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Silver Jews – I Remember Me (2001)

Gazelle like, I spring from the 20th century to the 21st century….

This really is one of the best records of all time. Sober, laconic lyrics set to a gently strummed guitar. A preposterous story that still manages to retain enough universal truths as to verge on the profound …..

The Silver Jews formed in 1989 and, in their original line up, featured Stephen Malkmus who went on to make Pavement one of the greatest bands of the last 20 years. This track is taken from the Silver Jews 4th LP “Bright Flight” released in 2001. The singer, composer and novelist David Berman has been the one constant presence in the Silver Jews line up. He unsuccessfully tried to commit suicide in 2003 and, fortunately, the Silver Jews went on to make two more LPs before finally disbanding in 2009.

Something about this track always reminds me of meeting my other half many years earlier.

I love the lyric ..

And they slowdanced so the needle wouldn’t skip

Until the room was filled with light

I have posted this before but the link was poor. This is simple but does the job.

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