1000 Pounds


Released January 31 2000


Format: CD EP

“On 1000 Pounds, we get the album version of the title track, a great studio outtake (“White Noise”), a David Bowie cover (“Scary Monsters”), and a lovely acoustic reworking of “1000 Pounds,” wherein Mac McCaughan’s outrageously catchy lead guitar is replaced by… a xylophone! It comes across as bunch of friends sitting on a porch in the summertime, knocking out a tune for the sake of knocking out a tune. The laid-back feel of this track is totally infectious– there’s even a banjo plucking along good-naturedly in the background for good measure.” Pitchfork