Given that Lou Barlow has enough on his hands with the Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh reunions it seems unlikely that he’ll make it a hat-trick with a reprisal of his most successful (thanks to this song) project Folk Implosion. Much of the credit for ‘Natural One’s chart appearance was attributed to its appearance on the soundtrack to the controversial film ‘Kids’ in 1995 but given that the song never featured in the film maybe this is to do the song a disservice. Barlow tends to specialise in lo-fi guitar nuggets but by putting the bass and percussion to the fore and adding an electronic element ‘Natural One’ achieved an awkward but fascinating danceability. The song also benefits from the regular volleys of skewed chords that intensify an already creepy atmosphere. KD
Folk Implosion – Natural One
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