You should give In Color another spin. "Downed," "So Good To See You," and "Southern Girls" are all fantastic. "Oh Caroline" and "C'mon, C'mon" are on that record as well. Their last single, "Sick Man of Europe" was pretty good. Really surprised me. Sounded like it could have been on the first album. And they are still stellar live. Zander's voice hasn't been affected at all by his chainsmoking.
I used to send that video to my boss whenever he would yell at me. Worked like a charm getting him back in a better mood.
Oh, and according to the sidebar on my Facebook page, more people "Like" Nickleback than Jesus. So there you go.
That is awesome. Matty will die if you tell him this. We love that movie.
Everyone here has cooler relatives than I do. My father is a speck on the Atlanta Rhythm Section's live Champagne Jam album. Georgia, baby!
I did like the use of that one Hives song in the Kylie Minogue Agent Provocateur commercial.
He would have gone with the major label thing had the songs from the Singles soundtrack done better. I think it was mutual. Majors didn't know what to do with him solo. By then he seemed to lack the piss and vinegar that had attracted them to him when he was in the Mats. Plus his solo shows were really uneven.
In Color is a masterpiece, I promise. And they even rerecorded most of it with Albini in the nineties. Part of it is generational, I'm sure. Live At Budakon and Diamond Dogs were the first rock albums I owned, after finally growing out of The New Mickey Mouse Club and Olivia Newton John.
Was it "The Flame" that turned you off? Or just the all their music in general? I'm not offended! I love Billy Squier, too. My tastes are pretty questionable.
Plimsouls and The Knack. I'm still stuck in the eighties.
Ugh. I still remember that awful MTV Video Music Awards in which they had The Strokes, The Vines, The Hives and The White Stripes play back to back in this sort of Battle of The Rock Bands set up. That was the year rock was going to make a comeback. So pathetic. The Hives thought they were going to be bigger than Jesus.
Yea, none of them wanted it until they had real bills to pay and kids to pay for. That was the main reason Tommy ended up in GNR.
Cheap Trick is my favorite band!