Endless Loop: Electricity

suedeHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Electricity” by Suede

I have written in detail about my teenaged infatuation with British pop music, myself along with a group of likeminded friends in the high winds and desert sun of west Texas donning the roles of Britpop disciples after grunge all but dried up. We needed a scene man. And Britpop stuck, though only fleetingly, as it dried up too after a few short years, its death knell being sounded in 1998 on Pulp’s This Is Hardcore, the ultimate comedown album (and one to be exhumed and examined on a future post maybe?). But in those aftermath years, after all the hype had dulled, the drugs and alcohol having done their worst and moved on, some stragglers and originators were still making their pop music for the masses. Suede (or The London Suede for us stateside folks), who possibly, maybe kicked the whole scene off in 1993 released their fourth proper album in 1999. And while Head Music is hardly one of the band’s best (I’m not sure if it even counts as a good album really), “Electricity,” the first track and single from the record, certainly attempted to convince me otherwise.

“It’s bigger than the universe.”

Right there in the chorus, “Electricity” goes big, a soaring ode to love, sex, and drugs that harnesses all of the pure pop and smeared mascara from the band’s previous effort, Coming Up, and explodes it all in grand, triumphant form. The guitars are louder, the vocals more dramatic, a glittery, magnificent call to the heavens on a coke-fueled, electric, neon-lit night. The kind that overtakes your mind, body, heart, and soul, and makes you feel everything, only to exist in fading memories forever beyond.

Listen to this before a night out.

 

Thomas H Williams

Thomas H Williams

From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.

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