There are times when something really random happens and you’ve just got to share the experience.
‘Can of Worms’ – a track from Gold Celeste’s debut album ‘The Glow’, is one of those random happenings, that so often occur to me mid pm, when in a slumber-some ‘least expecting shit, caught off guard yet again’ state.
As usual, and as is my wont, I was looking for something else. Up popped this bag of tricks, or should I say, bag of clichés, or would that be can of clichés.
As seems to be the norm with Norwegian indie-gaze-post-rock, this is a sonic sunny day sparkler, laden with wince inducing, acetous lyrics. As jaundiced as it is golden, Can of Worms is also more percipient than it might first appear! The honeyed ooze is a magnetic musical conceit. The kick comes with the clever use of clichés, layered like lines of attack, one atop the other. Vocal bullets, fired with precision, one after the next, albeit in very sotto voce fashion.
If you play this song and “hear”rather than listen, if you don’t think twice about it, your feedback might be along the lines of: “nice tune, dreamy, bit of spangle here, whish of sparkle there, lots of sunshine, very feel good factorish with a few Pimms thrown in for good measure (or Nordic equivalent) kinda song”.
Play it again. This time delve into the words (printed below). You don’t need me to go all thesaurus and explain the meaning. The message is pretty cut and dried; in fact, extremely cutting, and VERY DRYd.
The link to the track is just under the lyrics – pls read and listen “concurrently”, as the judge would say. Socially inclined links are at the bottom of the page for those into loving, liking, and sharing.
Gold Celeste’s debut album, ‘The Glow’ is out now via funksters “Riot Factory” records.
Can of Worms – Gold Celeste (c)
“Open this can of worms, they said it would be good for you. They said it would be good for you, good for you, it would be good for you, well good for you, good for you…(rpt)
This one goes out to our tenacious patriarchs, thanks for keeping us in line. Though there’s been some minor bumps along the way, these geezers are bent to stay. So when shit hits the fan… Open this can of worms, they said it would be good for you, they said it would be good for you, it would be good for you, well good for you, good for you…
A person with a new idea is a crank, until the idea succeeds. Some day “you-know-who” will unveil their true selves, revealing rusty tins no one needs. A penny for your thoughts… This is your time, be the change you want to see in this world. This is your time, don’t be afraid… This is your time. be the change you want to see in this world. This is your time, don’t be afraid, you don’t have to open this can of worms.
They said it would be good for you, they said it would be good for you, good for you, it would be good for you, (well) good for you etc….”
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