Violent Femmes

Friday mornings on WYEP, Chef Bill Fuller (Corporate Chef for big Burrito) joins Cindy Howes at 7:30am for Pairings! Bill & Cindy challenge each other to pair up your favorite music with matching menus. Let’s see what they came up with this week.

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott:

Bob Mould, "Voices In My Head" - Thirty-plus years since pioneering noise-pop with Husker Du, Mould still consistently churns out songs with great guitar hooks and relatable lyrics. He's done it again with this debut track from his "Patch The Sky" album due out March 25. Here, Bob addresses the voices in his head, noting they multiply and amplify his fears. He reaches the conclusion he can either play the victim, or get on with his life.

Violent Femmes, "Memory" - If you saw them last summer at Stage AE, then you know the Violent Femmes are still as off-kilter, twisted and fun as ever. Thing is, they haven't released a new album in more than 15 years, though that will change come March 4 with the long-awaited arrival of "We Can Do Anything." This is the single, with Gordon Gano still resplendently quirky and agitated, lamenting he can't conjure specific memories of someone who once mattered in his life. The band's still got that rowdy folk/sparse punk/frat-house rock feel.

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Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh’s finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady!

In case you missed it here’s what he played with commentary by Scott:

Violent Femmes, "Love, Love, Love, Love, Love" - A song about hate, water and pestilence ... no, just kidding. Actually, this single from the Violent Femmes' first new release in 15 years is, indeed, a song about love. Of course, it's filtered through Gordon Gano's off-kilter, tension-filled voice that we've grown to, well, love. Key lyric: "Some do it for the summit/some do it for the climb/some people like to settle down/I can't help wondering what's on the other side." If you partied to the Violent Femmes in their "American Music," "Blister in the Sun" days, you'll enjoy.

Young Guv, "Kelly, I'm Not a Creep" - Toronto hardcore punk Ben Cook indulges his power-pop side -- and we reap the benefits on an album that's one of the year's early surprise standouts. This is a deeper cut -- spinning the age-old story of a boy smitten by a girl in his apartment complex. They've locked eyes, but he wants to take it to the next level, but first hopes to convince her he's not, well, some creep. Good luck with that.

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