March 24th, 2007

NLOTH

Song of the Day

Hi! I'm needleandspoon and I'm your substitute SOTD-er this week. Let me tell you, this gig is harder than it looks (or maybe it's just that I haven't been to bed yet). But you don't care about that, so on with the song...

This week's SOTD is Neon Lights. Originally released by Kraftwerk in 1978, this song was released as B-side to the Vertigo #1 single in 2004. It's not a major work by any means, or even one of their best covers, but it's worth listening to nonetheless as a nod to one of U2's early influences. I like it for the retro-electronica kind of feel combined with keyboards and Bono doing that sort of dreamy mid-range thing that suits his voice so well.

Lyrics

Neon lights
Shimmering neon lights
And at the fall of night
This city's made of light
(and repeat)

Neon Lights YSI link