Eleanor Friedberger–Stare at the Sun

I have never understood why this song isn’t better known.

A song about the heady rush of romance, the travails of accommodating each other, and the uncertainty of goodbyes, Stare at the Sun (co-written by Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding), has an ebullient, caffeinated buzz to it, like if you took a Stones song and gave it to the VU or vice versa.

In fact, the album it comes from, Personal Record, which Friedberg and Stace co-wrote, is one of my favorites of the decade, sporting some sharp hooks and even sharper lyrics.

Anyway, this is one of those songs I should probably say more about, but it is so good that anything I have to say just feels like an intrusion.




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