Blog Archives

Shed Your Skin

Yesterday I found myself with a song stuck in my head, just the melody, but I couldn’t immediately place what it was…

Then I sussed out that it was Shed Your Skin by the Indigo Girls, from their (excellent) Shaming Of The Sun album.

But not just the album version… it was the Tom Morello remix I’d heard on an old CMJ New Music magazine CD (1998-07).

Fun!

 

One hundred and fifteen
You are seventeen
Itchy trigger
Venomous
You growing longer
You growing stronger
So shed your skin, baby
Now shed this

Come on over now
Come on over baby
You tell me it’s holy holy
I don’t know what that is, come on over now
Let’s call it the fullness of time
I don’t know what that is, come on over now

Hey holy, console me
Some power, controls me
Remorse it, I force
It can’t free it, so be it

I’m speaking in tongues
Handling you
I got religion now look at it
The days grow longer
As we grow stronger
So shed your skin baby let it rip

Come on over now
Come on over baby
You tell me it’s holy holy
I don’t know what that is, come on over now
Let’s call it the fullness of time
I don’t know what that is, come on over now

Hey holy, console me
Some power, controls me
Remorse it, I force
Don’t free it, just be it
Just be it, just be it

I’ve been lookin’ to find you
But it’s a little too late too soon
And I looking out and far
Spirits are your doom
In you
In you

I got the hangman
I got Milagro
I got the celebration too
The flesh is strong
My spirit’s stronger
So shed your skin
Baby let it through

Come on over now
Come on over baby
You tell me it’s holy holy
I don’t know what that is, come on over now
You wanna call it the fullness of time
I don’t know what that is, come on over now

Hey holy, console me
Some power, controls me
Remorse it, I force
It can’t free it, so be it

Hey holy, console me
Some power, controls me
Come on over baby

***

Forrest Gump OMPS, Grim Skunk, Indigo Girls, Megadeth, Subtle

Alright! Well, over the past 5 days I’ve given you 50 albums that are fanastic for late night listening, and I know there are a zillion others. I like making lists like that, fun times! So what else has been in my ears lately?

Megadeth – Greatest Hits: Back To The Start

Incredible playing, really really satisfying metal riffs, and packed to the tits with hits. A one-stop shop if you want Megadeth but don’t want to have to buy the whole discography. I’m still not sold on Mustaine’s vocals, but no matter. Super-cool tunes.

Subtle – For Hero: For Fool

However many times I play this CD, I still find things I hadn’t heard before. Weird, experimental, and he raps at super-high speeds. I’ll admit, at first I didn’t like it. But repeat listens make it worthwhile now. It’s full of effects, crazy bits all over the place. Fun!

Grimskunk – Fires Under The Road

An album chock full of punk metal rock riffs. This would make great barroom rock. Being from Québec, of course there’s a little politics on board, like America Sucks, or Vive le Québec libre (sung en français, no less), but never mind. Just throw it in, turn it up, and get your freakin’ rock on. This sounds great to me.

Indigo Girls – Indigo Girls

What a debut! I love Indigo Girls, as do we all, surely, and this one is fantastic. Closer To Fine! Damn, what an album opener. But this whole thing is brimming with hooks, guitar bliss and those wonderful harmonies. This is from 1989, but it sounds timeless, born of that folk tradition that always just is.

Various – Forrest Gump OST/OMPS/Soundtrack

If ever there was a movie in the 90s that was huge on story but still dominated by music, it’s this one. And this soundtrack blows the mind, excellent song selections melded indelibly with scenes and events. We saw this film in the theaters, and when it was done and we were enthusing about the songs and how they fit so well, my Dad said “there was music?” Yes, Dad, there was music. Haha.

rhymeallnight.com/

1 Shot Spitune

Cincinnati Babyhead

Speaks his mind on music & movies!

Steve For The Deaf

Certain Songs Get Scratched Right In

BuriedOnMars

The World Revolves Around Mars

Aphoristic Album Reviews

Personal Album Review Website

timeweleftthisworldtoday

This world's so mixed up everywhere you go

RAN Ink Writes

What It Sound Like?

Stuff and That.

We do reviews, ya dig?

stoneygate

relaxing music

The Audible Stew

Salt to Taste

1537

Because we really need something trivial right now

HEAVY METAL OVERLOAD

... and classic rock too!

Metal Odyssey > Heavy Metal Music Blog

Welcome to Metal Odyssey, it will be quite the Metal trip!

This is the story of the overly ambitious eagle...

...who evidently found a deer head in the landfill.

Living a Beautiful Life

~ Short Stories, Flights of Fancy and Everyday Anecdotes ~

Complex Distractions

conversations about music, life, and the alien overlords

vinnieh

Movie reviews and anything else that comes to mind

mixolydianblog

music is life, music is breath, music is us

A (Mostly) Music Blog

Some other stuff too, but mostly music.

Boppin's Blog

Albums, concerts, reviews, audio gear, how to's

Mike Slayen ~ Guitarist

Guitarist, Composer, Instructor

Free City Sounds

Album Reviews by Marshall Gu

80smetalman's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Every record tells a story

A Blog About Music, Vinyl, More Music and (Sometimes) Music...

KamerTunesBlog

Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

1001albumsin10years

Just another WordPress.com site

Thunder Bay Arena Rock

Hard Rock Album and Concert Reviews! (Odd Book Review as well!)

Caught Me Gaming

Confessions of a Casual Core Gamer

%d bloggers like this: