I haven’t been doing this series for that long, but already it feels overdue to post a song by my past, present, and future favourite band: Toronto’s own Metric.
I had a hell of a time trying to decide which song to post. Metric has a pretty broad library, and they’ve changed their sound several times over the years, so it’s pretty much impossible to find a single song to sum them up.
I decided it would be a good idea to post a live performance, because at least then I could showcase the glorious weirdness that is Emily Haines. And if I’m going to post something live, Hustle Rose is the obvious choice.
It’s funny. I never liked the album version of Hustle Rose that much. It’s one of the few Metric songs I can’t muster much enthusiasm for. But the live version? The live version is something special.
The live version and the studio version aren’t even that different, really. There’s just something about the song that needs to be performed live to make it work.
Can’t feel anything; my dreams are so tight. Why wouldn’t I STAND IN LINE TONIGHT?!?