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Great interview. I found myself wondering over the past few years how people would remember Veruca Salt; flash in the pan, or legit, good band?
Nice to know it’s all rosy. American Thighs was an integral part of those mid-90s summers, especially “All Hail Me.”

Jim Carrey, as Ace Ventura, performing an entire set talking out of his ass.

Just in time for Robert Smith’s birthday, eh?

 0Posted on Apr 18th | re: Throwing Copper Turns 20 (79 comments)

Uhhh, to the author: you do realize the name of the sixth single is “White, Discussion” and not “White, Conversation,” right? Easy mistake I’m sure.
That was probably the best song on that album anyway.

I was definitely into Throwing Copper by 1995… shit, EVERYONE was. Then by 1999 yeah, they were already basically has-beens. Very much a product of the 90s, didn’t really belong to any particular scene, and by contrast come off as adult-contemporary rock now.

But I also distinctly remember that the video for “White, Discussion” was played on 120 Minutes / Alternative Nation EVERY goddamn night during the summer of 1995, or so it seemed.

Ah well. Memories, eh?

 +2Posted on Apr 14th | re: Bleeding Rainbow - "Glynis" (Smashing Pumpkins Cover) (3 comments)

Yeah, this is a pretty boring cover with very sterile, lifeless vocals in classic ‘indie’ fashion. It doesn’t really do anything interesting… and how could someone even want to omit the whole “I believe in one love…” coda!?

Yeah, i kept good track of all mine, despite having a few Case Logics back in the day.
I think I found the vinyl on Amazon or something like that, almost by accident, a couple years later. It has a different cover and basically no track list or information other than what’s on the individual discs themselves, which were quite flimsy at the time, since I’m sure no one was buying them then.

Really excited about this one; probably SP’s last truly beautiful album. Adore was so criminally underrated in 1998… everyone knew the alt-rock days were pretty much over and were holding out for the heavyweights to keep the rock going. I remember the critics literally writing that the band had “forgotten how to rock,” or something.

I still buy the CDs… best way to get everything in good quality and a nice package to boot.
all their reissues thus far have had vinyl releases, so i’m sure that’ll be the case here, but those don’t usually include the DVDs and all the extras.
I still have the original vinyl pressing of Adore, which is in mono. it’s quite “warm.”

No, it was just uploaded to YouTube in 2011.

 0Posted on Apr 10th | re: Watch Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic On The Tonight Show (5 comments)

i guess if i had my favorite band on my talk show, I’d at least TRY to ask a few reasonable questions…