Title: Dream At Tempo 119

Artist: Silversun Pickups

Album: Carnavas

Year Released: 2006

What It Is: The junior Smashing Pumpkins, without the megalomania and total arty pretensions. Oh sure, they do some arty stuff and have pretensions. But the guitar sound is right on for Billy Corgan’s – back when Billy decided to let loose on his guitar. Notice he’s doing that again

Riffage / Hookage: The guitar part underneath the chorus before the bridge about 40% of the way into the song is divine.

Cowbell?: No.The bridge has backwards sounding instruments, weird sound effects, a glissando, but no cowbell. And I’m not good on BPM, so I don’t know if it’s 119. I bet not.

Words of Wisdom:I couldn’t end it there
as her wooden bones grew through her skin
crumbled naturally
as her limbs and leaves had broken free”

That’s either some serious imagery or some serious substances. Both, maybe?

Mixology Report: Dang straight you mix this one. Even the mellower set will dig it.

For The Good Of The Order: For the longest time, I thought their name was the SliverSPUN pickups. You know, sometimes I can’t read.

All the videos on You Tube are audience shots with icky icky fidelity. Ah, well.

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