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Released: October 2004

What’s that you say? “Look at the shakies, what's with the blush?/Fresh off the plane in my fuzzy rush.” Something about a balding 18-year-old? Sorry, Caleb, would you mind explaining what the quaking ARSE you’re on about? Well, apparently the song’s sort of about bassist Jared Followill, who’d been thrust into rock stardom at a young age, though you’d never guess from Caleb’s vocal performance, sung with all the clarity of a man with gym socks stuffed in his cheeks.

But none of that matters, because the whole thing’s delivered with such vim and likeability. It’s the sound of youth: barreling, impatient, a little bit dumb. Kings Of Leon went on to sound much bigger and grander than this. But did they ever sound better? (LL)

 

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