3 - Girl Done Gone: [GC]'It was pure fantasy. I was pretending that I had a girlfriend who was chucking me. I wasn't really going out, so I did have to fantasies at that point - but no one can forget how it feels to be dumped. The outro instrumental on that made me very happy to have made it.'
DJRadiohead's First Impression: Blues dirge with a killer bit of guitar work to finish the track
Upon Further Review: this song wants to be on a White Stripes record. the vocals are more than a tad too nasal, but the guitars are pretty cool
4 - Bittersweet Bundle of Misery: [GC]'I think it's just got an old 70s electric folk sort of rhythm to it. I do like that rhythm. The song's a tragic-comedy; I'm very fond of it. I'm lying there either feeling hungry or randy. I'm not sure which. Probably A bit of both.'
DJRadiohead's First Impression: Acoustic-based, hum-along, vocals approach pleasant if sill unspectacular, nifty organ solo gives the song a retro vibe
Upon Further Review: Lyrics are a bit silly... rhyming 'after' and 'dafter', "the way you used to kiss was way out of sight" is taking this retro vibe a bit far. still solid effort.
5 - All Over Me: [GC]'It's about a few sensory obsessions I have. I was always rather prone to fainting when I experienced more than a little excitement or pain, rather like a narcoleptic, when I was younger. This scared me, but also fascinated me ... that feeling of the void. So I mixed my liking of showers, bed sheets, the color of blood and the comfort of being held by a girl with that'.
DJRadiohead's First Impression: lovely strings open the song with some psychadelic string flourishes throughout the song, most confident vocals on the album to this point
Upon Further Review: These might be the best vocals on the whole CD. The subject matter is not grand, but the song is well executed.
6 - Freakin' Out: [GC]'It's about feeling the helplessness of wanting to do stuff, like play rock 'n' roll to people but not being able to do it quite yet and being slightly scornful of those people that are doing it at the moment and thinking, well I wanna play to people but there's nothing going on now and I've gotta sit at home and write songs and it's driving me fucking mad, so I'm watching TV.'
DJRadiohead's First Impression: guitars and sneer are turned back up after a two song break, tuneful rocker
Upon Further Review: tuneful? that might have been a little kind. not sure what I meant there. anthem of alienation and boredom.