Thanks to our adorable benefactor Bunkadoo, The Rich Girls Are Weeping no longer have to use evil free file transfer sites. I'll try to reposition the older songs today -- but for now, here's a whole mess of Spoon b-sides and personal favorites from the era encompassing the release of Series of Sneaks through Girls Can Tell (ca. 1998-2001), when the band signed to and was summarily dropped from Elektra and then found a home on Merge Records. With a whole lot of drama in between. And as a bonus, I've thrown in my two favorite Spoon songs of all time (both off Girls Can Tell), from a solo live set by frontman Britt Daniel on WNYU, May 17, 2001.
Spoon -- Metal Detektor (from A Series of Sneaks)
Baby is so very down with the heist.
Spoon -- I Could Be Underground (from the 30 Gallon Tank +3 7")
The unrequited's a bitch.
Spoon -- Laffitte Don't Fail Me Now (from The Agony of Laffitte EP)
Hang the A&R man.
Spoon -- Change My Life (from the Love Ways EP)
You can't keep a good band down. (And if you, yes you are reading this: I just want you to change my life...)
Britt Daniel -- Fitted Shirt (live on WNYU May 17, 2001)
I, too, long for the days they used to say 'ma'am and yes, sir.'
Britt Daniel -- Anything You Want (live on WNYU May 17, 2001)
For all the girls who ever stood waiting for the light on the corner by Sound Exchange. You know who you are.
(A Series of Sneaks, Love Ways, and Girls Can Tell are available from Insound. The 30 Gallon Tank +3 7" (is available from Peek-a-Boo Records and The Agony of Laffitte EP (Saddle Creek Records) is out of print.)