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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Wide Open Road"

The Triffids - Wide Open Road (1986)

A song I've never heard by a band I've never heard of; and again, it's an Australian band.

It's a road song, but not a freeing road song like we do in America. It's more of a sense of being overwhelmed. The droning bass, angry drums, and haunting whistling instrument really make me not want to get on this particular wide open road. It's a really repetitive song. The singer really does say It's a Wide Open Road like 50 times in this 4 minute song, and the bass, drums and whistling instrument sound like they are on a loop. These all together does give you a sense of driving a barren wasteland of a highway though; which I'm guessing is the point.

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