20 Years Ago Today – Grandaddy Releases ‘The Sophtware Slump’ (Listen To “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot Live w/ Elliott Smith)”

Remember when Y2k was almost considered a pandemic? Wow, how things change. And that year 2000 technological anticipation spawned the creative source for Grandaddy’s second and most cleverly titled LP The Sophtware Slump (released 5/29/00). Led by Jason Lytle, this quaint and sad concept LP brought together touches of Neil Young and Pavement atop Lytle’s passion for ELO and synthesizer texturing. If there ever was a breakthrough LP for Grandaddy, Sophtware Slump would be it, as it still holds an ear twenty years later. Listen to Grandaddy perform “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot” live with help from Elliott Smith who Grandaddy toured with shortly after Sophtware’s release…

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