My iPod #238: Test Icicles – Dancing on Pegs


Near the end of Test Icicles first and only album “For Screening Purposes Only” comes “Dancing on Pegs”, a track written by guitarist Rory Atwell.

Can’t say much about the song… It has no deep meaning to me, or in general. I just think it’s really cool. Atwell once claimed it is about a relationship, but you wouldn’t really tell from the gory imagery made by the lyrics. Chopping someone down at the knee and bloody raw hands aren’t really the things I would come up with if I was taken. It’s sinister in tone, but quite hilarious too.

It’s a very noisy track. Not like there’s a whole mesh of instruments smashed together so the lyrics are incomprehensible or anything. Everything’s a bit distorted, some cool riffs occur during the verses and it’s delivered at a very quick rate.

Listen to it if you’re interested.


Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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