10 May 2006

Shuffle of the Day 3 - "Do Re Me So Far So Good" by Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

1992 feels like a long time ago. I suppose it is 14 years ago now, but back in the day, Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (Carter USM for short) was selling out shows left and right in the UK. They were huge. Why they never made it in the US with a name like that, especially considering that it was spawned from former president Jimmy Carter, their lack of fame always baffled me. Then again, when I listen to "Do Re Me So Far So Good", only an ok song from 1992: the Love Album I realize maybe it was because, heck, Carter USM weren't that good a lot of the time. I mean, I really do quite like "The Only Living Boy in New Cross", but "Do Re Me..." is just kind of flat. Yes, synths. Yes, guitars. Yes, sort of witty lyrics. Satisfying, not really. I think it falls into the category of songs on my iPod of "Maybe they're still good, we'll see". I do remember liking the song when I was younger, when I could be the only boy at Oakmont Regional that was listening to Carter USM (yes, I was that cool, if by cool you mean totally uncool). These days, I just think that Carter USM was a poor man's Pop Will Eat Itself or a less polished Jesus Jones. And that, in itself, is an odd statement and a testament to the oddness of the late 80's/early 90's British music scene.


Red Sox 14, Yankees 3. Need I say more? No, I needn't.

Anybody wanna find me a place to live in Davis?


1 comment:

geobabe said...

wish i could help with the apartment hunt, but in less than 24 hours i will be outta here!
try wyrick...he may be able to suggest stuff.