Song Of the Day: February 15, 2005
Split single with Flathead, Sqaure Target Records, 1995.
I don't want to belabor the obvious, but I think it's appropriate to give a brief history lesson here. Rock and roll, as most of you know, helped give teenagers a voice. Unlike the "pop" music of the day, it took elements of black R 'n' B as well as other musics, and used them to create a new sound that not only appealed to teenagers, but also specifically addressed their particular concerns. It should come as no surprise then, that the rock 'n' roll canon is rich in songs describing that most prominent of problems facing white adolescents, namely the discovery that one's object of affection is a zombie. While this number by the Fall-Outs doesn't soar with the pure poetry of "Slug" by the Ramones which is perhaps the pinnacle of the genre, we here at Little Hits believe that this tune represents a significant addition to the literature.