magazine commented to Malkmus that there's a lot of humor on Wig Out at Jagbags
with song titles like this one and "Cinnamon and Lesbians." He responded: "Sometimes it's going to be biting humor. Some of my favorite bands have a funny element, like the Velvet Underground and 'Sister Ray
,' it sounds dark but it's a song about a bunch of transvestites shooting drugs and having an orgy. He's just fu--ing with the crowd a bit, so that's kind of what I'm doing."
"If it's goofier than that it leads to kind of a temporal feeling potentially to the music, which is sort of a rock'n'roll no-no," Malkmus continued. "You're supposed to be writing in these wide swaths of angst, oppression or rebellion, but I can't. I'm hoping that that mode is sort of outdated. In the end it's an attempt to be original or true to our own thing. That's better even if it might suffer historically (laughs)."