"Atomic Number" is not only the first single, but the first on the album's track list. Can’t stand the thought of another night of drunken karaoke to the tune of “Nothing Compares 2 U”?”, where piano, glockenspiel and a low hum of strings reinforce strummed guitar, as lang ponders the painful mysteries of attraction: “Can a love make me so cruel, to lose my faith and lose my heart?Neko Case recently claimed via Twitter that "Ladies in bands don't get ANY action," and as a female musician with a frustrated libido, I can sympathize.I've been playing bass in a touring band for five years, and I've had intimate relations on the road four times.(I class intimate relations as third-base-plus, but even if I counted kissing and over-the-clothes fumbling, it would still be a pretty low number.) I'm lucky enough to be in a job where I get to tour the world and meet interesting people, but in my experience, musicians get a lot less then you'd imagine. I'm no Marianne Faithfull, and in my old age, I no longer view meaningless sex with the enthusiasm I once did.
Musicalal Sex Symbols often get written about as boobs first, music second, and that is so against the spirit of Neko that she looks as in place in GQ as a black person at the Restoring Honor Rally. After I got over the initial wave of “holy fuck, this is the best show I’ve ever seen” that always accompanies the sonic overhaul of a TNP performance, I was struck with what Neko was wearing. My status as a dude makes me unqualified to speak exceedingly in-depth on the butch/femme dynamics of female fashion, but the sexiness Neko displayed onstage last night had nothing to do with the stick-straight hair and tank top that GQ chose for their photo.(And frankly, when it comes to meaningless sex, I couldn't possibly enjoy myself wondering if they had my band's songs mentally soundtracking our foreplay.) I did kiss a guy who was a big fan of the band once.This post was submitted by Zack Rosen So, much to my chagrin, I found an interview where alt-country dynamo Neko Case essentially admits she’s not a lesbian. She sings about women all the time, her sexual tension with backup singer Kelly Hogan is thicker than Alec Baldwin’s hair and she has an unstoppable following among queer women, who are great at smelling their own.I wouldn't want to sleep with someone whose lust is solely driven by the fact I'm in a band they like. If I don't need to put any effort into seducing someone, there's no tension.In that scenario, I'm up on a pedestal; there's no room for me to impress them. They don't like me for my witty quips and knowledge of books; they like me for being in a band.