Friday, October 15, 2010
This is one of the songs that epitomizes the light alt-rock that came out in the mid-nineties. I think this band might still be around, and perhaps even playing new songs. They will never live this one down though. The only song from Dishwalla, but its a good one!! Tell me all your ...thoughts on god! :)
Hands down one of the greatest bands of the 90s and maybe one of the best records of.....well, ever. I remember Corey Walker and i at the beach in North Carolina taking his dads convertible and "going to the beach" but really just buying this tape and totally rocking it all day.... Man was he mad! I also remember us seeing them at Lollapalooza 1993, first band on...right up front...hot as hell....totally awesome.There are SIX songs from Rage's first album on this countdown, perhaps (though i havent checked) making it the most represented disc here. Wake Up and rage people! I think i heard a shot!!!!
Monday, October 11, 2010
Perhaps I would never have heard of this band if they hadn't done a song with my man Thom Yorke of Radiohead. But they did, and i loved the voice of singer Isabel Montiero. I also liked their dream pop sort of style...sort of a 1990's version of Beach House. After hearing the song with Yorke..., I ran out to buy their 1998 disc White Magic for Lovers and this turned out to be the best song on the disc. I love the lull in the middle with the fantastic buildup. Dream on!
Most of you may not have heard of Grant Lee Phillips headed band Grant Lee Buffalo, and in truth, not many people did. But in 1998 they made a pretty neato song. Enough to even get me to see them in concert...of course, back in 1998 i saw everyone in concert. :)
Out of all the hair metal bands from the 1970s and 1980s, the Scorpions were probably the most politically motivated and not just talkin about love and parties. Perhaps it was because they are from Germany and it was quite a controversial time in Germany back then. Either way, the Scorp...s were always involved in any political kinda of music event. This song is no exception, and it has a cool little whistly thing you can whistle along with.
You guys can all say what you want about Moby, but the man was instrumental in creating dance music and moving the dance music scene in America to a new level. I am not talking about his songs with Gwen Stefani, I am talking about his legendary DJ Sets at NASA parties and at raves all over the place i...n the early to mid-nineties. Once i saw him play in Baltimore in about 1993 and he just kinda threw all the other DJs under the bus and drove all over them. Represent!