Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A song a day: Jets to Brazil - Lemon Yellow Black

There is a line in a Jawbreaker song where lead singer Blake Schwarzenbach admits that he feels ashamed because he knows every drum fill to Zeppelin when they're being played at a party. In retrospect, that was probably punk guilt that made him write that line because Jets to Brazil seemed like his opportunity to rock out without being beholden to some bullshit punk ideology. Of the Jets catalogue, I think Lemon Yellow Black is the closest Schwarzenbach gets to the perfect pop song but he remains cutting as ever with lines like:

Daughters of the revolution,
You're freezing in your furs
Well heeled atrocity show,
The finishing school is done.

Yeah, that guy knows how to turn a phrase.


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