Just like Nirvana, I don't have any favorite songs. I absolutely enjoy every single song in their own individual right. I have seen Interpol twice once in Los Angeles in the Greek Theatre and once in UCSB. Both shows were up close and personal. In my mind and to my taste...
But I just heard "Stella was a diver and she was always down", which was the first song I ever heard by them, and I'm pretty impressed.
So here are the lyrics:
When she walks down the street
She knows there's people watching
The building fronts are just fronts
My best friend's a butcher, he has sixteen knives
He carries them all over the town at least he tries,
Oh look it stopped snowing
My best friend's from Poland and, um, he has a beard.
But they caught him with his case in that public place
That is what we had feared
ours is the only version of my desertion that I could ever subscribe to
That is all that I can do
You are a past sinner, the last winner, I'm raping all around me
Until the last drop is behind you
But you're so cute when you're frustrated, dear
Yeah, you're so cute when you...
since the very beginning. I got to see them at the very intimate Roxy theatre in Atlanta back in...2002? Anyhow. I'm looking forward to the new El Pintor album and have tix for the Atlanta September show at the Tabernacle. Hit me up if you will be there!!!
When I heard the verse "well, she was my catatonic sex toy love-joy diver.." I knew this had to be the the most amazing band I had ever listened to. I can't really explain what makes them so amazing. They're modren romantic, sexy and sleek...the phrase "glacial...