Seth Bogart - Men on the Verge of Nothing

Song of the Day
Hosted by Larry Mizell, Jr.

Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by Larry Mizell, Jr., host of The Afternoon Show on KEXP, is "Men on the Verge of Nothing" by Seth Bogart, from the 2020 album Men on the Verge of Nothing on Wacky Wacko Records.


 
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photo by Alexandra Cabral
written by Martin Douglas

Inspired in equal measure by Pedro Almodóvar and Poly Styrene, the artist formerly known as Hunx spins the former’s classic 1988 dark comedy (titled Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) into a treatise on the uselessness of male privilege. The album’s title track zeroes in on this concept through the vehicle of lighthearted new wave while Bogart takes Mr. Know-It-Alls to task as they fail upwards. 

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