Sound and instrumentation would place Cola Jet Set alongside all those other bands that seek to exhume pop history and its affect through retro impression, but there is something completely counter to that here, as though they couldn’t help being this band, writing this music, in any age and any music environment they were to exist in. And they do it better than anyone else to boot.
A slight song, but a slight song from Cola Jet Set means there’s an exquisite sounding verse and chorus placed one after the other perfectly, and just not much more. No heights reached, it just ends after a couple of rounds. And i don’t mind. Actually, maybe i do. Guitarras y Tambores is a long album. Maybe some songs could have been left out, but only if they were to be redistributed elsewhere.
Extremely, cripplingly anxious as i am about age and where i’m allowed to be with it, and why i am not already somewhere with it, i like looking to bands of older people in them as a sort of comfort that there is a place for me to do something, be someone, yet. And that there is a place for music like Cola Jet Set’s, the thought and feeling behind it, and where and to whom it exists, among older people. I’m sure they’re not that old. Older than me. Not as dismayingly young as Papa Topo.
Let this wonderful, wonderful song serve as the umbrella for this mountain of shit that i have coming my way today. A mountain of shit i deserve. I hate myself. I hate how i am. I hate how i will never, ever change.
The other night i found a video of Cola Jet Set performing this song, so that’s what we’re rejoicing in today. Cola Jet Set were once mostly (entirely?) Los Fresones Rebeldes, but for some reason stopped being Los Fresones Rebeldes and started this less youthful, more honed, in different ways just as excellent new band. Existing just as a more mature facsimile of their early band, and how much that band meant to people, it makes sense to whip out and relive Los Fresones Rebeldes songs. They seem to do this song often, probably because they know how much joy it brings to them and their fans alike. Just watch the video. This is one of the most fun songs ever written.