What Damned/Blessed Song Is Stuck in Your Head Right Now?
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM
When it comes to listening to music, many of us fall into OCD behavior. I sure do. For example, Small Faces' "Here Come the Nice" has been running through my head on a loop for the last two days. I kind of don't mind if it never becomes dislodged.
Written by Steve Marriott and Ronnie Lane for Small Faces' 1967 self-titled LP (known in the US as There Are But Four Small Faces), "Here Come the Nice" is probably the best song ever about copping speed. There's something about this creepy, understatedly peppy tune that's endlessly soothing. It's a heartfelt, paradoxical paean to a drug that seems ill-suited to enjoying the sound of this relatively laid-back, psychedelic-soul charmer. And it's a talisman against drudgery, too.
What song is currently burning up your mental jukebox, right this second?