song o’ the day

July 19, 2006

Henry’s Dress – “Definitely Nothing”

Because I care
and you could be anywhere but here,
If I knew where, well I
could always be there

Henry’s Dress were around in the early-mid 90s East Bay music scene and made a curious noise, throwing excessive guitar feedback onto standard pop songs. I usually am not at all fond of high-pitched guitar squeaks, but the first few seconds of this song, just before the fuzzed guitars come out, do me in. I love it! It gets me right in the heart. The muddy vocals and dirge of a pace are actually assets, I think, making a song for people who want to rock but maybe only a little bit, in their bedroom or discreetly behind a wall made by headphones on a public bus.

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