Archive | Dec 18, 2017

Certain Songs #1076: Magnapop – “The Crush”

Album: Hot Boxing
Year: 1994


That’s how I would describe the Ruthie Morris’ guitar riff that anchors the first half of “The Crush,” yet another barn-burning highlight from Magnapop’s Hot Boxing album.

It’s as simple as all hell: just a couple of chords playing back and forth, with all of the space in the world in between each one, giving drummer David McNair to play behind the beat, then kick in hard for the guitar-and-organ-drenched chorus.