I don’t need culture, I spit it out
I’ve always had a soft spot for Starlover. It fits as a You Love Us b-side, it’s practically its sibling. Same in-your-face rock and roll, same ridiculously arrogant lyrical matter (and this time with some added sarcasm and tongue in cheek). About two and a half minutes of fun little punky rock where it’s impossible to tell whether the song takes itself seriously or not. Trying to come up with anything deep about it is pretty hard because it’s just fun dammit, the sort of thing that makes you stand up and jump wildly around the room, singing along and airguitaring as it plays. The whole thing’s essentially done far better on You Love Us (the Heavenly version anyway, the Sony version’s a bit more serious sounding) but they’re different enough to work.
Hearing the band resurrect it for their six-track Heavenly anniversary gig was pretty fun. They said they found it the weakest of their Heavenly recordings though. Silly people.