Open hearted surgery never works

I'm leaving for a long weekend in New York in a few hours. This is my third trip in the last couple years so I'm starting to feel comfortable with how everything works. Yeah, I can take the bus from LaGuardia to the 2-3. No problem.

I'm going to try and listen to some albums while I'm traveling but I'm not sure if that's really going to happen. So for now I'll leave you with today's listening, the abundantly named Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline by Gomez.

Most of us have heard Gomez even if we haven't heard of them. They recorded a cover of The Beatles' song "Getting Better" that Phillips Electronics used in their commercials around 1999. Think about it really hard and you'll remember.

Even if you can't remember, this album will help. It's a collection of outtakes and radio performances and it also features the aforementioned Beatles song. And that's pretty much the reason why I bought the whole album.

I think I actually own all of Gomez's albums but this one is my least favorite. It's just random and lacks any sort of cohesiveness. It sounds like a bunch of stoned guys just playing their guitars and grooving for way too long (which is what it is). This is probably the closest I'll ever come to owning a Phish album.

So if you want to own that "Getting Better" cover you can probably buy it on iTunes these days. You need to be a really big fan to buy this Gomez album. Believe me, there are better ones out there.


Trevor Record said...

I don't think I've ever actually heard of Gomez, so I'll be sure to check it out!

(PS: You hid in a closet from the dude from Wilco? I wonder what he would think if he knew...)

Eileen said...

Yeah, the closet hiding is not my proudest moment. You should check out Split the Difference by Gomez. It is perhaps their finest album.