Mag & The Suspects
January 15, 2011 12:38 PM   Subscribe

Mag & The Suspects: Thousands Dead and Erection
posted by puny human (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
This single should be at least as revered as The Normal's one-off classic "T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette".

That, I regret to inform you, is a woefully incorrect assertion.
posted by Decani at 12:57 PM on January 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


While the songs have some small merit, they come nowhere close to the genius of the The Normal. Nothing I would gush over. And I gush easily at times. But would listen again.
posted by Splunge at 1:10 PM on January 15, 2011


No clue who The Normal are/were, but I dig this. That riff is borrowed from "Jailhouse Rock," but it really works.
posted by drjimmy11 at 1:56 PM on January 15, 2011


Also, this is far far less frightening than any post tagged with "erection," "1981," and "thousands dead" has a right to be.
posted by drjimmy11 at 2:03 PM on January 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yes it is, thank you for noticing.
posted by boo_radley at 2:19 PM on January 15, 2011


I know it's irrational, but man, I just do not like seeing the words "thousands dead" that close to the word "erection."
posted by evidenceofabsence at 2:44 PM on January 15, 2011


You mean yours doesn't...

But now they'll know if I ask anonymously
posted by cmoj at 2:58 PM on January 15, 2011


No clue who The Normal are/were


Warm Leatherette

TVOD

1978. Good times. Bad times.
posted by Decani at 3:10 PM on January 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


cmoj: "You mean yours doesn't...

But now they'll know if I ask anonymously
"

Yes. Yes. Mine as well. It's best we never meet. Too dangerous. Be brave, my friend.
posted by Splunge at 3:21 PM on January 15, 2011


Remember. Don't cross the streams.
posted by cmoj at 3:59 PM on January 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Those two little ditties represent some of the most pleasing dopey* New Wave I've ever heard. They have an appropriately spare economy in arrangement, but also a brilliant forward motion and development that keeps you right there with them. Especially Erection, which also happens to be kinda funny. Thanks puny human!

*I mean that in a good way.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:41 PM on January 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


These are good. I really enjoyed New Wave back in the day, shame that it seems so faddish now. Thousands Dead sounds like it was lifted from a punk track and given a few Quaaludes.
posted by Xoebe at 11:54 PM on January 15, 2011


Thousands Dead sounds like it was lifted from a punk track

Or, as mentioned above, the syncopated guitar bit was lifted straight out of Jailhouse Rock, which of course predated punk by a coupla decades. But, yeah, it's all rock and roll.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:30 AM on January 16, 2011


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