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Album Club Selection #9: The Killers - Pressure Machine
In Confess your infidelities
Album Club Selection #9: The Killers - Pressure Machine
In Confess your infidelities
berlintramp
Feb 23, 2022
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Album Club Selection #9: The Killers - Pressure Machine
In Confess your infidelities
berlintramp
Feb 22, 2022
This album hit me right between the eyes. You see, I lived in Utah for 5 years, and he captures the atmosphere so perfectly - all the "holier than thou" things up front and the agony and desperation that are kept hidden. You can find a lot of people in these godforsaken (ha!) little towns who will tell you what a great place they are to raise their kids - and still things go off the rails so often, there is much quiet misery, but no one dares to openly cut free from this opressive church and its teachings. People willingly keep out information, forbid certain teachings in school and are fodder for the great Trump machine. The point to "become an apostate" as they so quaintly put it, used to be alcohol, now it's opioids. It just means that people look for a way out, regardless the means. And still "families are tight, good people, they still don't deadbolt their doors at night". They will cling to this way of life that doesn't satisfy them, but they are told it is the good life. I see the same things in the Catholic church - people suffer horribly because of the sexual scandals, but they are unable to look at the teachings of the church and recognize that it is flawed right from the bottom up, religious doctrine and all (I hope I'm not offending anyone here). Musically, the Killers have grown on me a lot - slight occasional awkwardness aside. West Hills and Quiet Town are just great, and I really like "Terrible Thing". What made me wonder, though - Brandon Flowers grew up in Nephi (terrible dump), he has fond memories of the place and is drawn back to it ("And every time I see my parents in the prime of their lives Offering their son the the kind of love he could never put down Well, part of me is still that stainless kid Lucky") From what I could gather, he still lives in Utah, in spite of having understood the mechanisms of Mormon life (The kingdom of God, it's a pressure machine, every step gotta keep it clean) even though he moved to Park City which is not quite as narrow minded and claustrophobic as most of the rest. Still...
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