This isn’t the song I’m writing about:
But I’m going to need to add it to my library. There’s a several great Game Theory songs that I’ve discovered since I started writing about them but haven’t had a chance to write about.
“Initiations Week” isn’t available online, though you can read the lyrics here if you scroll down. Its a simple song – it sounds like its just Scott Miller and his guitar. A great album closer, though not an especially memorable song.
Too bad, since it was their last official release. This album hinted at disaster right from the first song, and as it happens it coincided with a series of band related disasters. According to legend, before Game Theory finally packed it in in 1990, the line-up even lost Scott Miller for a while. Mind-blowning.
Everyone, I suppose, has a band or two in their consciousness that really deserved better than they got. Game Theory has a small but fiercely loyal group of fans who all agree they could have had it so much better.
The positive news is that Miller formed a new band called The Loud Family who recorded a shockingly good series of albums through the 90′s. The crushing news is that he didn’t have much more popular success with those albums. Though I’m sure I’ll add more songs between now and then, we’re currently 1,178 songs away from discussing the Loud Family tunes. At my current rate of five songs a day, that means we’ll reach them in 237 days – in other words, potentially in late September.
Heh. I really want to make that happen.
Anyhow, thanks for the great music, Scott Miller, you are amazing and now, on with the show.