November’s Hi-Fi Friday / My Music Monday theme is “The Worst Song From Your Favourite Artists.” I picked it. And Blobby was all in agreement. Because we all hate to love, or love to hate, a good train wreck. You know, like Whitney in the later years. Okay, I kid. Like all her years!
Worst is very relative. What I might dislike, I’m sure someone out there must like. Someone at the record label must have since it hit the album.
I’m going to start with my first favorite band. And probably my longest favorite band at that: The B-52’s.
If there’s something The B-52’s have done, I probably own it. Well, at least as far as audio goes.
So, I’m going to keep my selection to songs released on studio albums. Of which there are 8. Some purists don’t count one of the albums—Good Stuff—as Cindy isn’t present on it, but I still enjoy that one so it gets included. And one—Mesopotamia—is an extended play mini-album. Normally I wouldn’t count that one, but since the band still plays a song from it in concert, I’m including it. Which is good, because that’s where the one song that I just loathe from The B-52’s resides. In fact, it’s the only song in my collection from The B-52’s to have less than 3 stars: it gets only 1!
And I totally blame David Byrne for it. Because he produced it. Even listening to the song all I hear is him. (Can you tell I might never have been a big fan of The Talking Heads or David Byrne?)
I give you “Deep Sleep”:
I think what drives me nuts the most about the song is the weird screeching guitar bits. And the fact I feel like I’m in some hippy horror movie. Or bad 80s porn. There’s really not much difference if you think about it. The whole song just… hurts.
Until next time...