Saturday, 12 May 2007

Chief Barrel Belly

Taken from "Self-Inflicted Aerial Nostalgia" 1989

"I get mad at this world
Sit up and scream about it
Every dog has its day
And now they dream about it

Chorus: He said love is the one thing
We needed in this world to be happy

Got a mouth full of teeth
Got to end this searchin'
I got down on my hairless knees
For a tax reduction

Chorus, repeat"

A memorable early Guided By Voices with strange vocals but a fantastic chorus that stands out as one of the best of the "Box" set of early GBV albums. The lyrics in this song are very strong and feel like someone angry at the world and just asking for some good luck and happiness. Though I'm not sure where hairless knees come into it. Good song.

1 comment:

harold pig said...

This song fits snuggly in the Rock Riff Hall of Fame.