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:
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.
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 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!
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!