The Ghost Of You Lingers – Spoon

I post this song from the stellar Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga album for two reasons: First of all, I don’t think this song is getting the same radio play that Don’t Make Me A Target and You Got Yr Cherry Bomb are getting, whereas it is equally stunning. The intensity of the piano chords gives the music a creepy and pulsating feeling. The video captures that well.

Most importantly, this is a massive FU to every one of you haterz that has ripped on Supertramp now or ever. Well, just eat it. This is the demonic and supreme reincarnation of the Supertramp sound and it reigns on your feeble souls. There.

8 Responses to “The Ghost Of You Lingers – Spoon”


  • Worst song on the album. Even Japanese Cigarette Case is a better song, and that’s not a very good song.

  • The Uncanny Canadian

    Seitz, I’m going to pretend that you were ripping on Supertramp and not Spoon and let that one go.

    Have you heard the new Earlimart yet? The pitchfork review is utterly unhelpful as to whether it’s good or not.

  • The Uncanny Canadian

    Also, I love Japanese Cigarette Case. I’m just going to cry this diss away.

  • Nicole Atkins’ Brooklyn’s of Fire would’ve been a great July 4th SOTD.

    live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq7JHpCo0Qc

    homemade brooklyn video w/ song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsbN7lrxYMs

  • you’re right about the creepy vibe. I get teh Supertramp ref too, because I kept waiting for it to break into a rock hook with an 80s training montage. Unsatisfying!!!!!

  • I love this song, BTW. Sometimes I think Seitz needs just a tiny little adjustment. I mean he’s so right there but just a little staticky. It is like his opinions are a generally good cell phone carrier. But they were just breaking up today. Japanese Cigarette Case IS the worst song on the album, so he was just off by one, but this one isn’t even close.

  • Sorry, but this is a song that when they (unfortunately) play in concert, you spend the whole time looking at your watch and waiting for to just get it over with. Sorry UC.

    Nicole Atkins has been featured on SOTD before, let’s not forget.

    The new Earlimart is good so far. They’ve slowly been moving into mellower and mellower stuff, and this one is pretty much chock full of it. I like that stuff, but I also like the contrast with the heavier, faster stuff (Unintentional Tape Manipulations, Everybody Knows Everybody, etc.). There’s a little more Arianna Murray as well, which is kind of obvious from the title. I need a few more listens, though. I’m going to be in L.A. when they come to Chicago this month, so I’m kinda pissed about that.

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