Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2005 : 46 "Entertain" by Sleater-Kinney

You can always tell a song is amazing if you can hear it first during a live show and remember it years later when it actually hits the album. Sleater-Kinney had been throwing this gem around in live shows for a while before it showed up on their last album. I remember this song vividly, which is amazing considering when I saw them live I was tripping balls and the music was just a huge blur of awesomeness. Janet Weiss was doing her precise robotic drumming thing while Carrie Brownstein was windmilling her guitar like it ain't no thing. Fucking perfect.

This song is a perfect capstone to end a beautiful run. After a rager like this it is kind of hard to imagine where you go from here. No wonder Brownstein now works for NPR, after the war that is this song I'd want to work some place soft and quiet too.

James Specht

Listen: Sleater-Kinney >> "Entertain"

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