Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (2003). The National is the debut studio album by American indie rock band the National, released on October 30, 2001 on Brassland Records. Recorded prior to guitarist Bryce Dessner's full arrival into the band, The National was produced by both Nick Lloyd and the band itself. Now-bass guitarist Scott Devendorf performs both guitar and backing vocals on this album, with guitarist and t Aaron Dessner on bass guitar and guitar duties. The album features a more country-tinged sound in comparison to future albums. Lyrics from "29 Years" would later be used in "Slow.
The National is an American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio, formed in 1999. The band consists of Matt Berninger (vocals), Aaron Dessner (guitar, piano, keyboards), Bryce Dessner (guitar, piano, keyboards), Scott Devendorf (bass) and Bryan Devendorf (drums).
Each of the dozen laments on Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers balance catchy choruses, exquisite instrumental interludes, and the complex words of a man's grieving.
The other most impressive feature of Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers is that it’s absolutely flawlessly produced.
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TODAY, in Writing Great Songs with the Minimum of Ingredients, we shall be studying the National's Murder Me Rachael, a song that seems to have only four lines. Gradually, across a slowly evolving Velvet Underground squall, "I saw my love with pretty boy" becomes "So say goodbye to pretty boy", and eventually "Tomorrow won't be pretty", before the singer, we assume, gets his wish and Rachael does indeed murder him. Intense? Powerful? Let 's just say that if Johnny Cash was still with us, this would be a contender for his next album
Sorrow Waited, Sorrow Won : Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers is such a perfect title for a National album - it’s like Murder Ballads for Nick Cave or The Shape of Jazz to Come for Ornette Coleman. It’s also a title that could apply to about half of Morrissey’s albums and any of Leonard Cohen’s. The saddest song on Sad Songs, and arguably one of the five saddest songs this band has ever made, is Cardinal Song. So Surprised You Want to Dance with Me Now : It’s no secret that The National have already played quite a few tracks from their latest album live, one of which is the incredibly percussive Where Is Her Head. They debuted it with indie singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers back in April, and it opens with simple, repeated chords, followed by auxiliary percussion and later Bryan Devendorf’s crackling snare and punchy bass drum.
Album Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers. 90-Mile Water Wall Lyrics. Well, I know that you know That you've become the target of this hand With never even asking Well, I know that you know That you're the only thing that I can stand So how could your hair Have the nerve to dance around like that, blowing? And how could the air Have the nerve to blow your hair around like that? I'm waiting for a 90-mile water wall To take me out of your view I'm looking for a trapdoor trigger To drop me out of your view . Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers The National.