Lucid Culture


Song of the Day 5/15/09

Every day, our top 666 songs of alltime countdown gets one step closer to #1. Friday’s song is #439:

Conformorama – A Pocketful of Stones

Here’s a real obscure one that you’re not going to find anywhere online. It’s a ferocious, punkish, minor-key stomp driven by a tightly unwinding contrapuntal melody between the guitar and bass with a lyric that updates a Faulkner theme from Go Down Moses, a bridge jumper taking the plunge in order to avoid dying in a nuclear holocaust. The best available version from this artsy postpunk band is on a virtually impossible-to-find cassette-only live recording from CBGB. Written by the bassist, who would go on to play country, rock, surf music and jazz with innumerable other popular and obscure New York groups.

May 15, 2009 - Posted by | lists, Lists - Best of 2008 etc., Music, music, concert

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