Archers of Loaf
: "Jive Kata"
Shortly before they broke up, the Archers of Loaf
released a fanclub-only seven-inch featuring this song, "Jive Kata"
, and a live recording of "Slow Worm". That live track was recorded at the Middle East in Cambridge, which is where I saw Crooked Fingers
play an amazing show back in March. That show was partially amazing because Matt Gentling
, the Archers' bassist, had joined Crooked Fingers, and for about twenty minutes I was able to eavesdrop on a conversation he was having with some dude sitting next to me. Gentling's an earthy sort, apparently.
But so, "Jive Kata". It's not the best Archers song, but it's an interesting rarity, and a good precursor of their final album, which was released a few months later. Like White Trash Heroes
, "Jive Kata" is darker and less immediately rocking than their earlier material. Between the keyboard and the high-pitched vocals, it's an unusual song for the band. Not a highlight, it remains a worthy curiosity. I'm throwing this up here primarily because Coke Bref
requested it months and months ago. Enjoy, friend.
You can't buy this anywhere, as far as I know. Try Ebay
, I guess.