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Me and You - Single

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Egg Hunt was just old pals Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson with some time on their hands in London after Minor Threat broke up, and before MacKaye would form Fugazi and Nelson would form 3. So from March 27-30, 1986, they went into Wood Green's Southern Studios for the only four days this "group" existed, and made themselves a single. While that's no formula for success and "Me and You" is merely average fare, the B-side, "We All Fall Down," ranks among the highest points of these two gentleman's storied careers. With no band to please, they stepped out of the bounds of punk or even punk-pop and made a marvelous one-song post-punk melodic masterpiece. It's MacKaye's unrivaled attitude and guts on vocals married to a pop tune (and soul-searching lyrics), anchored by his trebly bass and guitar playing, while Nelson pumps on the drums. The best part is the last chorus, where it seems like seven MacKayes and Nelsons are singing the title refrain over and over, in a wonderful three- or four-part harmony (it's all but the bloody Beatles!) as the melody soars with each change.

Biography

Formed: Washington DC

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '80s

Around Easter 1986, Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson, former Minor Threat members, went to London and recorded a few experimental, post-hardcore songs for John Loder of Southern Studios. The trio decided to release a single under the festive name Egg Hunt with Dischord Records, the label MacKaye and Nelson founded and owned. Since MacKaye's band Embrace had broken up, he and Nelson decided to try turn the project into a bona fide band. After returning to D.C., the two recruited former Gray Matter members...
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