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Songs Everyone Should Know - Moist's Freaky Be Beautiful

Moist were one of those bands that I first heard while I was still listening to a lot of rock and angry music, and, much like everyone else who likely remember's Moist (who didn't live in Canada, there is a needed disclaimer there, much like there is for Kylie Minogue fans in Australia or Pop Will Eat Itself fans in the UK), first encountered them with their breakout song Push from their first album Silver. I picked up Silver on the strength of that song alone (as well as buying multiple singles from the album, including a 7" copy of Push that came with a patch(!) and featured a cover of the Rolling Stone's Miss You).

I was quite relieved to discover that Moist were not simply a one hit wonder, replaying through the album, and as much as I loved Push, Machine Punch Through, and other tracks... Freaky Be Beautiful always stuck out. I don't know if it's the somewhat dissonant piano, or the urgency, or just the fact that this song stood out so much from the rest of the surrounding album. Freaky Be Beautiful has a different tempo and emotion to it... and it is the one song from the album which I semi-regularly return to (though, when I play this one song, I usually end up tripping down memory lane and listening to much of the entire album).

Also, as of the writing of this post, I have discovered that there was an official music video and single for this song. I literally had no idea. Just like I had no idea that the band had recently reformed. Clearly I need to pay more attention to the internet presence of bands I used to really enjoy.

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Gamecat235 was a music reviewer once upon a time, has been listening to music of all walks for just about his entire life, and has far too many CDs, not nearly enough records, and befriends DJ's very very easily. This series was started when an online discussion made him realize, yet again, that he knew more about the music he loved than he really had any reason to, and that he missed writing about it. You can find him online all over the place, but he's most active here. Have any songs or albums that you think everyone should know about, but no one does? Share them in the comments!

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