Tuesday, May 03, 2005

The Place That Makes Managing Your Money As Easy As Spending It

Some of you may already know this song, some of you might not. If you've seen that TV commercial for Citibank, the one with the moody shots of kites and cloudy skies or whatever, here is a free download of the song the commercial uses. It's called Slow Down and it's by The Feelies, taken from their 1986 masterpiece The Good Earth (produced by Peter Buck of R.E.M.). I've often wondered if it was Buck or the band who decided to record the entire album with the vocals buried deep in the mix. It gives the entire disc a subdued feeling, even when songs such as Slipping (Into Something) are almost bursting with unchecked energy. Sadly, this album has been out of print for years, and I'm shocked--shocked!--that Rhino Records has not seen fit to reissue it in some deluxe 2-CD edition (they've rereleased albums by the truly wretched Firefall, for gawd's sake). I command you to send them an e-mail and complain. Be sure to use plenty of big words.

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