Friday, December 04, 2009

Sixteen years of hot oil: Pop Friday

Is it really sixteen years since Aimee Mann's "Whatever"? Really? Oh no. Oh nooooooo. Oh dear.



I enjoy her more recent records with a mature ear but I can still remember seeing this on the ITV Chart Show on a Saturday morning and being quite excited. Almost as excited as I was about Sugar's 'If I Can't Change Your Mind' because I had no truck with Pantera whatsoever.

9 comments:

Big Hound said...

I liked the song about standing on the edge of the Hoover Dam as well. I had that album on a T90 tape, the other side of which featured It's A Shame About Ray. The two have been connected in my mind ever since.

John A said...

I was going to put 'Confetti' on as the third video of my C90 trianglesworth but I was not allowed to embed it by the BUSINESSMAN in his SUIT AND TIE.

JessX said...

sugar! i think i still have their "file under: easy listening" album somewhere. those were in my prime cd/cassette buying days when i was a member of both columbia house and BMG. oh sooo many free albums....and a few unpaid for albums too.

Roman said...

Ah, 1993 - when evidently it was still considered "edgy" to wear a t-shirt that said Condoms. How time flies!

Nhex said...

Wow - that Aimee Mann video. I love her, and I even love that song, but the video is amazingly awful!

John A said...

I don't think "Imago Records and Tapes" was a very good record label, nhex, I don't think it was a very good record label at ALL.

Dharmabum said...

Black Sheets of Rain, Bob Mould. Probably still in my top 10, and one of the 'best' break-up albums ever.

Red_Dog said...

"Ah, 1993 - when evidently it was still considered "edgy" to wear a t-shirt that said Condoms"

Never mind that - Bob Mould ROCKS THE CARDIGAN!

rereadingproust said...

Jesus - I feel like I need to go watch Reality Bites and smoke cigarettes behind the middle school bleachers now. Ah the earnest simplicity of the early-mid-nineties...

That said, that look in Bob's eyes is as hot as it ever was.