Vomit by Girls – This is a splendid song. I’m not sure where “vomit” comes in. (N.B. A good guess is somewhere around my use of the word “splendid”.) It’s the 6th track on Girls’ second album (third release if you count the totally bad-ass EP Broken Dreams Club) Father, Son, Holy Ghost (which is a marked naming improvement over their first album, titled Album.)
I bought FSHG (at the record store) some weeks ago based on some strong interweb recommendations and how much I loved Girls first two offerings. And for weeks, I was thoroughly disappointed, to the point that FSHG skimmed the surface of the garbage heap of shit I have that never gets WDed. It’s jumbly and disconnected like they drew from several different sub-genres of rock without any type of cohesion. And frankly, lyrically a lot of the songs come across like the 10th-grade poetry of the nerdy and lovestruck kid in the ringer t-shirt.
But this track stuck out. It starts slow and kills at the end with back-up singers (which have somehow morphed into a stamp of cool for me. Kind of sorta like-a “fucking-a we’re gonna bring in the girls at the end and just full on murder this thing.”) wailing. Wait for them. It’s worth it. But I stuck with the album and maybe because of the jumbly lack of cohesion (and the fact that I decided there was a certain amount earnestness in some of the lyrics like: “How can I say I love you, now that you’ve said ‘I love you’?” which (while clearly not Pulitzer level) took some balls to set to music.) I really started to enjoy it. Not great, but pretty good. Give it a spin. Enjoy.