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The Presidents of the United States of America – The Presidents of the United States of America

Posted by David on April 8, 2010

The Presidents of the United States of America released their self-titled debut album in 1995 (that is fifteen years ago), and I heard various of the hit songs from it on and off from then until just recently, when I finally got around to acquiring the album itself. It is terribly, terribly fun: Infectious, upbeat rock (played, reportedly, on their signature “guitbass” and “basitar”), with lyrics about kitties, candy, strippers and various other things, ranging through puerile, adorable, playfully lewd and self-deprecating. The songs themselves are sharp, un-repetitive and catchy, with great, frenetic drumming and gnarly-sounding… guitbass, I guess. I think they were pretty well known, at least when this album came out, but having come across it now and thoroughly enjoyed all 38 minutes of it several times over, I feel compelled to recommend it.

One of the many, many songs in the world whose Weird Al parody was familiar to me long before I had ever heard the original.

I don’t know who else would write an entire song sincerely detailing how great peaches are.

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