Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Follow Me To The Real Fun

Shake Dog Shake from The Cure is one of my all time favourite songs. The original version has a BPM of 82, but this recent live version from the album Bestival Live 2011 is just enough faster to give it a BPM 90 and so perfect for a 180SPM (stride per minute) run.  The original version of this song is from the album The Top and I remember reading that it was a time that Robert Smith was battling his addition to heroin.  The lyrics are dark, grotesque almost, but I've loved this song for so long, since I was a young teenager, that I can't hear the lyrics with my adult self, they just feel part of me. I listen, I run, I find the real fun and my heart howls.

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