Saturday, February 20, 2010


"The Heinrich Maneuver" is a song by New York-based indie rock band Interpol's third album, Our Love to Admire. It is the first single from the album.

This song features the familiar spiky (mostly single note) guitar lines, insistent drumming, and fluid bass work one has become accustomed to hearing from these guys. Singer Paul Banks's lyrics and vocal melody are the most interesting elements here and this tune is thematically more direct than usual. Interpol's songs have tended to be brooding and ambiguous, but lines like "How are things on the West Coast?" and "Today my heart swings" almost certainly allude to a break up while coming across as uncharacteristically upbeat.

The video is defintely worth watching: it is a single take of the main character, a woman in a white dress, shown in extreme slow motion applying lipstick and walking towards her demise, being hit by a bus. This overlays three other characters whose reactions to the event unfold in a mixture of speed altered motion, initially proceeding forward and then reversing. A man taking out his cellphone, a vogue lady screaming, and a waiter running to the scene...

Have you listened to it?, PLEASE MAKE A COMMENT; let us know if THE HEINRICH MANEUVER by Interpol is a Truly Awesome Song 4 U!

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