This track from No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney's first album after a decade long break, came together in their practice space. Co-vocalist Corin Tucker told Uncut: "It's meant to be a message to our fans, a way of trying to explain our hiatus and to reconnect at the same time."
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.