Musical Musings A to Z: C is for Cake

Yes, it is a cliche but I seriously can’t believe it is Sunday again. This last week has flown by but at least today I can take a breath and soak in the music. It is Sunday after all!

For any newbies out there, I am undertaking a musical A to Z journey here on the blog every Sunday. My first two posts can be found here:

A is for Rick Astley

B is for Ben Folds Five

After reliving some of my Triple J days last week with Ben Folds Five, I’m heading back there again for another trip down memory lane. This time I’m reliving the magic of another alternative rock act, Cake.

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The lead singer, John McCrea, looks and sounds like B-grade Australian comedian Elliot Goblet and has a truly distinctive deadpan talking/singing style. Their music is actually impossible to describe and transcends many genres – there are as many songs that I dislike than those that I love.

But when they get it right, I think they really get it right. The two songs I’m going to share today showcase what I consider to be the best bits of this very distinctive band.

The Distance

The bass line in this song is simply awesome. One day I will learn to play the bass guitar and I will rock the house with this song!

Never There

This song also has a good bass line, together with a relentless, driving beat. Another one of my faves!

Here’s to C for Cake – make sure you come back next week to continue on my musical alphabet quest!

For the first time I am linking up with Cate from Life Behind the Purple Door for her first ever Sunday Session – go on and check out the other music posts linked up there this week!

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10 Responses

  1. Jo Tracey says:

    I love their versions of I will Survive and Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps. But my absolute fave is Short Skirt, Long Jacket…
    Jo Tracey recently posted..remarkably good eats…

    • Kirsty says:

      I love all those too Jo – there were quite a few road trips pre-kids where Fashion Nugget was played at full volume!

  2. Jules says:

    I’ve always liked the ‘Going the distance’ song, but I never knew who sang it. Now thanks to this post, I know. Thanks for sharing & I’m loving the A-Z.
    Jules recently posted..31 Day Blog Challenge – Day 5

  3. Thea says:

    Oh yeah, I’d forgotten about Cake. Great choices. Loving you r musical alphabet. Looking forward to D. 🙂
    Thea recently posted..a Set – Friday’s Fancies – Lace Love

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Thea. It is certainly a challenge to find the right artist for each letter but I have really enjoyed the ride so far!

  4. cate says:

    I’m discovering just how sheltered my musical upbringing has been – wait until I get to the music my dad listened to!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    cate recently posted..sunday sessions | the teen years

  5. You know, for all my bleating about indie/alternative music, two alternative bands from the 1990s I could never come at were The Eels and Cake. “The Distance”, however, is a great song that brings back memories of bands and gigs and parties of the time. Thanks for the post.
    The Sound and the Fury recently posted..Sunday Sessions: Andrew Ridgeley

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