My iPod #436: Steriogram – Go

Today’s song is by New Zealand based punk rock/rap band Steriogram. The group had a lot of their success about a decade ago with the song “Walkie Talkie Man” which featured in an iPod advert and had a creative video made for it with Michel Gondry as director. That’s probably as much as we know about them over in the UK. But they were still very popular in their homeland, and released a few other songs as singles from their debut album Schmack! “Go” was one of them.

The narrator of “Go” expresses a desire to leave a boring, monotonous ‘country town’; despite the sulking and complaining he doesn’t follow this wish through, realising that moving this decision will possibly be a big step for his life. Eventually the repetitiveness of life becomes too much, and the song ends when the narrator finally decides to leave.

I’ve known this song for a long time. Probably since about the summer going from Year 7 to Year 8. I can’t really remember why I was looking for Steriogram videos then, seeing as they hadn’t been heard from for years. But there you go. I would say that “Go” is one of the most safer tracks on Schmack!, it has a steady and chill tempo to it but it never really veers in any direction except for when the chorus hits. But I still like it, just because I’ve heard it many a time. It’s alright.

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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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