Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

You Can Take The Berlin Wall, Give Me Stalin And St. Paul’s

Listen, Enthusiasts: I ain’t no fortunate son. Daddy wasn’t powerful, and Mommy was no trophy; you might have noticed a smallish chip on my shoulder (that I placed there deliberately, but let’s not get into that) about the opinions of the fancy and the shmancy.

But those swells up at that boarding school, the one with the dorm suite nicknamed The Fox’s Den? They just might have been right about the transition in the 11/30/80 Scarlet>Fire being the BEST EVAR, and will thus be the last of their kind put up against the wall when the revolution comes.

(Phil. The key is Phil, and the way he won’t let the chord resolve for an extra couple bars, so when they do all drop into Fire on the Mountain, it feels like your ears just came.)


  1. The Central Shaft

    August 4, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Also the B-3 is so strong with this one. I almost had to stop listening to it in the car because it loses the stereo image that I get in the living room . . . once I knew it was there I missed it too much.

  2. come on bro

    Giants 78 for the transition

    this one’s real cool though

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