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The Ergs! - Blue [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

The Ergs!

The Ergs!: Blue [7 inch]Blue [7 inch] (2007)
Toxic Pop / Wall Ride

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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The Ergs!'s long-awaited Blue 7" has finally seen the light of day, and it's quite a little doozy. On the A-side is the hyper and sugary title track, which is a lot of fun even though it's so old you can practically hear Mikey Erg going through puberty singing this (okay, so granted, he was in hi.
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The Ergs!'s long-awaited Blue 7" has finally seen the light of day, and it's quite a little doozy.

On the A-side is the hyper and sugary title track, which is a lot of fun even though it's so old you can practically hear Mikey Erg going through puberty singing this (okay, so granted, he was in his early 20s during its recording). It's definitely signature Ergs! though, with three bouncy chords and an absolutely rambunctious vibe.

And then what happens on the B-side? A cover of Nirvana's "Blew"?? Yes!! The band lovingly credits the John Ritchie Band on the vinyl, but you'll likely be the wiser. The Ergs! are always great at cover jobs, and this one's no different. Everything's nailed, from Mikey's cynical snarl impersonating Cobain to the grungy, dirty guitars.

While there isn't much else to say here about these two splendid little songs making for one of the band's better 7"s, rest assured that the Ergs!'s long-awaited Blue won't...well, you figure it out.

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jumpkid_638 (November 29, 2007)

The Ergs can do no wrong.

And they put on a hell of a live show.

inagreendase (November 28, 2007)

Yeah, meh, I was too vague. I mean to say that this thing's been in the works for five years and finally came out this particular year.

allison_le_gnome (November 27, 2007)

I love this 7".

bizzlebrizzle (November 27, 2007)

Finally seen the light of day? Dude I got this back in February or March...

GlassPipeMurder (November 27, 2007)

i loves me some ergs!

fallingupwards84 (November 27, 2007)

the brevity of this review reminds me of the old reviews back in 2001

Lmnndtlgrph (November 27, 2007)

Granted, this record is a little late, but by now its already on its second pressing. Which I'd say makes the "this record is finally out" type comments a little late as well!

This record's okay. I'd have liked them to have made "Blew" a little more of their own however. Covers that sound just like the originals are kind of pointless in my book.

Holy_Balls (November 27, 2007)

I love crunchy peanut butter

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