Alex doesn’t like this one, but this track off Leisure deserves at least some recognition for preceding the current cowbell fashion, popularised by one Timbaland on the likes of Justin Timberlakes “SexyBack”, by some fifteen years. Maybe even more, as “Repetition” was already in the band’s sets during the Seymour days. Not much else is too notable about the song, or it should be the contrast between the light verses with some interesting guitar work and the slightly plodding chorus, which Billy Corgan may or may not have nicked from for the Smashing Pumpkins song “Try, Try, Try”. Presumably not, but the guy was so short on good ideas around the turn of the century he could have been desperate. Come to think of it, I think I have heard this song’s opening guitar notes in an earlier Pumpkins song too.

Published in: on August 15, 2008 at 11:55 am  Leave a Comment  

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