Once they reminded me of the Bs at their greatest a sentence I rarely type that but mostly it evokes the spirit of Stereolab if they were fronted by Mark E Smith. Debut single Shining in the Wood showed much promise, but it was Race and following single My Puppet Pal that underlined their potential. At a time when music was fast becoming solely about Oasis and Britpop, Tiger at least offered an alternative. They gave up shortly after album number 2 Rosaria bombed.
After S lowdive, Ride and Moosecame Chapterhouse. Five good looking, well groomed, middle class lads from Berkshire with floppy fringes and a habit of whispering their lyrics whilst feedback and swirling guitars do their best to drown them out. Its gorgeous, it has Rachel from Slowdive on backing vocals it has dreamy lyrics and sleepy guitars, and as you listen to it and drown in it wonderfulness — your shoes will have never had some much attention, what is not to love about it?
They peaked way too early. Fracture - Neds Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal? (Cassette) album Whirlpool reached the higher reaches of the Top 25 but it was just too dreamy, almost too shoe gazey for its own shoes although listening to it again 20 years later, its actually very good. Remedy by The Black Crowes. Stay by Shakespears Sister. High by The Cure.
Somebody to Shove by Soul Asylum. Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi. Jeremy by Pearl Jam. Good Stuff by The B's. Midlife Crisis by Faith No More. Hit by The Sugarcubes.
Fracture - Neds Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal? (Cassette) About That by Bad Company. Rest in Peace by Extreme. Hotel Illness by The Black Crowes. Life Is a Highway by Tom Cochrane. Human Touch by Bruce Springsteen. Until the End of the World by U2. Hunger Strike by Temple of the Dog. Ignoreland by R. Sleeping Satellite by Tasmin Archer.
Tomorrow by Morrissey. Weirdo by The Charlatans. Again Tonight by John Mellencamp. Even Flow by Pearl Jam. Always the Last to Know by Del Amitri. These Are Days by 10, Fracture - Neds Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal? (Cassette). Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet. Layla - Derek and the Dominos: lusting after your best friends wife, how nice Fracture - Neds Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal?
(Cassette) that. Also figures prominently in my favorite movie, GoodFellas. Jane Says - Jane's Addiction: just a simple gal looking for love. Very cool live version. Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys: funny, funny, funny.
So funny, it's my wife's ring tone on her cell. My kids dig it, don't know what the heck it means though. Been Caught Stealing - Jane's Addiction: the kids like the barking dog at the begining of the song.
Best guitar riff at the beginning. Born to Run - Springsteen: can't go wrong with an all-time classic. The fun of being young. Fire - Jimmis Hendrix: just listen to the drums in this one. Alive and Kickin' - Simple Minds: going back to the college days on this one. Just a cool song. Is it about love or lack-there-of? The old man likes it too. Check It Out - Mellencamp: about not wanting to grow old. London Calling - The Clash: an all time punk classic. I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones: being out on the road with nothing to do for far Fracture - Neds Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal?
(Cassette) long. So there it is, a pretty wide mix of songs and styles. Chew on that for a while Chazz, That's an interesting mix of the mainstream with the alternative. I suspect that you're conservative by nature, but have been influenced by some very hip friends over the years. Do you know a guy named Taggart? Thanks for commenting, Dan. BlogFree, Taggart??
Conservative, yeah, maybe, but with a twist of hip. You can never go wrong with the Beastie Boys. My kids absolutley love them, and with 3 boys of my own, it only makes sense. By the way, have you ever Fracture - Neds Atomic Dustbin - Are You Normal? (Cassette) sat down and listened to a Primus CD?
Keep the cards and letters rolling. You know, you could have named your sons after the Beasties instead of naming them after hockey players. But then you would have two named Adam, which might lead to some confusion.
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