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iPod song of the week – Quicksand

Filed under : iPod Song of the Week
On March 30, 2008
At 10:30 pm
Comments : 4

OK, so for the first time, I’m choosing a song that isn’t actually on my iPod. It’s on a CD! While I was doing my marathon baking session last weekend, I pulled out a few CD’s that I hadn’t heard in ages and cranked up the sound. I know the point of having a 30GB iPod (or more, but that’s the one I have) is to stick every single thing you have on there so that you’re carrying around your whole library wherever you go. But it didn’t really work that way for me. I never saw the point in ripping and transferring CD’s that I only wanted to listen to once every five years. Thus, I sometimes find myself staring at my huge CD tower (I know, that sounds like a spam you received today about satisfying your woman) and finding some gem from the past. And I found a few! Chief amongst them was the CD this comes from.

If you’re not from New York, you may never have heard of Quicksand but I always loved them and thought they should have been more successful. Not to mention that they shouldn’t have broken up after two records. They had a kind of raw, dark, hard-rock sound, not unlike early U2, I always thought. People seem to think the first album is better but I always liked the second one, Manic Compression. And if I recall correctly (and who knows… 1995 was a long time ago), this was the song that actually got some radio airplay. Or at least it did here. Of course, we had a good rock radio station back then. And I had to walk eight miles through the snow to hear it.

Quicksand songs are so full of power and energy, I often don’t even notice that they’re mostly like two and a half minutes. This one is exactly that: short and kickass.

Quicksand – Thorn In My Side

Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.


4 Comments for this post

KP says

Cool song. Never heard it before.

I like the song of the same name by The Eurythmics. That one is on my iPod.

Maureen says

I love this song!

~off to iTunes~

Miss you tons, Becca.

KP says

BTW, short and kickass are also terms used to describe me.

Or it could be the name of my band.


Becca says

KP, this means this should be your theme song. Download it immediately.

Maureen, I’m so essai that you like this song! I miss you too. I will get down there some day. Before we die, hopefully.