Suburban Home Records
confess to a lack of knowledge of Today's FM Alt Rock Hitmakers.
I flick through the dial occasionally when NPR is airing a particularly
boring discussion about the economy or some such thing and listen
to a few moments of whatever is burning up the alternative charts
these days (That's right, New Seattle doesn't have a decent radio
station). Inevitably, what I hear between gawdawful Red Hot Chili
Peppers songs is a lot of generic rock like this that sort of mixes
Toad the Wet Sprocket mope with Dave Matthews mope and post-grunge
mope. Big guitars playing big chords for big-throated vocalists
to sing big-love lines like "You look into me and see right
through me" or "Escape tonight in my dreams"
and "I will not fail you again." After a few moments,
I turn the radio back to NPR and try to forget what I just heard.
Posted May 14, 2003.
Copyright © 2003 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
rock that sort of mixes Toad the Wet Sprocket mope with Dave
Matthews mope and post-grunge mope."