Monday, February 20


Well, this one's gonna be a stretch....

Today, in celebration of Presidents Day here in the U.S., I am featuring the one and only... Matthew Sweet. Yes, THAT Matthew Sweet. "Girlfriend" Matthew Sweet. The oh-where-have-you-gone-we-hardly-knew-ye Matthew-Sweet.

Why on Presidents Day, you probably can't even be bothered to ask? Well, it just so happens that Mr. Sweet hails from Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Nebraska, to be exact.

And there you have it.

And here you have some songs...

From the LP 100% Fun, 1995 >>>
[MP3] "Smog Moon"

From the LP In Reverse, 1999 >>>
[MP3] "Untitled"

From the LP Girlfriend, 1991 >>>
[MP3] "Winona"

[MP3] "Magnet and Steel" [w/Lindsey Buckingham & Susanna Hoffs]

[MP3] "The Ballad of El Goodo" [Big Star cover]


Soupercollider said...

Matthew Sweet has a new record coming out with Susannah Hoffs called "Under The Covers" on the Shout Factory label. It features their versions of cover songs from Neil Young, The Zombies, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Left Banke and more. I've heard an advance and it is very strong. I can't seem to find out any more info about it, though.

molotov said...

I did not know this but am glad that I now do. Thank you for the info.

heather said...

Nice! I am looking around on the blogosphere for Matthew Sweet's new cover that he contributed to the High School Reunion soundtrack. But these songs are great! Some I had, some not. Thanks!

Laura Linger said...

I just listened to his cover of "Magnet and Steel" for the first time. The original has always been my favorite song. I like Matthew's version better. So much so, in fact, that I waxed rhapsodic about it over on my blog. It's just incredible, and man, I love those backing vocals by Lindsey Buckingham. There's just something about his voice.