Seventeen Below

May 19, 2010 5:10 PM

Me, a 4-track, a guitar, some cigarettes and some booze. Probably the most autobiographical thing I've ever written. That I'll cop too, anyway. And one of my favorites too.

It was 1995, and my dreams of indie pop stardom were in the shitter, and my personal life wasn't going much better due to blatant idiocy on my own part. So I sat down and started to record some songs for a notional solo album. It was either that or going to the pub and getting drunk.

My only regret is that I didn't have autotune.

Digging through the demos I found some much chirpier, Matthew-Sweet-esque electric versions of this, but I think this treatment pretty much nailed it for the icy quality.

posted by unSane (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

This reminds me a lot of early Blur for some reason. I like it a lot.

I kind of wish you would re-record this with all kinds of distortion, heavy drums and a sweet, quiet harmony lingering above your voice.

Also, no auto-tune.
posted by Pecinpah at 5:19 PM on May 19, 2010

This is really pretty... (very unproffessional comment, I know)
posted by MaiaMadness at 3:34 AM on May 23, 2010

I like those harmonies! And I really like your vocals on this version, in general.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:30 AM on June 15, 2010

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