Golden Gal

Album: Painting With (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This opens with an audio clip from the 1980s American sitcom Golden Girls. Animal Collective's Avey Tare explained to Spin: "I wanted to write a song about gender roles. But I was having a hard time finding like a way in from my point of view. Then I had a conversation with a friend and she told me that growing up, Golden Girls was a huge influence on her, like, really changed her way of being a young girl. And I thought that was really cool. Then because we talked about collage so much with the records, I threw it into the demo just to give an example, like, 'Oh, we could do something with this.' I just picked it at random from a montage that I got on YouTube."

    Tare added: "There's a reel of all of Bea Arthur's sarcastic moments and I found it hilarious, but (bandmate) Brian (Weitz) was like, 'What's that sample, man? That's great, that's staying on the record.'"

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