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

The Ergs!

Blue [7 inch] (2007)

Toxic Pop / Wall Ride

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.