To stitch songs together so that they flow effortlessly on record is :: chef’s kiss :: and possibly an endangered art form, in the modern music world of singles. We explore this craft on the September 29 #ThematicStatic, featuring pairs of songs that pack a one-two punch.
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Spoon – “The Devil & Mister Jones” > “Wild” – From excellent 2022 rock record Lucifer on the Sofa (a former WNXP #RecordoftheWeek), these two juxtaposed tunes provide a real sonic moment on the first half of the thing.
Beyonce – “Break My Soul” > “Church Girl” – When you’re Queen, you can do anything, including release a House music record (this year’s Renaissance) rife with segued tracks like these two. Lauren on Instagram said anything off of this album would be great for the segues theme.
Tears for Fears – “Broken” > “Head Over Heels”- Super example of a segue, from Sarah on Twitter. This is as smooth as it gets.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Maps” > “Y Control” – Both Isaac and Tony cited this A+ transition on classic 2003 debut record Fever To Tell, and we played the pair of songs on the eve of their new release, Cool It Down (also an instant classic).
Beach House – “Silver Soul” > “Norway” – Emily on Instagram mentioned this beautiful segue from the dream pop group’s 2010 release Teen Dream, their first on Sub Pop.
The Beatles – “You Never Give Me Your Money” > “Sun King” > “Mean Mr. Mustard” > (“Your Majesty” tucked in here instead of as hidden/final track) > “Polythene Pam” > “She Came In Through The Bathroom Window” > “Golden Slumbers” > “Carry That Weight” > “The End” – Am I allowed to do this? I don’t know, but I did. Most of Abbey Road side 2 on the radiooooo, a cool 63 years (to the week!) since its release.