Saturday, March 07, 2009


Minor hit, but worthy a place in the rock annals imho, "Lowdown" by Electrafixion. GIVE IT 40 SECS. Electrafixion was a short-lived alternative rock band formed by former Echo and the Bunnymen (UK band from Liverpool) members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant in 1994. They released one album, Burned (cover depicted), and four singles and EPs before they split up again two years later, due to the reformation of Echo and the Bunnymen. This number was co-written by Johnny Marr, the brilliant, elusive and underestimated former guitarist and songwriter of The Smiths. Marr seems to take little credit for the hits he somehow conjures up when active in his numerous sideprojects, like e.g. his stint with Electronic.

What must I say? Brilliant hit by Soundgarden, one of the Seattle Four (the four stereotypical grunge bands Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden)

The video is made by a hyperventilating lunatic on steroids, but you know WHO was president in 1994 hmmm? Sometimes I fear Mohammed Atta watched MTV too much when Black Hole Sun was charting.

And what we call in Belgianese a "uitsmijter": "Sweetest Child" by Maria McKee, hopelessly unknown hit from AD 1992.

Yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh, atrooooooooocious video. I know. Close your goddam eyes and LISTEN.


PS: I am awfully sorry for the lite blogging, but business is about survival.

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