POST NO. 46: BEST LEFT-BEHIND SONG OF '04
As I'm pouring over this year's releases and ranking them -- or at least attempting to -- I'd like to give props to a single from 2004 by UK group Johnny Boy that most of the USA probably has no idea even exists. (I sure didn't prior to a few months ago.) This is the best slice of Spector-cum-Jesus & Mary Chain ... ever? Seriously, this song is fucking tops. Too bad it officially came out last September, cause it would be a lock for my Top 10 for this year. Pitchfork ran a news bit on this duo a couple months ago that said they were shopping labels. (Like, hurry the fuck up and release an album already!) If they can write an album's worth of tunes half this good, they'll be the most-hyped band since The Strokes -- and with good reason.
Johnny Boy - "You Are the Generation Who Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve"