Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Forgotten Classic Video(s) of the Week

I plum forgot to post a video last week, so I'm doubling up today. I know, I know, I shouldn't be doing two-fers on any day but Tuesday but let's just call this a Whoop-dee-doo Wednesday and get on with it.

The vid from two weeks ago was the first '90s classic (those two words together still just don't seem right) I'd posted in a long time and...hey, wait! I went ape in that post and gave you eight lovely videos on which to feast,so I shouldn't really feel bad about skipping last week. But I hate when I space on simple things like that, so I'm still going to give you two clips this week.

I think I'm going to stick with the '90s for now because, apparently, I love reminding myself of just how old I'm getting.

Here are two songs that are not related in any way other than that they both came out in 1992 and were two of my favorites at the time. I won't blather on too much about the songs or fire off pointless, trivial facts about the bands because I'm OLD and TIRED and I want to go to BED. But you kids feel free to stay up late and crank these tunes.

"Tones of Home," Blind Melon



Although this was a single off Blind Melon's debut album, not many people remember it because of the crushing popularity of "No Rain." The rest of the CD was a little more rockin' (although very much "hippy rock") than the bumblebee song, and I loved it so much that I'm surprised it didn't spontaneously disintegrate from so much play.

"The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead," XTC



This was always my favorite XTC song. I remember thinking the video was pretty clever when it came out, but looking at it now, it just looks like lost footage from The DaVinci Code or something.

9 comments:

Penny said...

ahhh..the 90's Great picks!
My husband teaches high school math and some of the kids don't know who Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins are!!!!

Thats insane to me!

Doc said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I remember hearing these on the radio as we drank gallons of beer and went skinny dipping in the rock quarry.

Ahh, those were the days.

Doc

Dr Zibbs said...

Great songs.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I love me some XTC. And no, I didn't mean ecstasy. There's no better song than "Senses Working Overtime" or "The Mayor of Simpleton". In fact I AM the mayor of Simpleton.

words...words...words... said...

"The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead" is still the only song I know by XTC. I'm not sure why, because I like it.

Cora said...

Ohh, I loved that XTC song! I'd forgotten all about it. *sniff*

Candy's daily Dandy said...

NONE of these gus are on your top 10 list...

I commented on the list post.
Great work.

Gwen said...

Kick. Ass.

Although you suck because now i have to go buy more music.

Ricky Shambles said...

Awesome choices. I do love Peter Pumpkinhead, but my very favorite XTC song would have to be Dear God. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk41Gbjljfo

 

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