Hot Soft Light (3:54)

Cover of Boys And Girls In America

From Boys And Girls In America and 4 other releases

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  • spanishwire

    i was unfurling a flag of defiance aimed at my guidance guy

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
  • robkjporter

    The Hold Steady are the finest rock band of the last ten years. And I think my attorney's gonna second that notion.

    2 May 2013 Reply
  • stephanielynn02

    His voice is what makes it for me.

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • AUFrechterGang

    For me, it sounds like "American Pub-Rock" and reminds me of Elvis Costello.

    17 Nov 2011 Reply
  • uncleponto

    I don't dig The Hold Steady but I respect the extensive display of Bud tall boys in the uploaded pics. Really, anyone who hangs around drinking tall boys in a paper bag is OK by me

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • sarahlaa

    It started recreational, it ended kinda medical.

    22 Feb 2011 Reply
  • heythatsalright

    I wanna love this band but the vocals make it difficult.

    29 Sep 2010 Reply
  • littleangryfinn

    To the folks who say this sounds like "The Boys Are Back In Town"... it doesn't. [2] Maybe the vocals' rhythm and tone, the song structure, the shuffle beat of the song, the strum-stop guitar style, the guitar tone, and possibly the production/mixing. But honestly, you could draw a lot of similarities like that between totally unrelated bands. Listen with a more discerning ear, people, before you make broad-ass statements like that.

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • DaHalpinator

    didn't like them at first...not sure if it was the voice or what but they rock. solid.

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Genuma

    fuck this hate.

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • DrockNJ


    13 May 2010 Reply
  • dfreelon

    The music's okay but the guy's voice really kills it for me.

    4 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Nasum2

    Lifter Puller is still the superior band...

    13 Jan 2010 Reply
  • SixFootPianist

    To the folks who say this sounds like "The Boys Are Back In Town"... it doesn't. It DOES sound almost exactly like "Hold The Line" by Toto, though. But I'll forgive 'em for that because the lyrics are phenomenal. "It started recreational, ended kinda medical" sums up 90% of addicts' stories in six devastating words. The it does the same thing more poetically with "It started hot and soft and then it tightened up its tentacles". The opening sets the song up perfectly too; "I was not involved at the Northtown Mall, in fact I didn't even know that's where it's happened". Straight away, the strung-out narrator / police interviewee's given himself away. So very well written.

    14 Dec 2009 Reply
  • OGjah

    dude there a billions of worst bands in my opinion.

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • iblamethegovt

    HUNDREDS? THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF BETTER BANDS? i expect a list on my desk by monday.

    7 Apr 2009 Reply
  • antoinemoulins

    Feliz Navidad con The Hold Steady

    23 Dec 2008 Reply
  • asmoich

    There are hundreds of better bands, in my opinion. Simply boring

    30 Nov 2008 Reply
  • danef12

    best live band I've seen this year...

    26 Aug 2008 Reply
  • SeanIsMyName

    boys are back in town is not bubble gum...

    27 Jun 2008 Reply
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