Easter is coming. I know, I know – try to contain yourselves. Over at The Job, to whet our users’ appetites for the holiday, I whipped up a quick post about the origins of the Easter Bunny and the frankly bizarre and arguably incongruous practices of dying eggs to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. You can read that here, if you like.
The entire time I was composing it, however, I kept on trying to think of a way to invoke Egg Hunt, the criminally short-lived post-Minor Threat project of Ian MacKaye and Jeff Nelson. I remember buying the 7” single in 1986 and totally cherishing it – imagining that it was going to be a long-lasting endeavor. Of course, it didn’t turn out that way. Ian soldiered on briefly with his band Embrace before collaborating with Ministry as Pailhead and finally forming the mighty Fugazi. These days, of course, Fugazi is on hold and Ian’s playing in The Evens, who make children’s music.
In any case here are Egg Hunt’s only two songs, the better one being “We All Fall Down.” “Me and You” is fine, but no great shakes. Listen closely and it sounds – however tenuously -- like Jane’s Addiction completely ripped it off a few years later for “Up on the Beach,” the opening cut of Nothing’s Shocking.
Happy egg hunting.