remember all that weight i lost?
it came back.
77 degrees out.
Tonight I’ll be in Chicago again.
This time for American Nightmare.
If none are you familiar with the group Bad Rabbits, I feel really bad for you. They’re probably the best band to have came up on my radar in years. That’s right, years.
I stumbled across their video Neverland off of a friends Facebook page about a year or so ago and was immediately hooked. I got their Stick Up Kids EP and could not stop listening to it. I still can’t. Just the mixture of hip-hop beats, the funk bass, the alternative guitar distortion, and their impressive vocal range. I’m not going to go through and talk about each member, you can Wikipedia that.
So my original reason to post this is because I just got done listening to their full length American Love for the god know how many times, and it got me thinking about the album a little more in depth. Like, is it a concept album? Or am I just thinking about it too much? I broke this down to a friend of mine and he said, and I quote; “it makes total sense. It has to be exactly what they meant. Or if not, you might just blow their minds.” And you’re goddamn right I’m going to send this to them an see what they say.
So here we go, my track by track synopsis on my #1 Album of 2013, Bad Rabbits - American Love.
I think this album is all about love at first sight, the perfect night, the perfect relationship, but in the end it should’ve just been a one night stand.
Track 1: We Can Roll
The opening track makes me think the singer, or some other suave motherfucker, is in the club, bar, Baskin Robbins, more than likely the club, and he sees this girl and he instantly falls in love with her and decides to make his move on her. They get to talking and then he asks the “so tell me about yourself” question.
Track 2: Can’t Fool Me
They get to talking and he knows she’s all talk. He can see right through it all. She’s trying to talk herself up and make her more than she really is. But by the looks of her, he knows what’s up. There’s nothing getting by this dude.
Track 3: Dance Moves
They shimmy shimmy ya out to the dance floor to whatever Ginuwine or Montell Jordan song is playing, and they’re bumping and grinding on the floor. Like, seriously. So by now, he’s ready to go back to his place. But he lives in his moms basement so he’s trying to find the right way to say they need to go to her place instead.
Track 4: Get Up And Go
He’s trying to talk her into leaving but she doesn’t seem to be having it. Not yet at least. He’s not giving up. Because he can’t. He knows this will be his only chance to be with her and make her fall in love with him. He just tells her how he feels after meeting her and she just takes him by the hand and they leave.
Track 5: Take It Off
Our couple leaves and gets back to her apartment and he puts on the Leon Phelps charm. They have some more drinks and they both know what’s happening next. He puts in his Luther Vandross mix cd he always carries with him and, well.
Track 6: Dirty
They’re going to pound town.
Track 7: Fall In Love
They’re laying in bed, all sweaty and smelling like cotton candy and Aqua Net, they’re sharing this intimate moment. That moment when you’re looking into someone’s eyes, and it’s like you can see into their soul and beyond. They don’t even say anything. They just lay there.
Track 8: Doin’ It
He can tell after this night that this is the girl of his dreams. He’s determined to marry her, start a family, and just be happy. Just as if it were in the movies. Everything is calm. Everyone is smiling. Nothing is wrong. It’s perfect. It’s Truman Show perfect.
Track 9: Sayonara
same. They drift apart. They fight. They struggle. They’re not the same people that Friday night. They try to work things out but he feels left on the side constantly. He wanted this to be the best thing to happen to him.
Track 10: Royal Flush
They split apart and he’s reflecting on the good and the bad of that relationship. He wants to work it out. He’s giving up on it. He drinks his way out of it. He knows that’s not the right decision. He knows he did nothing wrong. Nothing was his fault. He was just himself. He was just a guy trying to look for love.
If you read this and you’ve heard the album and think I’m wrong, that’s fine. This is how I took it. And I stand by it and it makes me feel good. Cause I’m just another guy at the bar looking to fall in love.
I’ve been awake since midnight.
I’m supposed to wake up at 4am.
I go to work at 6am.
Why am I awake?
Pig Destroyer records are just too expensive.