My Top 1000 Songs #581: Percolator

[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.]

After yesterday's visit to the Go-Go's universe-shifting "Our Lips Are Sealed," we turn the clock forward some 35+ years to see what the intervening decades hath wrought... and land on the furious pop-punk of Charly Bliss. "Percolator" (from 2017 debut LP Guppy) is deceptively infectious, Eva Hendricks' little-girl squeak, fronting the band's super-tight wallop, suggesting nothing but sunshine and hugs. But Hendricks' lyrics lurk far deeper in the shadows.

"I think I'm still breathing while my parents are sleeping. I am sick, but I'm speaking. My boyfriend is freaking. My conscience is fucked and my judgment is leaking. I'm gonna die in a getaway car. I haven't tried, but it sounds too hard."

As noted previously, I'm limiting this list's forays into the most recent decade (ok, fine, broke this rule just a few days ago), giving the songs some time to establish themselves amongst tunes which have been part of my life far longer, but as this is one of my favorite bands of the past few years, I don't see it falling from favor any time soon.

Amped up, live in the studio:
On stage, 2019: