parlando playlist #57: burning airlines - meccano [1999]

Posted on November 6th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Music, Parlando Playlist.

J. Robbins and Bill Barbot of Jawbox and Peter Moffett of Government Issue (and J. Robbins also) formed Burning Airlines (named after a Brian Eno song: "Burning Airlines Give You So Much More"). They issued two albums before breaking up. "Meccano"* was from the first album, Mission: Control!

*Meccano is basically an Erector Set, but the lyrics seem to have nothing to do with that. Except I can't figure out what the lyrics are doing.

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Comment on November 29th, 2013.

Interesting because it's in many ways a by-the-numbers punk-rock song, but it has those blooping sounds at the end--after spending a couple of minutes adhering to genre, they felt the need to violate it, at least a little.


Comment on November 29th, 2013.

I like the galloping rhythm, crash-and-cymbals a little bit ahead of the beat, and the two vocals fighting about two minutes in.

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