13 April 2006

8+

"Du är för fin för mig" by Dungen which clocks in at 8:28

Funny that it's taken many months of this 8+ feature to finally get to some prog-rock. After all, prog-rock is king when it comes to songs longer than eight minutes, right? Well, this isn't Rush or anything but it's prog-ish...

What you'll find here is a special kind of progishness, progitude, and progability. Why, because it's Swedish prog-rock? Yes, there's that...but it's modern and old school, and mellow and complex, and melodic and psychedelic...it's so many things to so many people! I once heard that listening to this song 5 times in a row caused an 80 year old nun in Guatemala to have violent LSD flashbacks. Thing is, she never even took acid before. But that's how damn good this band is. Dungen is that special kinda good: crazy drug good.

Dungen harkens back to Jethro Tull and the sound of the late 60's/70's but somehow does so with complete sincerity. Watching this band play live (at Siren) I felt as if I were seeing a band at some festival in the 70's. No amount of lame recounting is going to be able to properly convey that fact, but trust me - once they started playing "Du är för fin för mig" it was transcendent. The mellow groove of the Swedish folk in the beginning of the song gave way to a kick-ass live guitar solo and man oh man. I felt like I was a nun back in Guatemala...

Hey, speaking of which, "Du är för fin för mig" is a completely fantastic song to rock out to while you're enjoying the beautiful Spring weather that is upon us. Oh, and with about three minutes remaining in the song, the shit starts hitting the fan. Be sure to pump up the volume and enjoy.

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EAR FARM's 8+ is a weekly feature that showcases songs longer than 8 minutes. In the recent past these songs were featured on EF's 8+:
British Sea Power - "Lately"
Islands - "Swans"
Isolée - "Pillowtalk"
Animal Collective - "Banshee Beat"
Wilderness - "Post Plethoric Rhetoric"
The Wedding Present - "Interstate 5"
Sleater-Kinney - "Let's Call It Love"
My Morning Jacket - "Dondante"
Wilco - "Spiders (Kidsmoke)"
Isis - "From Sinking"
Lemon Jelly - "A Tune For Jack"
Herbie Hancock - "Sly"
New Order - "Temptation"
Polvo - "El Rocio"
Pulp - "Countdown"
Morrissey - "The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils"

4 comments:

Trevor Jackson said...

Man, I wouldn't even know where to look to make the symbols necessary to type out that title. Does it involve the ALT-key? A mystery.

Good post. Great song. I think you're onto something with this "progability" business. The Secret Machines are another band with some progitude.

Birk said...

i too felt like a nun back in guatemala upon seeing them play, though you should also consider those 64 oz cups of rheingold as a potential source of such inspiration...

The Man Who Couldn't Blog said...

Love that Dungen record. Reminds me of "Roger the Engineer" Yardbirds stuff.

Off topic, here's an album from the 90s that I forgot, and just purchased: Green Mind by Dinosaur Jr. I don't think I've listened to it in 10 years.

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