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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

230. "Hoover Dam" by Sugar

Requested by Michael Wells.

I wish I were well enough to do this one properly, but I'm not. Basically confined to bed and sweating off a fever for a couple of days, I'm basically scared of what might happen if I even tried to sing at this point. At least the discography of Hüsker Dü and its offshoots have been well-served by 39-40 up to this point: I believe I've done two songs by the Dü proper, and at least one apiece by Bob Mould and Grant Hart solo, and now one by Sugar. Up until this point I'd been fairly proud of all of them.

A few long-time readers / listeners of 39-40 will recall that in the early days, when I was sick or sometimes just for the lulz, I would often call upon my homegirl Anjali to provide vocals in my stead. Luckily, I was able to find her just where I left her and talked her into doing this one as well. It's been a long time, Anjali, but you haven't missed a step.

Sadly, as delirious as I am right now, I might well occasionally believe that Anjali is real. Look, there are MANY COPIES, bitches... amirite?

Anjali ~ vocals
Rex ~ other poop


  1. this reminds me of an artsy track from the mekons' _fear and whiskey_ album; and then there's that drum track that sounds oddly like new order's 'true faith'. you can be proud of this one too.

  2. That drum track is in fact New Order's "True Faith". I've found it to be, for some reason, one of the most recognizable pieces of musical programming evar.