While most rockers attempt to convince you of their great importance by releasing big, long boring albums that never end--hello, Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails--there are other performers who believe they're being charged by the minute. So they make their songs quick. So quick that you get up to go to the bathroom and you're sure to miss it. I'm partial to short songs because even when they're lousy, they're over before you can complain. For all the praise that's been heaped on something as never-ending as the Who's Tommy, there really hasn't been as much hype or praise for the greatness of the five songs I offer you here now.
Now, remember, don't tell me how "bad" these songs are until you've actually "heard" them, ok? It's only fair.
"Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"--The Ramones: These guys played concerts like they were double-parked. Less than half an hour and two dozen tunes. In 1:35, these young men from Queens, New York expressed their dreams, their desires, their hopes forRead More »from Five Great Songs That Last Less Than Two Minutes