Have to make it quick today (ok, quicker than usual). Anyway here's a real Popular video by Nada Surf. Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Not quite sure why Matthew Sweet didn't take over the music world. Such a great songwriter and guitarist. He has carved out quite a nice career and his recent collaborations with Susanna Hoffs are tremendous (got to see them perform last year). Anyway, here's some pop perfection. Enjoy!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
When people ask me who was the best band I've ever seen live it doesn't take me long to come up with an answer -- Soundgarden. Hands down. I always thought their albums were good, but live...hot damn! Anyway, here's a couple off of their Badmotorfinger album. Enjoy!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Soul Coughing was the epitome of groovy (OK, in my eyes). Always loved the stand-up bass and Mike Doughty's stream of conscious spoke/sung lyrics. I recently saw Mike do a solo show and it was tremendous. Anyway, here's one of Soul Coughing's first big hits -- now shake it. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
If you haven't guessed already, I'm a big fan of old shoegaze music. Layered and fuzzed out guitars and dreamy vocals just sound good to me. I always thought Medicine was a great mix of the harshness of My Bloody Valentine and the beauty of Lush (oddly, both Medicine songs I chose have really harsh sounding intros, get past that part and you'll be pleasantly surprised). Enjoy!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Off to Warped today and will see the reformed Face to Face. They were always one of my favorites. So psyched to finally see them. Here's THEIR song (if you know Face to Face, you'll know this song appeared on their first ep, their Victory LP, major label debut and on their live disc). It is a great song. Enjoy!
In honor of my return to the Warped Tour (after a 12-year absence), here's Reel Big Fish (one of the many bands I will be seeing tomorrow in Columbia, MD). By the way, follow me on twitter for assorted observations and insights from Warped (and YES, I will follow you back). Anyway let's Sell Out. Enjoy!
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I totally dug Jen Trynin in the 90s...and to be perfectly honest...I still do. She was definitely known for her big song Better Than Nothing, but both of her albums were overall great listens that still sound fresh today. By the way check out her autobiography Everything I'm Cracked Up To Be: A Rock and Roll Fairytale - it's a tremendous read on the ups and downs of being a touring musician. Enjoy!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I'm kind of shaking my head in disbelief that I haven't posted a Quicksand video yet. Easily one of my top 10 bands of the 90s and probably of all time. To make it up to ya, here are three videos (there's a bunch more on youtube as well, check 'em out and then get yourself both albums and then everything else Walter Schreifels is a part of...you'll thank me for it later). Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I really think XTC's Nonsuch is a very overlooked record. This song got some pretty decent airplay though on MTV (hard to believe...I know) and I still hear this song on the radio every so often. Nonsuch follows the XTC pop blueprint with smart lyrics and great harmonies. If you were a fan of the band and didn't get into this album, give it another shot. Enjoy!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
I never intended on getting into The Supersuckers. In fact, the only reason why I ever heard them (I had previously heard of them, big difference) was due to them opening up for Motorhead years ago. I became a fan that night. Their blend of country and punk simply kicks ass (plus how can you not love a band whose lead singer is named Eddie Spaghetti?). Crack open a cold one and partake in some Supersucker awesomeness. Enjoy!
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
File this one as another band that SHOULD have been frekin' huge. Rotting Pinata by Sponge is one of the finest albums of the era. I could still listen to this album every day and not get sick of it. Not quite sure why their other albums didn't "stick" and I'm thinking I may have to delve into my collection and rediscover them as well. For now though, here's the "two songs everybody knows, but probably has no idea who sings 'em." Enjoy!