Album: All Hands On The Bad One, 2000
Justification: Sleater-Kinney – along with Built to Spill and Redd Kross – were pretty much introduced to me when I bought my friend Kate’s Barina off her around 2000, since she left a cassette therein which our mutual friend Nick had made for her. Your loss, Kate: my new favourite driving tape was awesome, and this song was on it. Thanks to it I discovered the wonderful, yelpy world of Sleater-Kinney, fell madly in love with this album and proceeded to not really like any of their other stuff nearly as much (actually, The Woods is still really good).
I only saw them live once, at the Adelaide Big Day Out in 2006, and they weren’t great. They did do a savage version of ‘Entertain’, though. They split up not long afterwards, though there are whispers of a reunion. It better not interfere with Carrie Brownstein writing and starring in Portlandia. My god but she’s good.
SONG YOU SHOULD HAVE REDISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 2010: A throw-down classic from the B-52s: ‘Private Idaho’.