My Top 1000 Songs #408: Precision Auto

[I've been writing up my Top 1000 songs on a daily basis--you can see them all in descending order by hitting the All My Favorite Songs tag.]

Today's my first day teaching a new law school class. Pretty exciting. So it's kind of fitting that today we land on one of the ultimate adrenaline-rush wake-up-and-start-the-day rave-up numbers. The purely visceral post-punk rouser, off Superchunk's 1993 On The Mouth, is on the short list of songs I can always rely on to start the day right when I get in the car and brave the morning commute--hell, the song seems specifically designed to launch precisely as you enter the on-ramp for the highway.

"Do not pass me, just to slow down, I can move right through you. Do not pass me, just to slow down, I have precision auto."

Back off, baby, I'm heading to 280...

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