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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Brilliant Segue Alert: MBV's "If I Am" > Medicine's "Time Baby III" on KEXP

Posted by on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 10:50 AM

The first thing I heard upon awakening this morning was My Bloody Valentine's "If I Am" from the new m b v album playing on KEXP. Ooh, it sounded sweet at 6:46 am. Then DJ John Richards segued into Medicine's "Time Baby III" from The Crow OST. Yes! This is how I like to start a damn work day—with a brilliant, logical segue, heard unexpectedly on ye olde radio.

Both songs tap into that languid state between slumber and wakefulness in which, aptly enough, some types of music sound their best. "If I Am" initially sounded slight and like something MBV literally could create in their sleep, but in the context outlined above, it sounded unspeakably tender and beautiful and a wonderful addition to the group's canon of classics. And props to Richards for finding perhaps the best song with which to follow it up, with the bonus of reminding everyone that Medicine were the closest thing America had to MBV in the '90s. Go back and listen to Shot Forth Self Living and The Buried Life and be astounded all over again—or for the first time, as the case may be.

 

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Im getting very addicted to the song "If I am", so I just googled to to find other addicts and I found this blog. I want to add to the comments that I was a huge Medicine fan back in the day (they rock!), and I went to an incredible concert they did in Albany, NY aboput 20 years ago. I was a writer for my college newspaper and I managed to talk myself into an interview with the band after the show. So I got to spend about an hour with the band after the show in their trailer, asking them whatever I wanted. I have the interview on microcasette somewhere, probably. To be honest I dont think I ever wrote and published the article, I was lazy partying college kid and didnt always follow up on stuff. Felt guilty about that. But anyway, what an experience.
Posted by mark99 on March 11, 2013 at 4:20 PM · Report this
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The Crow soundtrack made it's way back into rotation for me last year. that Medicine song was a real overlooked gem in my life. I remember liking it a lot at 13 and then forgetting it existed for almost 20 years.

this must have been an awesome segue to catch randomly on the radio.
Posted by LEE. on February 5, 2013 at 10:34 PM · Report this
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Truth, Grrr.
Posted by Dave Segal on February 5, 2013 at 3:10 PM · Report this
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Shot Forth Self Living is one of my personal favorites ever. I was so stoked that the band finally released a reissue in time for Record Store Day last year. They were so underrated. One More as an opening track alone is worth the price of picking up the album.
Posted by Grrr on February 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM · Report this

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