Future of the Left “A Guide to Men”

“To Hell With Good Intentions” on seminal sound document, Mclusky Do Dallas was one of those rare songs that no one asked to be written but as soon as I heard it, I couldn’t imagine a world without it. Or rather it’s absence from my iTunes library.

Wait…it was on compact disc, purchased from Double Entendre along with Casket Lottery’s Moving Mountains and Small Brown Bike’s Dead Reckoning, fall 2001?

Hard to forget the rawness of the soundtrack to post 9/11. Never saw Mclusky live though. Damn.

Falco’s carnival barker delivery weaves in and out of the two-note bassline, juxtaposed by the droning serpentine guitar until it explodes in a noisey chorus, “And we’re all going straight to hell!”

Falco went and created a new band called Future of the Left.

They’ve been operating for a few years but their latest is a testament to guitar based music.

It’s guitar boner-iffic.

I’m anxiously awaiting postal delivery of the new LP, How to Stop Your Brain in an Accident.

I speculate some top 10 albums of 2013 action if this song is any indication of a deeper dive.

“Civilized people don’t fuck bears // civilized people don’t play fair”

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