Gut Twisters #2
More slow, deep cuts in the deep, deep guts. These three all from the high school years, and representing as wide a cross-section as you mighta got on one of my old mix tapes, which is to say, quite a narrow cross-section.
Specific is the balm for the wounded or aspirationally wounded high school heart...
The Replacements - Achin' to Be
Though there are no strings in it, per se, I tend to hear a lotta viola. Certainly not their best record, but this song is way up at the top of my Westerberg list.
Ian McCulloch - Start Again
This song starts off with the line "woke up sad," which made it easy to take literally as a teen, though McCulloch suffered considerably without his Bunnymen.
The Cure - One More Time
The Cure became, at a certain point, so adept at penning Gut Twisters that one might say it was a flaw. This song is ridiculous, and it comes even before Disintegration, which for my money is more of an extended gut-flaying.