The Killers Live on SNL

The Killers must easily have one of the most hyped albums of this calendar year.  Whether you loved or hated their previous effort, Sam’s Town, you’re more than likely waiting around anxiously for their newest disc to spin {or download}.  To hold you over there have been a few live tracks flitting around the interwebs recently, which I’m sure you’ve heard, and this past weekend The Killers had the good sense to play on Saturday Night Live.  Admittedly the sound quality on these songs isn’t as brilliant as I could hope for, but that’s what happens when live television is converted to simple audio tracks.

mp3 : The Killers – Human (Live on SNL)
mp3 : The Killers – Spaceman (Live on SNL)

Both tracks are great although I still have absolutely no idea what the track Spaceman is about.  On that note I guess I don’t really have a clue what Human is about either.  Are we human, or are we dancer?  Say what?  In the end, though, it doesn’t matter because the songs just sound amazing.  Here’s to hoping the rest of the upcoming album, Day & Age due November 25th, is just as well crafted.

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8 thoughts on “The Killers Live on SNL”

  1. google = wrong this time around. the below bit is taken directly from the killers website at island records.

    http://www6.islandrecords.com/site/artist_bio.php?artist_id=547

    “Those familiar with the band’s oeuvre will recognize their signature in the synth-heavy “Human,” four minutes of sweeping, epic rock, on which Flowers sings: “My sign is vital/ My hands are cold/ And I’m on knees, looking for the answer/ Are we human, or are we dancer?” He says the lyrics were inspired by a disparaging comment made by Hunter S. Thompson about how America was raising a generation of dancers.”

    so what does it mean? are we human, or are we dancer?

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  2. Human is just about the best song I have heard since read my mind was released. It is absolutely brilliant and Brandon’s voice is amazing. I am looking forward to buying ‘Day and Age.

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  3. No – it should not be plural – dancers? no. – dancer is being used as an adjective just as the word human is being used as an adjective. If he had used “humans”, a plural noun, then it would be correct to also use “dancers”.

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