The usual: buy this song, but if you don’t want to this very second, it’s available on YouTube for listening as you read.
Unlike every band I’ve posted a song of the week from so far, I don’t really know Sebadoh that well. I have a trio of albums from them, but the only one I’m really familiar with is Bubble & Scrape, the record that this song is culled from. “Flood” is a raucous song, more so than almost any other song on a generally mellow record, and that may very well be the reason my ears perked up the first time I heard it.
I’m not going to bother talking through the song as I have previously because it’s a pretty simple verse-chorus-repeat formula until the very end. It’s a fun song, but you don’t really need me to tell you that since there’s a link two paragraphs up that will explain in greater detail than I could.
So why is “Flood” this week’s song of the week? Simple, the lyric “I’m stump-jumpin’ drunk from the get go.” I don’t know, I get a kick out of it every time. Don’t get me wrong here: I wouldn’t listen to the song if I didn’t like it, and it’s just generally a fun piece of rock and roll, but man. “Stump-jumpin’ drunk?” I’ll take it.