The Eisenhowers: 1969Hey music junkie! First time here? Click over to http://insomniaradio.net/subscribe/ and get all of our content (tons of music) delivered for free. Enjoy your time here, and keep it loud!
From Glasgow in Scotland.
|The Eisenhowers latest album ‘Film your own atrocities’ is now available. Anyone who buys the album through the band website (www.eisenhowers.co.uk) will get a free mini-album called ‘Peep-show etiquette’. This features acoustic versions, rare demos and previously-unavailable tracks from the Eisenhowers catalogue.|
Song notes: 1969
The lyric in this one describes an attempted seduction in a singles bar. The middle-aged protagonist –who has this powerful, romantic belief in the idealism and heroism of the NASA space programme- is trying to pick up a vacuous, but physically attractive, young woman. He’s trying to come to terms with his own declining powers by chasing sexual gratification, but there’s an undertone of disillusionment to the whole thing; bit by bit, the seduction becomes a signifier of his descent into parody and self-loathing. He starts to contrast the state of the world as it watched the unfolding spectacle of the Apollo missions back in the sixties, to the state of the world as it is now. Depressingly, he sees a planet hooked on dumb-ass reality TV and a succession of utterly brainless Z-list superstars. Cue the music …