Matthew Sweet’s guitar-pop masterpiece Girlfriend turns 20 this year. Good grief, where does the time go? Those who’ve lived through its glorious flowering in the early 90s can attest to the album’s deathless classic status, as for those who haven’t, if you like rock music, trust us, you already love this album, you just don’t know it yet. Sweet’s honeyed, golden-boy vocals and study-at-the-feet-of-the-masters songwriting is kicked into overdrive by the astonishing six-string fire power of Television’s Richard Lloyd and the dearly departed Robert Quine. Hail, hail rock n’ roll! They sure don’t make ’em like this anymore. To mark the occasion, Sweet will be performing the album beginning to end at World Cafe Live at The Queen in Wilmington on October 28th. We have a pair of tickets to give away to the first reader to email us at FEED@Phawker.com with the correct answer to the following Matthew Sweet trivia question: Who’s that girl on the cover? Put GIRLFRIEND in the subject line and include a mobile number for confirmation. Good luck and godspeed!
UPDATE: We have a winner! Huge response on this. Thanks to all for playing and stay tuned for more groovy ticket giveaways.
WARNING: Must be played really f*cking loud, or not at all