Monday, March 3, 2008

TVD's Daily Wax | Supergrass "I Should Coco"

This week, TVD takes a look at some debut releases that have not only stood the test of time, but signaled some truly great things to come.

Regarding Supergrass' smashing debut "I Should Coco", Trouser Press noted that "...punky glam guitars, Keith Moon-ish drum rolls and helium harmonies abound, notably through the Carnaby Street swing of "She's So Loose" and "Alright," an utterly delightful, mostly monosyllabic, teen anthem. "We are young/We run green/Keep our teeth/Nice and clean," sings the nineteen-year-old Gaz over a barrelhouse music-hall piano. (It should be noted that his glee in young adulthood doesn't only inform his music. This is, after all, a man who is so pleased with his newfound ability to grow facial hair that he sports pop's most ridiculous muttonchops since Noddy Holder.) Being young, the 'Grass do enjoy a wank, though the spirits are so high that the sped-up silliness of "We're Not Supposed To" and the Beatlesque blues spaceout, "Sofa (of My Lethargy)" go down as easy larfs. The good-natured and curiously eccentric I Should Coco finds these kids to be alright indeed."

Supergrass - Alright (Mp3)
Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz (Mp3)
Supergrass - Lose It (Mp3)
Supergrass - Mansize Rooster (Mp3)
Supergrass - Strange Ones (Mp3)


Matt said...

This is downright creepy... I woke up just this morning with "Alright" stuck in my brain. I think it's in some TV commercial lately, and maybe it seeped into my subconscious, but still... So I had it in my head all day, got home and checked the blogosphere, and what is the first tune up for sampling?

You've been posting up some tasty sounds (Neu!, Hawkwind, etc.), in my opinion, and I just want to give an hearty and sincere thanks. Thanks!

Anna said...

hey, do you think you can possibly e-mail me Supergrass - Alright. I would REALLLYYYY appreciate it! :D

- Anna