This one threw me off my chair.
Where Is My Mind? is my first introduction to the progressive bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles. These guys come off as modern day hippies mixed with hipsters mixed with bluegrass. I’m not quite sure what to make of them, but listen to this song and see what you think.
Where Is My Mind? – Trampled By Turtles.
Where Is My Mind? is a song originally done by the Pixies back in the late ’80s. You may recognize the Pixies as one of the influences in the grunge rock scene during the early to mid ’90s. They were apparently an influence on Kurt Cobain, lead singer of the biggest band at the time, Nirvana.
Anyway, the song is eclectic to say the least. It’s got a weird bluegrass/grunge feel as performed by Trampled By Turtles. This is my first introduction to these guys so it’s taking a few listens to digest this track.
It’s a weird song. I have no idea what it’s about other than perhaps about swimming in the Caribbean with some fish. Maybe that’s all it’s supposed to be about. Some songs are simple and for those songs it really means the melodies have to be good.
And that’s where this song gets me. It’s crazy. There is nothing that makes sense about it, but it keeps my attention. Where Is My Mind? is the strangest song I’ve heard in 2011 and it’s also one of the most interesting. I’ll have to dig in and discover more songs from Trampled By Turtles.
This kind of music is normally not the kind I’d listen to, but they’ve got my attention and I’m curious.
What do you think about the new track from the rising bluegrass band?
Trampled By Turtles has been having success in a genre I’m not even really sure they set out to play. They seem like just some guys that started playing music one day and stumbled onto their own sound.
It’s kind of cool.