Primal Scream’s “Velocity Girl” is the Best 1:26 You’ll Spend This Week


There’s always plenty of news. And whatever happens today will still be there on Monday, when Price of Weed will return to its regular programming.

But today is Friday, and if you’re doing it right, you’ve scheduled your week so other than punch in and punch out, you have to do virtually nothing. That said, do yourself a favor, and spend a minute and a half of the eight hours you have to kill by listening to “Velocity Girl” by Primal Scream.

It’s a seminal track from the Scottish band, and it’s good enough to have inspired a spectacular, shimmering cover by Manic Street Preachers, along with an an entire band.  As a whole, nobody really does music better than the Scots.

Of all the moments in this too-brief piece of perfect pop, the one where singer Bobby Gillespie describes a heroin-abusing, vodka-infused party girl as “splendor in silver dress/velocity possessed” might be the most majestic, but the entire composition is aural lithium.

“Velocity Girl” makes every single fraction of a second count, and begs to be put on repeat. Happy Friday, please enjoy irresponsibly!

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