I regret everything
A bit of IRS-era R.E.M. going on here. Musically it wouldn’t sound out of place at all on any of the five IRS era R.E.M. albums with its jangly guitars and fast yet soft beat – James’ vocals and singing style (very un-Stipean) give it a more Manicsy vibe. The background vocal usage on the chorus also resembles Mike Mills’ vocals on so many R.E.M. songs.
You don’t really hear much said about this track. I guess it’s a sort of an underdog, a song that doesn’t really get a mention because it’s not an automatic highlight and it’s not the sort of song that many would count as downright crap either – boring at the most. I’m not one of those people by the way, I fully love this song. Maybe it’s the R.E.M. fan in me. It’s one of the billions of little hidden treasures on KYE. It also got a few live outings at the time too which is more than most tracks.
Does anyone else find it sort of funny how such a peaceful-sounding song has the lines “moral little shitkickers/liberal asinine pricks” in such an emphasised part?