April 8th, 2008 | by JAY HORTON Music | Posted In: Cut of the Day

Dharma Bums, "Haywire," Haywire (Pop Llama)

     
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dharma bumsFor kids wondering over Jeremy Wilson after today's post, this is as good a place as any to start studying. The title track from Dharma Bums 1989 debut, "Haywire" was the first song Wilson ever wrote without marking down the lyrics; as story goes, sitting in a darkened room, he wrote as he played and simply memorized. Anthemic solipsism proved the hallmark of nascent Alternative Nation—and there's more than a touch of R.E.M. to the chiming guitar figures—but Wilson's voice, all dreamy squawk and ecstatic croon, retains its powers. Give a listen and give what you can.

[audio:Haywire.mp3]

Links:
Wilson/Bums history at MastanMusic

Bums photo courtesy of MastanMusic
 
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