Song of the Day, April 26: License to Confuse by Sebadoh

SebadohBakesaleToday’s song kicks off a lo-fi masterpiece in fine style. Sebadoh had a long, shambling path to their finest moment, Bakesale. Longtime drummer Eric Gaffney finally departed for good and Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein brought in Bob Fay as they worked out the new disc. Loose where previous albums were sloppy, cohesive without being polished, tha album builds on their lo-fi passion. Direct but never simplistic, it’s a great, fast romp through amazing, intense songs.

The opening track is a perfect mission statement. Barlow kicks into high gear, launching the song with angry chords as he declares his emotional tumult. He may not have all the answers, but it’s absolutely his right to fumble for them, and nobody should get in his way. In under two minutes he opens the door for a complicated — but sincere — musical journey.

Enjoy this great song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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