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A Man Who Has Nothing In Particular To Recommend Him Discusses All Sorts of Subjects at Random as Though He Knew Everything

Battle Of The Nineties Pop Bands

In this corner, The Bluetones, from Lunnon in Merry Olde. Made it to number two on the British pop chart in ’96. I remember a disc jockey in Newport, Rhode Island that liked to play this song on our breaks when I was still playing out in bars. Jolly and jangly.

And in this corner, friends of the Sippican Cottage, Jellyfish, hailing from Sam Clam’s Disco. Pure power pop for now people. Stand-up drumming is way underrated. If you sing, they have to put you out front. Case closed. I played for years with a stand-up drummer. Hi, Paul! I apologize, but I’ve made my own drummer now and you’re fired.

 OK, you can vote, but remember: No Wagering.

*Sniff* I was still young and mighty in the ’90s. Now I’m just mighty. *sniff*

4 Responses

  1. I do not recall ever hearing either of those songs.

    And I listened to a lot of radio back then!


  2. Jellyfish – I really liked them. I had a tape of whatever album this tune was on – I forget the name – which I wore it out in my car. There wasn't anybody else quite like them at the time; they seemed like a band that had escaped the '70s, skipped the '80s and landed in the '90s.

    Never heard the Bluetones tune. It needs to be covered with a better singer. Seems like a ton of Brit bands had nasally whiny singers back in the '90s. Oasis and associated dreck.

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