Friday Face-Offs: Party In The USA – 6th Place

These weirdos really nail the guitar lick from Party In The USA! THIS IS A HOT MILEY CYRUS COVER, GUYS:

(In all seriousment, I remember the first time I heard this song. It was at the Cat’s Cradle [famous rock ‘n’ roll club in my hometown]. Not to brag, but I was standing next to Eddie [Polvo drummer] and I was like, “What is this amazing jam?” and he said, “This is Dinosaur Jr’s new single” and I was like, “Goddamn Dinosaur Jr. is on a hot streak right now, they could play this at Major League baseball games and everyone would go crazy!” And another thing is, I usually consider guitar solos the singular lowest form of human artistic expression, but Mr. Mascis’s solos are so over the top, I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for them, because even though 90s alt-rock was anti-guitar solo for the most part, J. Mascis was like, “I enjoy smoking many multitudinous amounts of marijuana and shredding my Fender Jazzmaster, so if you’ll just excuse me, I’m about to solo your face off for a hot minute. And this is one of his greatest solos; it sounds like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade fighting its way out of a wormhole.)

And as long as we’re picking non-Party In The USA songs for this week’s Party In The USA FFO, and as long as this week’s installment was inspired by the American political process (aka THE ULTIMATE PARTY), let’s enjoy the following video, which I found after searching for “Party In The USA + Tea Party”:

“You want to take from the achievers / somehow you think that’s fair / and redistribute to those folks / who won’t get out of their easy chair!” Daaaaammmnn, did you know unemployed people don’t even sit in regular wooden chairs?! They sit in easy chairs — the laziest form of chair. That’s cold! (And completely accurate and level-headed and that’s why Newt Gingrich has my vote from now until his ninth wife. [And also I would like to a hear screamo version of this wonderful song.])

My other favorite lyric from this song is “Now we’re not advocating violence / that’s what the so-called ‘peace crowd’ do,” because it reminds me of all the incredibly violent peace protests of the last few years, when all those people got murdered by peace protestors. I think it was like 40,000 people who got strung up and gutted by Code Pink, and there was that one peace protest in NYC when they had to shut down Fifth Avenue because of all the steaming entrails and decapitated heads and explosions, but maybe I will check my historical encyclopedia to confirm that.

“You’ve tried the rest, now try the best: FRIDAY FACE-OFFS.” Our fifth-place winner is up next!!!