Saturday, March 15, 2008

Counting Crows

"Mr. Jones" was fucking ubiquitous.  Looking back, it's weird that bands like this managed to get so popular back in the day.  I must admit that I still pull out "August And Everything After" from time to time and listen to certain tracks.  The singer from this band has the worst case of white boy dread-locks of all time, but still managed to drill that chick from friends.  Just goes to show that if you act like a big enough pussy girls will fuck you no matter what...even if you're the Hitler of hair-do's.




Saturday, March 8, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Offspring

i jammed the shit out of this band back then. they had a corny white dude with braids and a guitar player named "noodles". yuck. i bought "smash" when it came out and yanked "ignite" from a friend, jamming both pretty consistently and then just putting it down and not really ever listening to either of them again. i dont think i voluntarily listened to the offspring past 1995. everyone else i knew was into this band too. looking back and hearing these songs, they're all pretty lame. i dont know why i dug it so much then. i'm sure this is the same as green day where someone can chime in on how this used to be a "legit" band. if you're that dude, you're a fucking dork. by the time that "americana" album came out, they were pretty much the worst band ever. the video progression is awesome, by the way. watch the evolution of "punk" in progress.
-phillip





Aphex Twin

not really too familiar with aphex twin. on the other hand, i doubt too many readers here are either. these are the only two videos i remember getting airplay. the video for "windowlicker" is a crazy unedited directors cut. definitely worth checking out. one time i gave a chick at a bar a ride back to her apartment, and in exchange she decided to fellate me on her couch to the sweet backing of her aphex twin video dvd. as creepy as the video for "come to daddy" truly is, the bizzaro level shoots through the stratosphere when a strange girl simultaneously has her mouth on your junk. not recommended, yet neither discouraged...
-phillip

Unkle

i dont think i know anyone who cared about anything unkle did other than this song. thom yorke 's vocals contribute to a pretty amazing song. i dont think anyone realized this is what radiohead was going to sound like in a few years. cool video....one of those ones that always came on late at night.
-phillip

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Compulsion

This song was an MTV staple when it came out.  I had the album and don't remember thinking much of it, but for some reason I really enjoyed this song.  It doesn't seem that great in retrospect -J.W. 

Sarah McLachlan

Make fun of me if you want, "Surfacing" is one of my favorite albums.  I was majorly crushing on Sarah M. 10 years ago. Now she looks really matronly and I am not feeling it. -J.W. 



Wax

I had a few friends that were real into Wax.  I didn't get.  The video for California IS pretty cool, though. -J.W. 

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Judgement Night

Soundtrack or not, the Judgement Night album is a GREAT record.   Nary a bad track to be found, not to mention at LEAST a half dozen bona-fide classics.  I love it and still rock it regularly to this day.  Here we have the videos for the collaborations between Faith No More/Boo-Ya Tribe, Biohazard/Onyx, and Teenage Fanclub/De La Soul.-J.W. 


Sponge

I know next to nothing about this band.  "Rotting Pinata" was really popular.  Their next album didn't seem to do much, despite the fact that "Wax Ecstatic" is a fantastic song.  -J.W. 


Sunday, March 2, 2008

The Divinyls

this video gave me a boner then and now. i don't think i ever blinked once when it came on. A++ VIDEO! A++ BOOBS!
-phillip

Unsane

i fucking love unsane. such a dirty, heavy, noisy band. they never got big or anything, despite the fact that this video was on ALL THE FUCKING TIME. for at least a couple months i couldn't watch mtv for a prolonged period of time without seeing the most painful display of goober-ass kids eating shit proper on the pavement. i was into skateboarding back then and loved every second of this video. considering the band never really got popular outside the underground, it goes to show that if a video was entertaining or ingenious enough, it could get heavy rotation.
-phillip

Cannibal Corpse

i always remembered there being a cannibal corpse video on headbanger's ball for awhile, but i could never remember what it was. after some scouring i saw something familiar- "staring through the eyes of the dead". that being said, never been a fan. i always thought they were some sort of joke band, as i scoffed at their t-shirts in the "rockabilia" ads in the back of circus, hit parader, kerrang, metal maniacs, or any random guitar magazine i found on the bottom shelf of the periodicals rack while at the grocery store with my mom. the sad part is, this band was probably a "gateway" band for a lot of dudes who got into death metal. this song in particular is pretty bland and features the shite vocals of one chris barnes. for those of you unfamiliar, he continued his campaign of shitty sub-par metal with another band by the name of six feet under. kids who like this shit generally have long hair, oversized black t-shirts, black military pants, boots, subscribe to fangoria, refer to most things as "brutal", are overtly proficient with computers, wear those glasses with the bars across the top like kip dynamite, have little to no experience with the opposite sex, throw the "metal claw" up as a congratulatory gesture, smell bad, suck in general, etc., etc.
-phillip

Supergrass

this video was fairly popular at the time. to be honest, i dont know shit else about this band, nor will i claim to. i remember the controversy among my peers regarding whether or not they were saying "humping" or "pumping" on your stereo. listening back, it definitely sounds like "humping". the video itself was mildly amusing. its one of those things where you say to yourself, "wow, this would probably be more enjoyable if i were on drugs". just so happens, i myself spent the second half of the decade high or in the pursuit of being so. a word of caution- if you make the decision to watch this video there's a high probability that you'll be singing the shit in your head for at least the next 72 hours. you've been warned.
-phillip