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Andorra

Andorra – Sweet Baby

I love that Andorra is so small so of course they’re going to run into each other. And so idyllic of course love’s going to bloom. The “sea level” turning into “see level” line in this. So dumb. More bands should be dumb. In 2003, the US Department of State estimated the daily cost of a stay in Andorra at $226.

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Andorra

Andorra – Sweet Baby

The best thing about Sweet Baby, apart from the songs, is the way Dallas and Matt share lead vocal duties. The same melody line and lyrics sung with the same notes and the same urgency. It doesn’t always happen – Matt often settling into backing up, harmonising or yelping, and that obviously being his role in the band – but when it does, when this unison troubadouring attack of love and devotion issues from them, it’s a magical thing indeed.

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Two Tons Of Dynamite

Two tons of dynamite – Sweet Baby

This is quite the song. Slight, understated, goes nowhere but verse-chorus-repeat, but what a verse to return to. Different chords. It’s funny how what could be seen as the template for so much 90’s pop punk, Sweet Baby were the ones to use different chords, and that all they laid ground for and influenced honed and watered down the music into formula and convention.

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Gotta Get A Girl

Gotta get a girl – Sweet Baby

I’m ashamed to admit that this song was my mantra many, many years ago. What about those other girls, Dallas and Matt? The less than/not conventionally pretty girls? What about the girls that don’t want to be gotten? Gah! What am i doing?

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