First off, definition of “bittersweet”: the last time I wrote about “Yeah Yeah” was in 2008 and in my very first paragraph, I’m telling people about Matthew Africa’s then-new blog. For years to come, I just know I’ll have these moments where, out of the blue, I’ll realize how much he haunts this site. *sigh*
But onto happier thoughts…
So it seems this has been cleaned up anad reissued digitally:
Here’s what I said in 2008.
The face-melt part comes partly from how the song opens so enigmatically, with its deep, booming “Blaaaaaaaack Rooooooooock” and those strings that build towards the unexpected hammer drop of piano, guitar and drums that come crashing in at about 30 seconds in. Hold ya head! This is still one of the best funk instrumentals I’ve ever heard.
I still stand by that claim. Now and forever.
Right now, there’s no plans to reissue this on 7″ UNLESS interest in the single hits a tipping point to make it happen. So spread the word!