“There’s a ringing in my ears that’s heaven sent
There’s a beast out on the ruins
Some broken down lover’s lament
It goes on and on, but it won’t go away.”
Yesterday’s post may have featured Soul Asylum, Slobberbone, and a few of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all-time, but one song was conspicuous in its absence. Dan Murphy of Soul Asylum wrote “Cartoon” for their 1988 Hang Time album and it’s unquestionably one of the most sweeping anthems of its era. A&M’s video for “Cartoon” was filmed in glorious, 1980s pastel-o-vision, and while a bit dated, the live shots give you a feel (kinda sorta) of the band at its peak. Enjoy.