this has probably heard of The Raincoats. But I just relistened to this old favorite song of theirs, No One’s Little Girl, and man, it’s so good. The way the bass line comes in all mellow during the first verse? And the violins hinting sinisterly in the background? Just super. It almost convinces me that every girl’s dream is to reject a marriage proposal.

Apparently they have a myspace.