Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Peak n'Oil Band #2

The lyrics of which foot-tapping song capture the zeitgeist of these times better than any other? I can’t think of a better one than R.E.M.’s It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine). Apart from the chorus I’ve got no idea what the other lines mean, although it sounds pseudo-apocalyptic, but that’s not the point. The point is that it’s not the end of the world but the end of the world as we know it. Whether you feel fine or not is up to you.

Given that we’re down to second place (and the number 1 will be revealed next week) I’m running out of time and space to mention more bands. Nevertheless, World Party should get an honorable mention for Ship of Fools. The lyrics are pretty self explanatory.

1 comment:

  1. Supposedly Peter Buck agreed to the statement that is was somewhat done in the tradition of Bob Dylan's Subterranean Blues. I don't think Buck has been accused of modesty recently.

    I always associated it with the Fall of the Berlin Wall, but that is an accident of timing. The song is not intended to be that positive.


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