Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Oh :: Sleater-Kinney

Oh Sleater-Kinney. Your punky riot grrrl rock brings a smile to my face. Sleater-Kinney had a long, illustrious career. The band formed around 1994, and played up until 2006, when they went on "indefinite hiatus." The band is composed of Corrin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein, who both play guitar. Janet Weis was the primary drummer for the band, although several different drummers have played in Sleater-Kinney.

An interesting guitar-nerd tidbit is that both Tucker and Brownstein tune their guitars down a step and a half, putting them in C# tuning. This is nifty in part because it allowed Brownstein to play most of the lead guitar parts, while Tucker's style allowed her to fill out the bass line of the songs.

I knew that I wanted to blog about a Sleater-Kinney song, but had a difficult time choosing which song. So... what I did was go to iTunes and look at which song of theirs was the most popular and decided to blog about it. And that works out well because I do enjoy "Oh." I tried to find a live clip, but the sound quality on the youtube videos I found was not acceptable. So crank it up, play some air guitar, and enjoy!

If you're tired of the big so so
Get yourself into some self control
Play the game by putting on the brakes
Slow down and make less mistakes
Nobody lingers like your hands on my heart
Nobody figures like you figured me out
I would be lying if I didn't say to you
No one comes close don't worry you got it!
(There's fire if you want it let me know,
I'm sick and I'm tired of letting go)
The way I feel when you call my name
Makes me go crazy to sane
The way I feel when you're close to me
Finally not drifting out to sea
Come on now I wish you would
I'm the one who makes you feel good
Never mind those things they say
They don't know it but I'm here to stay

1 comment:

.:m-e-g-g-o:. said...

:le sigh:

i love sleater-kinney. i wish they'd get back together and have a revival tour or something...