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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Two fans tackled during RCPM performance at Chase Field

After last night’s game, RCPM performed at Chase Field. Two streakers (not naked, unfortunately) ran onto the field. Watch the Youtube video to see the next great free safety of the AZ Cardinals. If you don’t care for the song, go to 2min 50 sec.

Thanks to THE SHADOW of the Diamondbacks Bullpen forum.

1k5v3L Posted: July 15, 2007 at 04:39 PM | 76 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. 1k5v3L Posted: July 15, 2007 at 05:53 PM (#2441870)
The Dbacks marketing department is trying different things to bring people to the stadium; if they won't come for the game alone, give them cake too. RCPM played last night, and they're having fireworks tonight, I hear. The two streakers were a bonus last night. Methinks Josh Byrnes should hire a couple of people to run onto the field on a fairly consistent basis and keep the crowd excited.
   2. Wayne Newton's pet monkey (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: July 15, 2007 at 06:12 PM (#2441903)
Royal Canadian Pounted Molice? Red Chot Pilly Meppers?
   3. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: July 15, 2007 at 06:26 PM (#2441938)
That would have been 600 times better if it had been an RCMP performance.

Edit: That's what I get for not refreshing before I post.

Anyway, am I right to assume this is a local Phoenix band that I never should have heard of?
   4. 1k5v3L Posted: July 15, 2007 at 06:31 PM (#2441941)


Anyway, am I right to assume this is a local Phoenix band that I never should have heard of?


That's my understanding as well.

Btw, while I'm linking Youtube, here's Jeff Salazar's catch from two nights ago. The Dbacks claimed Salazar off waivers from the Rockies in the offseason. Not a bad pickup.
   5. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: July 15, 2007 at 06:32 PM (#2441943)
Very nice catch. YouTube is amazing.
   6. Shibal Posted: July 15, 2007 at 07:01 PM (#2441995)
Any other youtube videos of fans running on the field? Those things are more exciting than triples.
   7. bdberry637 Posted: July 15, 2007 at 07:41 PM (#2442049)
Anyway, am I right to assume this is a local Phoenix band that I never should have heard of?


They are a local AZ band (from Tempe)... You'd be more likely to know The Refreshments from the '90s, as RCPM evolved from that band. As The Refreshments, they had a couple of songs that were minor hits like Down Together and Banditos...pretty good songs actually.
   8. Hello Rusty Kuntz, Goodbye Rusty Cars Posted: July 15, 2007 at 08:24 PM (#2442113)
The Refreshments did the theme song from King of the Hill too. I don't know if that's one of the songs bdberry637 mentioned.
   9. Wayne Newton's pet monkey (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: July 15, 2007 at 08:41 PM (#2442129)
Down Together and Banditos...pretty good songs actually.


Very good songs.

When I was going to school out there, the local bands had names like the Meat Puppets, Feederz, International Language, the Nervous & Jodie Foster's Army ... but then I'm really, really old.
   10. Dan Evensen Posted: July 15, 2007 at 10:33 PM (#2442198)
Gotta love the first Meat Puppets album. Plus that "In A Car" EP.
   11. akrasian Posted: July 15, 2007 at 11:37 PM (#2442224)
When I was going to school out there, the local bands had names like the Meat Puppets, Feederz, International Language, the Nervous & Jodie Foster's Army ... but then I'm really, really old.

The Meat Puppets are releasing their first new album in years on Tuesday. The Republic had an article on them today.

Oh, and for anybody who doesn't remember the Refreshments, Youtube has the video of Banditos. It still gets played semi-regularly on the local alternative rock station.
   12. bdberry637 Posted: July 15, 2007 at 11:49 PM (#2442230)
I don't know if that's one of the songs bdberry637 mentioned.


No, it's not....but it is true that they did that theme song.
   13. H_Vaughn08 Posted: July 16, 2007 at 12:14 AM (#2442236)
So that's who did Banditos. The wife and I heard it recently and were trying to track it down.
   14. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: July 16, 2007 at 01:22 AM (#2442288)
I still love the Refreshments first album. Down Together and Banditos were not the only good songs.
   15. NTNgod Posted: July 16, 2007 at 01:40 AM (#2442295)
As The Refreshments, they had a couple of songs that were minor hits like Down Together and Banditos...pretty good songs actually.

Down Together didn't really get that much airplay as the follow-up, although Banditos of course did (even if it falls into the category of "songs people would know if played for them, but couldn't identify by the title").

For the most part, the Refreshments would probably be lumped into the alt-rock one-major-hit wonders of the mid-90s, along with the likes of Dishwalla, Semisonic, Dog's Eye View, Pete Droge, Silverchair - heck, despite their history, the Meat Puppets would qualify.
   16. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 02:10 AM (#2442305)
does silverchair really count as a 1 hit wonder? they fell off somewhat quickly after their first album, and "tommorow" is certainly a certifiable hit, but their second album did go platinum.

it's not like they were Presidents of the United States of America. (remember them? millions of peaches!)

i saw the Refreshments and Silverchair AND Dishwalla in concert. wow. i'm feeling old. that was over a dozen years ago.
   17. NTNgod Posted: July 16, 2007 at 02:15 AM (#2442307)
it's not like they were Presidents of the United States of America.

Well, "Lump" was their bigger hit, but they had "Peaches" as well, as noted. They could be thrown in with the one-hit wonders, or not - it would be a judgement call.

Fastball would be another borderline case.
   18. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: July 16, 2007 at 02:26 AM (#2442312)
Royal Canadian Pounted Molice? Red Chot Pilly Meppers?


Two of the first organizations i thought of.
   19. Golfing Great Mitch Cumstein Posted: July 16, 2007 at 02:51 AM (#2442321)
I have no clue what you all are talking about.

I will stick with The Replacements.
   20. NTNgod Posted: July 16, 2007 at 02:55 AM (#2442322)
I will stick with The Replacements.

Ahh! We could slot them in as one-hit wonders of the late 80s...
(yes, I'm completely aware of their impact, but they did only have one real radio hit)
   21. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 03:09 AM (#2442324)
For the most part, the Refreshments would probably be lumped into the alt-rock one-major-hit wonders of the mid-90s, along with the likes of Dishwalla, Semisonic, Dog's Eye View, Pete Droge, Silverchair
Not to mention Better than Ezra and Seven Mary Three.
heck, despite their history, the Meat Puppets would qualify.
As would Sebadoh. ("Flame" was their alt-rock hit, remember? I saw Sebadoh a couple of months ago, here in Tempe. One of the oddest shows I've ever been to, for all their weird between-song patter with the audience.
   22. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 03:11 AM (#2442325)
Btw, while I'm linking Youtube, here's Jeff Salazar's catch from two nights ago. The Dbacks claimed Salazar off waivers from the Rockies in the offseason. Not a bad pickup.
I've been attending ballgames since... for a long time, I'll just say... and this was the first stolen HR I've seen live.
   23. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 03:47 AM (#2442343)
heck, despite their history, the Meat Puppets would qualify.
As would, I just realized, the Butthole Surfers.
   24. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 04:02 AM (#2442350)
Nothing better than violence at a Peacemakers concert!
   25. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 04:04 AM (#2442351)
Nothing better than violence at a Peacemakers concert!
HUNDREDS CRUSHED BY FALLING IRONY...
   26. Repoz Posted: July 16, 2007 at 04:25 AM (#2442355)
Glad to see Roger Clyne is trying to muscle in on Petty's baseball landfill.
   27. NTNgod Posted: July 16, 2007 at 04:30 AM (#2442357)
As would Sebadoh

Of course, offshoot Folk Implosion would definitely qualify for the one-hit list.
   28. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 04:56 AM (#2442365)
Of course, offshoot Folk Implosion would definitely qualify for the one-hit list.
Good call.
   29. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 05:31 AM (#2442395)
Better than Ezra was good, oh-ho.

Pepper by BHS was a legitimately excellent song. even if i didn't know what it was about for 3-4 years. i always was thinking "man, who's this Diane, and why does everyone "do it" in texas?"
   30. Crispix Attacksel Rios Posted: July 16, 2007 at 05:32 AM (#2442396)
Better Than Ezra weren't a one-hit wonder. They had "Good", "Desperately Wanting", and "At the Stars" in the 90s. Recently they did this stupid song and <a >this even stupider song</a> which sound nothing like they used to and therefore I didn't realize it was the same band until just now.
   31. simon bedford Posted: July 16, 2007 at 12:09 PM (#2442441)
I was in a band up here in toronto that opened for two one hit wonders . remeber the "new radicals" and "the cardigans", they still had one more hit than we ever managed ! lol
   32. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 12:13 PM (#2442445)
love me love me, say that you love me!
   33. Wayne Newton's pet monkey (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 01:34 PM (#2442473)
Gotta love the first Meat Puppets album. Plus that "In A Car" EP.


*sigh* I sold my first-pressing copy of In a Car, with hand-drawn insert by either Derrick Bostrom or some random Kirkwood, on eBay just a few months ago. Of course, I'm not sure why I bought it (at the first Zia's at, I think, 19th Ave & Indian School) in the first place, since I'd seen 'em for the first time at a 6-band warehouse gig a few months earlier, on New Year's Eve 1980, & hated 'em so intensely that, drunk on whatever foul concoction was being dished out of a cooler at 25 cents a styrofoam cup, I wanted to beat the lead Kirkwood up & had to be led out by friends.

Good times, though. The Nervous (who closed out the above show) ruled. Sort of like a much harder-edged X. (And vocalist/lead guitarist Bil [Yanok] Bored, also of International Language/Vital Signs/Pebble Cutlture/Out Crowd/Mighty Sphincter had supposedly attended ASU on a baseball scholarship, he or someone else told me later ...)
   34. Wayne Newton's pet monkey (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 01:41 PM (#2442478)
Down Together didn't really get that much airplay as the follow-up, although Banditos of course did (even if it falls into the category of "songs people would know if played for them, but couldn't identify by the title").


Down Together is the one I heard a lot when the album came out; it's still a bit of a mix-tape ... uh, -CDR ... staple in my household. For some reason, I never heard Banditos till a couple of years ago, courtesy of the Auburn station, while commuting to work in the a.m. Had no idea who it was (my first thought was "Cracker") till I went web-searching. The same DJ plays it every few weeks.
   35. Shredder Posted: July 16, 2007 at 01:49 PM (#2442483)
Speaking of Youtube and music, I figure I'll take this thread off-topic to rave about Flight of the Conchords. There's a bunch of stuff available on Youtube, but the show on HBO is currently the funniest show on television.
   36. The NeverEnding Torii (oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 06:45 PM (#2442700)
Better Than Ezra weren't a one-hit wonder. They had "Good", "Desperately Wanting", and "At the Stars" in the 90s.


Quick, everyone - try and get those two songs that don't go "WOAH-HA IT WAS GOOD" stuck in your head right now. One-hit wonders are bands that have one song that years later, most people remember. Nobody's ever really a one-hit wonder because a hit will usually be followed by something else to capitalize on that hit - those follow-ups usually end up being moderate hits that are forgotten with time. Thus, Better Than Ezra = one-hit wonder.
   37. BFFB Posted: July 16, 2007 at 07:16 PM (#2442724)
The Cardigans weren't a one hit wonder in Europe, I can remember them constantly being in the charts.
   38. Famous Original Joe C Posted: July 16, 2007 at 07:19 PM (#2442728)
Dishwalla

Whoa.
   39. Paul M Hates Krispy Kreme Posted: July 16, 2007 at 07:21 PM (#2442731)
Alt-rock one hit wonders? Oooh, I love this category. Growing up in NJ in the early nineties, there was a rock station that would churn out new one-hit wonders endlessly. MTV also did pretty good with it.

Here's some that I remember:
-Smile (had a song called "Staring at the Sun...")
-Dig ("Believe")
-Dink ("Green Mind")
-Dandelion ("Under My Skin")
-Local H ("Bound For The Floor"--they're still kicking, and I think their recent stuff's been pretty good)
-Hum ("Stars"; you probably remember the refrain "She thinks she missed the train to Mars, she's out back counting stars."--they, in all actuality, were an amazing band and their next (and, unfortunately, last) album is, IMO, the best album of the 1990's)
-Screaming Trees ("Nearly Lost You" from the Singles soundtrack)
-Summercamp ("Drawer" was played pretty heavily where I was--saw them during Lollapalooza right before Ben Folds Five--when I had never heard of them)
-Feeder (for the life of me, I can't remember the name of their song)
-slightly different genre, but Stabbing Westward ("What Would I Have To Do?")
-Candlebox(they had two fairly big songs as I remember, but damned if I can remember them now)
-Gin Blossoms("Hey Jealousy"-HCO, don't kill me)

I'm sure if I dug through my old cassette collection I could come up with some more. Hell, even my old CDs that are sitting in a pile somewhere in my parents' house.
   40. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 07:37 PM (#2442745)
Gin Blossoms
I would disagree, but living in the GB's hometown of Tempe skews my perspective.

To your list, I would add:
Spacehog, with "In the Meantime."

love me love me, say that you love me!
Listen to the bass on that song - sounds like he's either lost at sea, jerking around or working on a solo project.
   41. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 07:39 PM (#2442746)
Jodie Foster's Army
Now, that's a name I haven't heard in a long time... A long time.
   42. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: July 16, 2007 at 07:51 PM (#2442758)
-Hum ("Stars"; you probably remember the refrain "She thinks she missed the train to Mars, she's out back counting stars."--they, in all actuality, were an amazing band and their next (and, unfortunately, last) album is, IMO, the best album of the 1990's)


I listened to Downward is Heavenward for the first time in a loooooong time last week, and really, it is an amazing album
   43. Pops Freshenmeyer Posted: July 16, 2007 at 07:58 PM (#2442761)
-Local H ("Bound For The Floor"--they're still kicking, and I think their recent stuff's been pretty good)


Didn't they do "Copacetic" (or whatever that song is called)?

Listen to the bass on that song - sounds like he's either lost at sea, jerking around or working on a solo project.


You, sir, are a poet.
   44. The Ghost of Archi Cianfrocco Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:00 PM (#2442766)
I can't think of the Gin Blossoms without thinking of the Refreshments or Dead Hot Workshop... didn't they always tour together?

The '90s were bad for bands who had one decent song and got rushed to a national deal. They didn't have time to come up with decent material for the first album, let alone a second so they got tossed. I was a DJ at my college radio station and it was frightening the degree to which you could classify American bands who were being rushed out for radio play and British bands who had one or two EPs, a Peel Session and some touring behind them. (Even if bands like the Soup Dragons pissed all over the great albums they made and turned into baggy trouser layabouts.)

Then there were bands who had one BIG hit in the '90s and people forgot about their entire catalog other than the one song. Bands like Aztec Camera got radio play for a song like "The Crying Scene" and that's all people remembered. Don't even start me on the crap Lloyd Cole and Matt (the The) Johnson have had to put up with. I almost cold-cocked someone ranting about Ministry as 'some one-hit wonder who copied Nine Inch Nails.' Philistine.

I write for a music magazine that has always skewed a little towards the more established/older artists (folks who wax poetic about the Small Faces, MC5 and Buzzcocks as much as the new bands) so we're all excited for the new Meat Puppets album. I'm hoping to get an interview with 'em before the deadline too - be fun to hear what they've been up to.

EDIT: ... and every album the Cardigans have put out since First Band on the Moon has been better and better.
   45. Corey Hart Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:04 PM (#2442771)
Great topic.

I don't think Local H (who've been making fairly popular music for a while now), Candlebox (You, Far Behind), Screaming Trees (Nearly Lost You, All that I Know) or Stabbing Westward (several recognizable songs are on their unnecessary "Greatest Hits" CD) should be considered one hit wonders, at least in my opinion.

I think that Seven Mary Three (Cumbersome), Sister Hazel (All For You), Custom (Hey Mister), Filter (Hey Man, Nice Shot), Eve 6 (forgot the name of the song), and Oleander (Why I'm Here) probably qualify as alt-rock one hit wonders.
   46. Corey Hart Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:09 PM (#2442777)
Also, although they're faily popular in Wisconsin, the Violent Femmes probably qualify with "Blister in the Sun" (and just typing the name of the song caused it to get stuck in my head).
   47. Shredder Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:18 PM (#2442785)
Filter had that other song, too. That "Can you take my picture" song.
Bands like Aztec Camera got radio play for a song like "The Crying Scene" and that's all people remembered.
If I was going to choose one Aztec Camera song that I think people would know, it wouldn't be the Crying Scene. It would probably be Oblivious.
Don't even start me on the crap Lloyd Cole and Matt (the The) Johnson have had to put up with.
Funny, I have that Lloyd Cole compilation CD, and I have a few The The CDs, and I'd be hard pressed to come up with one song by either of them that I think people might know. Maybe "She's a Girl and I'm a Man"? For The The, I would imagine maybe Uncertain Smile? People have heard This is the Day probably because it's in a M&Ms; commercial. I didn't get into them until Dogs of Lust came out on 'Dusk', but I can't think of anyone I know who isn't really, really into music who would recognize that song.
I almost cold-cocked someone ranting about Ministry as 'some one-hit wonder who copied Nine Inch Nails.' Philistine.
Weren't they really new wavy before they got all Industrial like?
   48. SoSH U at work Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:18 PM (#2442788)
Also, although they're faily popular in Wisconsin, the Violent Femmes probably qualify with "Blister in the Sun" (and just typing the name of the song caused it to get stuck in my head).


I don't think you want to delve into 80s one-hit wonders, Corey, lest we all bring up you and your nocturnal eyewear.
   49. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:24 PM (#2442794)
Weren't they really new wavy before they got all Industrial like?

Yep. Check out "Everyday is Halloween" or "All Day". It's completely different from later Ministry.

But Twich and Land of Rape and Honey are both pure industrial, and pre-date Nine Inch Nails.
   50. simon bedford Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:27 PM (#2442797)
The Cardigans only had one hit over here in Canada. There are plenty of "one hit" bands in North America that had multiple hits in England, Dexys Midnight Runners and Take That being two off the top of my head.
   51. Corey Hart Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:29 PM (#2442799)
I think you're forgetting about "Never Surrender," SoSH. I'm a two-hit wonder.
   52. simon bedford Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:34 PM (#2442804)
In Canada Corey hart had several hits including his truely awful version of "cant help falling in love with you"
   53. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:35 PM (#2442805)
I just saw a VH-1 special on one-hit wonders not too long ago - they listed their top 100. They had a pretty strict definition - you had to have one and only one hit on the American pop charts. A lot of them were foreign bands who were fairly successful overseas. They noted that, according to their strict definition, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop were one-hit wonders.

Their top 10 -

1. Los del Rio, "Macarena"
2. Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"
3. Dexy's Midnight Runners, "Come On Eileen"
4. Right Said Fred, "I'm Too Sexy"
5. Toni Basil, "Mickey"
6. Baha Men, "Who Let The Dogs Out"
7. Vanilla Ice, "Ice Ice Baby"
8. A-ha, "Take On Me"
9. Gerardo, "Rico Suave"
10. Nena, "99 Luftballons"
   54. simon bedford Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:39 PM (#2442808)
That list seems to focus on songs post 1979, where the heck is "Sukiyaki"? That was a monster number 1
   55. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:42 PM (#2442813)
That list seems to focus on songs post 1979, where the heck is "Sukiyaki"?

Being VH-1, they tended to focus on the music video era, yeah.

I didn't see the whole thing, but I remember that "Inna-Gadda-da-Vida" made the list.
   56. simon bedford Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:44 PM (#2442814)
Jerry, guess that makes perfect sense, in Canada I remeber A-ha having two other charting songs "sun always shines on tv" and "hunting high and low", of course our charts back then were often quite different than the states.
   57. Greg Franklin Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:48 PM (#2442820)
Gin Blossoms
I would disagree, but living in the GB's hometown of Tempe skews my perspective.

GB's have at least 4-5 hit singles from their, what, 2 major-label CDs? The songs all fall into the 80s/adult-pop paradigm, so even now I can hear them still getting regular airplay. I don't think they really fit into the Puppets/JFA scene.
   58. The Ghost of Archi Cianfrocco Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:48 PM (#2442821)
If I was going to choose one Aztec Camera song that I think people would know, it wouldn't be the Crying Scene. It would probably be Oblivious.

... exactly, but radio and MTV were huge on "The Crying Scene" and you'd think Roddy Frame had never written anything else.

Funny, I have that Lloyd Cole compilation CD, and I have a few The The CDs, and I'd be hard pressed to come up with one song by either of them that I think people might know.

... Cole had a track on the Something About Mary soundtrack and the The on Threesome (the remake of "This Is The Day") and, again, lots of "wow, they did other stuff?" Also, each one has had a hell of a time shedding the 80's/90's label when they've still been making great music. (Johnson not as much lately.)

Weren't they really new wavy before they got all Industrial like?

I think calling the first Ministry disc "New Wavy" is giving it credit. What a stinker.
   59. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:52 PM (#2442826)
Filter had that other song, too. That "Can you take my picture" song.


Believe it or not, that song got remixed and then did massive club play.
   60. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 08:59 PM (#2442833)
Filter had that other song, too. That "Can you take my picture" song.
That song is an abomination. “Hey Man, Nice Shot” is a grunge-era epic, and the band’s follow-up sounds as if it came from the catalogue of Extreme. We should ask the boys from Filter to sing a few bars of “More Than Words,” just to see if the groups are one and the same.
   61. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:03 PM (#2442836)
Great thread.

On one-hit alt-rockers, I heard "Popular" by Nada Surf in a liquor store last week.
   62. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:03 PM (#2442837)
"Popular" by Nada Surf
A classic.
   63. The Ghost of Archi Cianfrocco Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:04 PM (#2442839)
and the band’s follow-up sounds as if it came from the catalogue of Extreme.

AHHH!! It burns, burns I tell you!

I grew up in Boston and everyone had great things to say about those guys but holy crap they're high on the list of bands I never want to hear again.
   64. Shredder Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:15 PM (#2442849)
Soft Cell, "Tainted Love"
How quickly we forget Sex Dwarf.
On one-hit alt-rockers, I heard "Popular" by Nada Surf in a liquor store last week.
They've actually been a fairly decently acclaimed indie band ever since then, not that anyone would know it.
   65. Mark Edward Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:34 PM (#2442867)
They've actually been a fairly decently acclaimed indie band ever since then, not that anyone would know it.

Yup. The same could be said for Harvey Danger (although I don't think they've gotten the same acclaim that Nada Surf's received). My friend's band opened up for HD a few months ago and apparently they refuse to play "Flagpole Sittah" anymore.

I know they played at U of I a few months ago and I'm pretty sure every person there went home disappointed. "Flagpole Sittah" was pretty huge during my teenage years.

Local H does a good cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic;" it can be found on archive.org. Nickel Creek still does the best version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAevk5H9UWA

Somewhat related, I got to go to Pitchfork Fest on Sunday. That was pretty great.
   66. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:39 PM (#2442870)
I got to go to Pitchfork Fest on Sunday.
TorchCon '07 is this coming weekend.
   67. Shredder Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:41 PM (#2442871)
I had tickets for every day of Pitchfork that I purchased before the full line up was released. I ended going to about two hours of the whole weekend. One hour was spent standing waiting for New Pornographers while vaguely paying attention to Of Montreal. The other was spent watching New Pornographers. Then I left. By far the worst lineup in the history of the event (I'm including Intonation from 2005).
   68. Corey Hart Posted: July 16, 2007 at 09:42 PM (#2442873)
"Local H does a good cover of Britney Spears' "Toxic;" it can be found on archive.org."

I agree. It was one of the few good rock songs my ex-girlfriend also liked (as a result, it was overplayed in my house).
   69. Mark Edward Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:13 PM (#2442886)
Shredder,

I was underwhelmed with the lineup too, which I why I didn't purchase tickets in the first place. But through a random happening on Saturday, I was able to get a ticket for Sunday for about $20. Klaxons and Cool Kids were the highlights for me. I was really looking forward to Of Montreal, but they were sort of disappointing (mainly because the crowd was dead). I hear Clipse, Battles, and Girl Talk were great on Saturday.

This year, the problem was they put a bunch of very good, popular acts on that small, narrow Balance Stage. I got a good spot for Klaxons, but the crowd went as far back as the beer tents. And this happened to be the stage that had horrible sound problems over the weekend. Apparently Dan Deacon had to end his set early because a speaker blew out. And nobody could hear Girl Talk for most of his set beyond the first few rows. It took about 45 minutes to fix some problem or another before Klaxons came on.
   70. Shredder Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:15 PM (#2442888)
It's really too bad the lineup sucked because this year had the best weather. Oh well, at least I got a lot of golf in.
   71. NTNgod Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:16 PM (#2442890)
Gin Blossoms("Hey Jealousy"-HCO, don't kill me)
Definitely NOT one-hit wonders. They had at least 3-4 Top 40 hits, and "Hey Jealousy" wasn't even their biggest one, I don't think (I think it probably was "Til' I Hear It From You").
Local H ("Bound For The Floor"--they're still kicking, and I think their recent stuff's been pretty good)
Didn't they do "Copacetic" (or whatever that song is called)?
Err, that IS "Bound For The Floor". The biggest band from Zion (IL) since Shoes!
Weren't they really new wavy before they got all Industrial like?
Indeed; pick up "TWELVE INCH SINGLES 1981-84" (has a black and gray cover) for a sampler. Their songs got used in Michelob (or was it Bud?) commericals a few years later ("Cold Life" and "Everyday is Halloween" did, at least).
   72. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:17 PM (#2442891)
I got to go to Pitchfork Fest on Sunday.

TorchCon '07 is this coming weekend.


Those are both so crowded now, it's like a mob scene there.
   73. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:17 PM (#2442892)
This year, the problem was they put a bunch of very good, popular acts on that small, narrow Balance Stage. I got a good spot for Klaxons, but the crowd went as far back as the beer tents. And this happened to be the stage that had horrible sound problems over the weekend. Apparently Dan Deacon had to end his set early because a speaker blew out. And nobody could hear Girl Talk for most of his set beyond the first few rows. It took about 45 minutes to fix some problem or another before Klaxons came on.
Sounds like the problems of Coachella '04 - genius promoters put the quiet acoustic-ness of The Evens on the stage nearest the bass-heavy dance tent.
   74. J. Lowenstein Apathy Club Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:18 PM (#2442894)
“Hey Man, Nice Shot” is a grunge-era epic

I remember how excited I was to discover that song, to the point where I was playing it almost every morning shift. Then the damn thing charted and I was forced to stop playing it overnight.
   75. NTNgod Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:22 PM (#2442897)
I grew up in Boston and everyone had great things to say about those guys but holy crap they're high on the list of bands I never want to hear again.

Extreme was friggin' GREAT live. They were pretty much a second- or third- echelon hard rock/metal band before that, that had an extremely well-regarded guitarist and a great live rep.

"More Than Words" killed their rep.

I saw them earlier on the Pornograffitti tour (August '90), before that song hit (it was like the third single released) - I don't think they even played it live.
Alice in Chains was the opening act, BTW (FACELIFT had just come out a few days before, I think - and "We Die Young" hadn't hit MTV or radio yet, although it wasn't until "Man In The Box" later hit MTV hard they started to get big).
   76. Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: July 16, 2007 at 10:23 PM (#2442898)
I remember how excited I was to discover that song, to the point where I was playing it almost every morning shift.
Through that song, R. Budd Dwyer lives forever.

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