Thursday, 21 June 2018

Radon - Just Want To Play Guitar

 

  There's some songs I can wholeheartedly empathize with, this is one of those....

  Radon are from Gainesville, Florida and formed back in 1990. They're a proper pop punk band ("playing punk rock lullabies for grumpy assholes") and helped blaze a trail for other local bands such as Less Than Jake and Hot Water Music. They've not been the most prolific of artists down the years but have still put out some great music. My first exposure to them was probably 15 or so years ago when I came across this cool song that's named after them (https://radon1.bandcamp.com/track/radon). Since then I'll admit to only venturing across them sporadically but their new album, More Of Their Lies is a definite winner and is getting me to thinking I should have paid more attention.

  More Of Their Lies is out on Eager Beaver Records and you can also find it digitally here : https://radon1.bandcamp.com/album/more-of-their-lies

 
  The song you'll find below went down very well when I played it on a recent Just Some Punk Songs show (There'll definitely be more from them on future shows) and when I shared it with mega cool veteran punk rocker J Prozac he said exactly what I'd been thinking, "Rad Tune! Very Bouncing Souls Sounding." I'm guessing Jay also empathizes very much with the song (and unlike me, he actually has a guitar!). This is Just Want To Play Guitar.....
Im not gonna go to work i just wanna play guitar
Im not gonna work i just wanna play guitar
Nothing’s wrong with me i just wanna play guitar
No there’s nothing wrong with me i just wanna play guitar
You’re sick of going to work. Your favorite club is now a Quiznos
You don't know what to do with your life. you’re headed for the big 5-0.
You see it outside, it's the key to life but you see them wash away. Wondering what you're gonna do with your life you're headed for the grave
Tell them all you're not gonna go to work you just wanna play guitar.
When i got home i locked the door like all those times i did before and Lyle Preslar played the fuel, Jeff Nelson lit the flame. Wondering what you're gonna do wondering what you're gonna say. You can see them all and say.

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