Thursday 26 November 2015

Stray Dog And The Chocolate Shake

For about a month in the early summer of 2003, Sumday, the third album by Grandaddy rarely left the turntable and then it sort of got filed away and hasn't been revisited that much until a couple of weeks ago when I saw it and thought to myself "not heard that in ages" put it on and have played it half a dozen times since. The band's previous album The Sophtware Slump is held up as the high point, NME put it at number 34 in their Greatest Albums of The Decade but I have always preferred Sumday even after it being likened to ELO in some review or other. I have no idea what the lyrics to Stray Dog And The Chocolate Shake are all about but the song always makes me smile.

Grandaddy - Stray Dog And The Chocolate Shake


The Swede said...

I haven't played either in an age, but I seem to remember having a preference for 'Sumday' too. 'Stray Dog...' sounds great. Time I dug the album out for an airing.

Anonymous said...

I was a fan of Sophtware Slump. Not sure I got this one.
Swiss Adam

Charity Chic said...

The only Grandaddy I have is The Broken Down Comforter Collection. Haven't listened to it in ages - must rectify that