Plenty of virtual ink has been spilled about Superchunk's first album in almost a decade. DeRo reviewed it, Hit It Or Quit It talked with Mac and Jessica Hopper wondered what it means to take a victory lap without selling out. Their drummer Jon Wurster even did the Wikipedia Files.
I don't have much to add to that chorus except to say that Superchunk were one of the first bands that made me care about music. I distinctly remember buying one of my first CDs and hearing an acoustic version of "Throwing Things" on it. That song sounded like classic rock from a parallel universe to me 17 years ago. Now I guess it just qualifies as classic rock.
Here's videos of the rest of the songs Superchunk performed for Sound Opinions. To hear the full show with Superchunk, tune into wbez.org at 8PM CST on Friday, January 21st.
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