We Have a Commentary: The Tear Garden, “Tired Eyes Slowly Burning”

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written by I Die You Die
February 10, 2018 | Category: Commentary, We Have a Technical

The first LP in the storied and long-standing collaboration between cEvin Key and Edward Ka-Spel gets the blow by blow treatment on this month’s episode of We Have A Commentary! Yes, we’re talking about The Tear Garden’s “Tired Eyes Slowly Burning”, and all of the psychedelic ephemera which accompanies it. How did Skinny Puppy’s famed brap ethos manifest in Mushroom Studios? Who was wandering in and out of the sessions? What narrative forms does Edward keep returning to and why? All these questions and more are taken up in the latest edition of our Patreon supported commentary podcast series! You can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from the widget down below.

5 Responses

  • C-Scan says:

    “You and Me and Rainbows” remains stellar to this day.
    I still play it to people as my Tear Garden gateway drug.

  • Schmor says:

    Thanks for this… this is the album I’ve been waiting for you two to deconstruct. An all time favourite with one my top 5 favourite songs of all time (yes, Rainbows). Brilliant work as always.

    My thoughts on “You and Me…” – I’ve always approached this song as a movie idea. The beginning and ending always struck me as opening/closing credits that book-end the meeting, courtship, drug-fueled tragedy, and one-sided redemption of a doomed relationship. The ending segment, to me, acts as an epilogue/recovery where we find the main character moving on as the other has been completely victimized by the events of the story. Hence, the credits role… I could be wrong, but to me the ending makes perfect sense.

  • kevin says:

    whats the name of the rap thing you were talking about

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