Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Poster Children - He's My Star

I love the Poster Children. I've been a fan since the first time I saw the video for If You See Kay on 120 Minutes (sadly, I couldn't find it on Youtube). This is a mellower tune off of what I think to be their finest album Junior Citizen. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Two-for-Tuesday with Babes in Toyland

This week's Two-for-Tuesday features one of the most ferocious bands of the 90s -- Babes in Toyland. Enjoy!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ultra Vivid Scene - Staring At The Sun

Another one of those Forgotten Favorites that I recently reacquainted myself with by upgrading from tape to cd. Ultra Vivid Scene was a grossly underrated band. This tune aged particularly well. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Cocteau Twins - Iceblink Luck

Heaven or Las Vegas by the Cocteau Twins is one of those albums I can put on repeat for hours and never get bored. Enjoy!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Material Issue - Valerie Loves Me

Material Issue's first album International Pop Overthrow is one of the finest examples of power pop awesomeness. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Levellers - One Way

Talk about a Forgotten Favorite. Haven't thought of this Levellers song in a LONG time. Not quite sure why it popped into my head either. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Bad Religion - American Jesus

Bad Religion is a punk rock institution -- 30 years and still going strong. Go to their website and join their mailing list because they are going to be sending out a link to a free live concert download later this year. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Two for Tuesday with Mary's Danish

It's Two-for-Tuesday once again at Your Forgotten Favorite. Here's two great videos by Mary's Danish. Still love how good this band sounds (particularly the harmonies). I recently upgraded my tape versions of their entire catalog to cds (yeah, I still have my tapes...and yes I still buy cds, c'mon I have a blog about 80s and 90s alternative). First up is Don't Crash the Car Tonight, followed by Julie's Blanket. Enjoy!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Pop Will Eat Itself - Can U Dig It?

Some songs and bands age really well. I'm starting to think that Pop Will Eat Itself is not one of those bands. But regardless, it was pretty cool back in the day and I have to admit I'm re-digging it. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Chapterhouse - Falling Down

How about some shoegazing with Chapterhouse? I've always dug this tune and the killer guitar riffs. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Posies - Dream All Day

Seems only fitting that we check out The Posies on the first day of spring. Enjoy!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sisters of Mercy - Doctor Jeep

Feeling a bit goth metal today, so here's The Sisters of Mercy. Not the best song off Vision Thing, but it'll do. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day...Spend it with the Pogues

Go figure, it's St. Patrick's Day and Your Forgotten Favorite needs a band of the day. Who to choose? Cheers!

My favorite Pogues tune that isn't Fairytale from NY

Awww hell, how about Fairytale? We miss you Kirsty!

Two-for-Tuesday with James

It's Two-For-Tuesday time and I can't think of a better band to kick off this feature with than James. So let's fire up some of their fine Brit pop goodness, first with an old Forgotten Favorite off of their Laid album and then a recent live performance of the lead track from their 2008 comeback album Hey Ma. (Performance from Later with Jools Holland). Enjoy!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Sugar - Helpless

Try to imagine a world without Bob Mould's music. Pretty Depressing thought isn't it? Here's the lead single from Sugar's debut album. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Mondays - Kinky Afro

There was never enough drugs in the world for this Madchester band. The original 24 Hour Party People: The Happy Mondays Enjoy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

CIV - Can't Wait One Minute More

Almost 15 years later, this video by CIV still cracks me up. I love how they worked in Lou from Sick of it All's part into the talk show format of the video. Enjoy!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen

On many occasions I've made the argument that The Afghan Whigs were my favorite band of the 90s...and that Gentlemen was the best album of the decade. Almost 17 years since its release and I never tire of the pulsating music and Greg Dulli's acerbic lyrics and vocal howls. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Velocity Girl - Audrey's Eyes

We'll start the videos out with this here blog's namesake: Velocity Girl. Enjoy the indie rock jangle of Audrey's Eyes from their debut full-length Copacetic.