Sep 08 2008

Sufjan Stevens – Super Sexy Woman (2000)

Published by at 10:55 pm under Alternative,Indie pop,MP3's

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I only post this because I feel this song has slipped under most people’s radars. (So, sorry if this post seems slightly irrelevant. I just re-discovered it and got really excited.) From his first album, A Sun Came!, this is one of the zanier things Sufjan’s ever released. It sounds like something you’d record stoned at four in the morning on a whim. Which was probably the case, evidenced by the off-key vocals and the warm crackle of a four-track. I especially recommend this for any doubter’s of Sufjan’s songwriting prowess. If there is a song to turn you, it’s Super Sexy Woman. And with lyrics like “She is super duper smart/I like her for her mind/She’ll shoot a super fart/The deadly silent kind,” what’s not to love?

And for whatever reason, no one ever talks about A Sun Came!, which is just as good, if not better, than his more celebrated releases. So check it out. I know Sufjan has been blogged to death, but most of it is deserving.

And just for some context (and in the event that you’ve been living under a rock, which is somehow underneath another, larger rock), I’ve included Chicago, one of his hits from Illinoise!.

Sufjan Stevens – Super Sexy Woman

Sufjan Stevens – Chicago

Oh, and this video is hysterical.

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4 Responses to “Sufjan Stevens – Super Sexy Woman (2000)”

  1. posty mcpostertonon 09 Sep 2008 at 8:07 am

    ack… I love Soofie, but hate this song. And I like odd, quirky songs. Go figure. :)

    ~Dan
    http://jazzsick.wordpress.com/

  2. posty mcpostertonon 09 Sep 2008 at 8:09 am

    I’ll add that there are tons of good songs on A Sun Came!, though. They make up for this song, IMO.

    ~Dan
    http://jazzsick.wordpress.com/

  3. Pabloon 15 Sep 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Hey, I just found this blog and I am really enjoying it.

    I arrived one month ago from Spain, I am living in Charlotte, and I wondered if you could help me with some issues. Is it possible to listen to indie music in clubs or pubs here in the States? How on heaven do they manage not to bring a single interesting concert to this huge city (ok, the Spinto Band are coming in November, but… their new album sucks. Literally) Can you buy records in places other than Borders or Walmart?

    Up til now I use internet, but I like going to record shops and searching, to the High Fidelity type ones.

    Well, I do not know if somebody will answer, but thanks for the blog. I will keep track of it

  4. Nickon 16 Sep 2008 at 1:34 am

    I don’t know about Charlotte, but there are definitely places that aren’t wallmart or borders. The south isn’t especially known for their indie scene, but I’m sure you can find the shops you’re looking for. Just google it, or look for record forums based in NC. I’m sure the scene you’re looking for is there, might just not be that big.

    cheers

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