Saturday, November 18, 2006


Alright. I broke down. I purchased it. $9.99

Poor James Murphy. His fingers getting stuck in those knobs and sliders and the Nike representatives lashing and lashing him until his tiny knuckles break and he cries because he just wants to go home but all they've been giving him are Peaches and Herb records and Fruity loops
to work with.

Also the thought of it being advertised to the pilates inclined kind of makes me sick. Like listening to the swish swish swish of thousands of Aunt Peggy polyester tracksuits cry out all at once.


Alex said...

So I take it you don't like it in any part? I haven't been able to bring myself to buy it for a number of reasons, but I do really want to hear it. (I heard that the rights to the songs revert back to DFA in 6 months. They plan to release it on vinyl once they get it.)

Anonymous said...

I thought I was going to have to buy this album, you know because I like Nike brand running shoes, but since you did - maybe I'll just give it a listen next time I visit.

Cap'n Guthrie said...

no, I gave it a listen last night and enjoyed it thoroughly. I just felt bad buying something from nike.

Alex said...

The "shame on you" section within the first 6 or 7 minutes sounds remarkably like the Larry Levan mix of the Joubert Singers's "Stand on the Word." Still delightful. In fact, the oohs in the background might be a sample (it's that close).

So far this is pretty awesome! I heard early on that it sounds more like a really good mix than a song proper, and I think that is about right.

Cap'n Guthrie said...

I'm a big fan of the post-piano "shame on you" section. The popping drumsticks in the background, the churning synths, the little pawprint beeps that jump up and down, and the glockenspiel that keeps it moving. You really get a sense of the monotony and progress of going for a run.

but did you hear the vocal pops I was talking about? when he says "love" and later when he says "lonely" it sounds like theres a net around the word, like its coming through in tiny cubes or something. That really bothers me.

Otherwise the song is great.

Alex said...

I'll give it a closer listen later, but I didn't have it up too loud the first time. Plus, Macbook speakers aren't exactly quality.