Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Go - Secular Century Man | Track Feature

The Go seem to hold some sacred place on the totem pole of the garage rock totem pole. It's not hard to see why with tracks such as "Secular Century Man" whose attitude can put some swagger in your step. Their music is deceivingly simple dipping into the pools of 60's and 70's rock music that only those from the Paris of the midwest can do. The group have been built a mammoth of an underground rock legacy since releasing their first album in 1998 on Sub Pop and as such have also built up quite the back catalogue of music that never saw the light of day. This is where the ever reputable source for garage rock glory comes in Burger Records to release a 5 cassette box set of unreleased music by The Go spanning the years 1996 - 2007.

"Secular Century Man" shows the group wearing shoes of classic mod forebearer's from the swinging 60's. The track opens with powerful and crunching guitar hook that will lead down the rabbit hole of hard rock-isms to come or have passed. This wouldn't be out of place on an album by The Creation or The Who for that matter. After all The Go don't sound as if they are reliving any particular moments in time rather living in them.

The Go's compilation album Unreleased: 1996-2007 is available now via Burger Records.

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