The best love song ever

You’ve heard of Silly Love Songs, right? This song is the complete opposite.

It starts with discord and confusion, a distorted guitar seeking the right note.

After 86 seconds of this tortured feedback, the drums and bass guitar kick in.

As the singer starts singing about his self-aware, dead-end existence, a band mate begins talking – about the song being sung and the nature of love songs.

He interrupts the monologue occasionally to join the singer on a couple phrases and the chorus, which compares love to an acute, often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.

The song is (Love Like) Anthrax by Gang of Four, and it’s as brilliant-genius today as when it was released in 1978.

And I feel like a beetle on its back … And there’s no way for me to get up

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