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Crosseyed & Painless

Crosseyed & Painless

Crosseyed & Painless


About the show

Playing tracks by

The Cheese Detective Agency, * David Last, Laszlo Beckett, Leyode, Sibot and more.

The set for this week’s solipsistic NATION clustered around songs that had a kind of fractured funkiness to them. And as the playlist started to form there was something familiar to the songs. It took me a while to grok exactly what that familiarity was but then it hit me: all the songs in the playlist reminded me of the stuttering grooves the Talking Heads captured on their classic album, Remain in Light.

But that got me thinking, what is it about songs that are off kilter and offbeat songs that are so funky? I love James Brown and Fela Kuti but even though they laid down some monster grooves there weren’t too many surprises. You knew where the song was going to take you. I think that’s exactly why quirky bands like the Talking heads are so appealing. The funk is still funky but it’s just off enough to keep you on your toes. And the funk never cut loose entirely, which creates tension in the music.


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