Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sleepsongs: Behind the Wall of Sleep

The Smithereens: Behind the Wall of Sleep


Just try to sleep to this one. The Smithereens play it loud. In the 1980s, someone felt the need to come up with term “power pop”, and it stuck. But, as far as I’m concerned, this one is rock n’ roll, pure and simple. Here is a guy dreaming of his perfect girl. She plays guitar in a rock band, and I’m hoping this wasn’t written about Joan Jett. In any case, there’s nothing profound about this song. It’s just a burst of lust fueled rock music, and one of the best examples of the genre I know.

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