Dig Myself a Hole


I caught the hit by the Nails, “88 Lines About 44 Girls” on YouTube, and it really is a hoot; but their follow-up “list” song on Dangerous Dreams, “Things You Left Behind” is every bit as good.  At one point, they even break down the “fourth wall”:  “A dozen contraceptive sponges / Anyone here got a rhyme for sponges?”.  Other highlights from the album are the opening song, “Dig Myself a Hole”; and on “Voices”, they come up with a religious-themed song (I seem to have a lot of those in recent Notes) – Moses (among others) insists that “He talked to me!”.  The Nails remind me of the Hives in their ability to generate infectious grooves in an offbeat way. 


(March 2013)


Last edited: March 22, 2021