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- Posted on Sep 22nd 2009 11:00AM by Benjy Eisen
Robinson wrote this particular song, 'The Sound,' on Bear's Wurlitzer during one of the nights he crashed on Bear's couch that summer. "It was meant to be listened to in a well air-conditioned car," Robinson tells Spinner. "It is mostly about missed opportunities, lowered expectations and the discomfort caused by both dreams and nostalgia in a constantly changing world."
Well, now that he mentions it, the tune does sound a little nostalgic. Proving that he's as sardonic as the next hipster, Robinson adds, "I think it is meant to be an 'authentic statement about how our generation is unique.' Do you remember rock 'n' roll radio?"
Yes, we do. And we can only guess that the Ramones would be proud.