Chris: Alright, lets do Jocko Homo in 3. 2. 1. Go!
Jon: Whoa, WAY faster.
Chris: Faster pace! Yep.
Jon: And the synth doots match the key nicely this time. Instead of just FUCK YOU 1-2-3-4.
Chris: Yeah, it’s not as dissonant.
Jon: This is surgically tight.
Chris: Yeah it’s super crisp. And that back beat snare.
Jon: Yeah the drums are on point all over this record.
Chris: They added the bass snare bass snare in the back. These drums are so cool.
Jon: Yeah it’s on par with Satisfaction I’d say. For coolness/jerkiness.
Chris: It remains interesting while just being one hand at a time for a lot of it.
Jon: And as tight as the beginning is, now we get into the longer bit. Sadly without the O-HI-O.
Chris: Yeah, that is sad. But this makes up for it I think.
Jon: But yeah. I can see taking it out to strengthen the “message” maybe.
Chris: With all the weird noise. Taking more time.
Jon: Yeah it’s a fun sound scape.
Chris: Building. The rolling drums at the lyrics, like a marching band. Such a great counter point.
Jon: Yeah there’s so much shit I never noticed consciously in this part. Just weird pulsating shit.
Jon: I presume we have Eno to thank. Another journalistic catch-all, but fairly. Dude was a beast.
Chris: Yeah Eno did not play around. This whole section feels like a triumphant homecoming, but the lyrics are all about: “We are dumb-dumbs!”
Jon: Haha yes. Another traditional rock song ending here. Even the little drum roll punctuation mark. Badum. The end.
Chris: Lol yeah. The drummer is getting up. End of side one. Intermission.
Jon: Oh is it? I never keep LP sequencing in mind, but it’s pretty important. Esp for overwrought discussions like these.
Chris: Oh yeah, gotta keep those details up there for pointless deep dives like this! But yeah it’s the end of side one.
Chris: I think this side totally kills it in sequencing. This song is a good statement piece to end on. Has enough meat on the bone to resonate as the last thing you hear before having to flip the record.
Jon: Oh definitely.
Chris: When I first heard this song, it felt almost too rich. Like, there was too much going on for me to fully process it. I would enjoy it but I wouldn’t linger.
Jon: I get that. There’s a lot of stuff on this album in that vein.
Chris: Yeah. It took me years for me to grow into it. Like, there’s that hook that can get you early, but it takes time to age into everything. And I think that’s the mark of good art.
Jon: Agreed, it’s definitely one of them anyway.
Chris: Yeah, there are others, for sure. I don’t mean to make a checklist of quality, lol.
Jon: Haha no I feel ya.