Song of the Day #4,972: ‘I Spy’ – Guster

Here’s a track from 1999’s Lost and Gone Forever, the third studio album by Boston-based indie rock band Guster.

This album was my introduction to Guster and I put it up there with follow-up Keep It Together as the best thing they’ve done.

On this album, the band was still sticking to its “no sticks” percussion philosophy, with drummer Brian Rosenworcel playing bongos and other instruments by hand.

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Song of the Day #1,845: ‘Fa Fa’ – Guster

lost_and_gone_foreverAct one in last week’s concert was Guster, a band I’ve very much enjoyed over the years without becoming fanatical. They have a great sound and write very good songs but they sit in a tier somewhere below my favorite artists.

Perhaps because the first act in a three-band show gets the short end of the stick in terms of production values, I was a little underwhelmed with Guster’s show. Their studio albums have a sweetly off-kilter vibe that didn’t quite translate to the stage.

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