Welcome to the West
Think (let tomorrow bee)
We were all probably holding our collective breath while Lou Barlow gently stroked this heart-aching ballad from Sebadoh’s 1993 album, Bubble and Scrape. He sat there almost dubiously during the Pink Mountaintops recording, no doubt scouring 20 years of material to throw our way – and I don’t think Stephen McBean’s strings had fully stopped shaking before he handed off the guitar with a request.
Barlow is the bassist for Dinosaur Jr. but launched Sebadoh after the band cut him loose in the late 80s. He became widely known in knowing circles as a pioneering force behind the American lo-fi/grunge movement of the early 90s that also introduced bands like Pavement. Many albums from that time were released on cassette and were recorded using four-track equipment.