You could argue that Craig Finn has pretty much always been rapping - albeit on that Ian Drury/Mark E. Smith "exasperated white dude" tip. But "Saftey In Speed (Heavy Metal)", off the new P.O.S. album Audition, is the Finnster's first actual hip-hop track (as far as we know). Over some koto-sounding guitar lines and slappy Midwestern snares, dude drops movie crit social commentary ("The posters in the lobby of the theatre called it Predator/ I called it weak and unwatchable/ Carl Weathers and two future governors...") and we hope that when we are in our thirties and grumpy, our own indie rap cameos are as enjoyable.
Lyrics Of Fury
November 14, 2005