Back on my Back Again

June 12, 2010 8:21 AM

Another slice of 1995 Big Star/Television influenced indie ephemera from my 4-track cassette box. I still really love this guitar riff and the herky jerky power pop stuff at the end of the chorus. A song about not wanting someone to feel bad for dumping you. When I first heard Sloan, I thought 'man, they stole my sound' although really we both stole Velvet Crush's.

words/music J Brownlow

Back on my back again
Pick myself up, don't you worry
Bad luck's a friend of mine
There's no need to say sorry

But if you change your mind
Take my side, there's no hurry
We'll start it all again
There's nothing to it, baby

All the world's in vain
Things don't stay the same
Don't pretend you feel
What you just don't feel
What you just don't feel
What you just don't feel

Some things you turn away
Some times you just can't be there
Some words you just can't say
Home truths, you just won't hear them


posted by unSane (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Yeah, that's a great riff. I'm not familiar with Velvet Crush but I totally see the Sloan thing.

I like the way the guitars trade back and forth a little at the end of the chorus.

Is this all you playing?
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 2:05 AM on June 15, 2010

Yeah, it's all me.

Velvet Crush are one of those missing link bands who it turns out all the bands you liked, liked. A series of underproduced, patchy albums, but in my head if not in reality they are the connective tissue between Big Star, Raspberries etc and Teenage Fanclub, Posies, Matthew Sweet, Sloan and the rest.
posted by unSane at 4:34 AM on June 15, 2010

nice. that riff is kinda tricky sounding. and the solo was great. i heard a bit of richard thompson in there.
posted by peterkins at 3:17 PM on June 23, 2010

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