Saturday, 9 October 2010

Blast From The Past

Less a blast, perhaps, more a sentimental glance back at a beautifully melancholy moment from the ashes of a necessarily grim grunge scene. 

Screaming Trees' video for Sworn & Broken, taken from the classic Dust album, wasn't an immediate favourite for me but grew to be much more than that. It has singer Mark Lanegan - now more familiar to many for his work with Isobell Campbell of Belle & Sebastian - in fine fettle, delivering wistful lyrics with all the delicacy he can muster.


Look into the aforementioned Dust or the retrospective Ocean of Confusion if you need a place to start with these chaps. They most certainly deserve the attention and I'm glad I was pulled back in as my musical horizons widened back in the day.

Buy it at Insound!


"Winter's setting in again
And it feels
Like the end is near
Sensless sense and i'm alone
Watchin' the seconds
Passin' by

Come January i swear this world

Won't be the one
That we once lived on
Took an oath
For a promise sworn and broken
All that's gone
Away

When Monday morning you can't wake up

Still dreamin' of
What could've been
Something good has gone and left you
It's another tear
One won't deny

Come January i swear this world

Won't be the one
That we once lived on
Took an oath
Another promise sworn and broken
All that's gone
All that's gone before you've changed

Well Monday morning you don't wake up

Still dreamin' of
What could've been
Something good has gone and left you
It's another tear
One more denial

Come January i swear this world

Won't be the one
That we once lived on
Took an oath
Another promise sworn and broken
All that's gone
All that's gone before
All that's gone before
Has changed"

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