Whenever I think about post-grunge radio rock, this always seems like the seminal song. It think it would have been a hit at any moment in radio history though- and part of me wonders if the song opened the doors for Avril, Simple Plan, Sum 41, and legions of other MOR rock bands with a tinge of punk.
― makeitpop, Saturday, 22 November 2008 17:09 (eight years ago) Permalink
Love this song, especially the "PLease TELL me" part with the skronky guitar shifting gears in the background. Great wall of sunshine there. I'm not sure if it was sound or image but I would never have thought to put them with Avril - probably just timing. This sort of came up on the Blink-182 vs Green Day thread, but I really link this stuff together by time period and the general milieu of alt-rock radio - and for me this was in the thick with late grungers like Everclear and Local H. But I mean, that opening riff would have been total Sum 41 material so what do I know?
― Doctor Casino, Saturday, 22 November 2008 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink
As for the band as a whole, "Miserable" was kind of a one-off joke but I remember "Zip-Loc" being okay. What became of them after that record?
― Doctor Casino, Saturday, 22 November 2008 20:44 (eight years ago) Permalink
Back when this song was popular, our shop/"technology" teacher happened to go on some rant about students making off with his precious AA batteries. For me and my buddy this instantly became
It's no surprise to meThey always steal my batteries
...which is to say, this song reminds me of good times.
― Doctor Casino, Friday, 19 March 2010 03:56 (six years ago) Permalink
I love this song even though I feel like "i'm not supposed to"
― Melvin van Osterlow, Jr. (res), Friday, 19 March 2010 03:58 (six years ago) Permalink
Maybe I would actually like this song if it was about the frustration of people stealing your AA batteries.
― demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Friday, 19 March 2010 04:06 (six years ago) Permalink
Huge motherfuckin' dud. Whiny vocals, a chorus that's somewhat catchy on first listen, but gets to be annoying on repeat listens, and a really awful guitar riff.
― Cattle Grind, Friday, 19 March 2010 04:07 (six years ago) Permalink
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 16:38 (four years ago) Permalink
it's no surprise to me, he is his own worst enemy
― teledyldonix, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 19:24 (four years ago) Permalink
I lived a few minutes walk from that bar a couple of years back. ugh, given the atmosphere around that place really not surprised at all
the place actually used to be The Hub, if anyone ever made it to Fullerton in the 90s. it was kind of the cliched 90s coffeehouse, and a big Fullerton goth hangout. then at some point that Lit guy bought it and turned it into this awful 'rock-themed' bro bar filled with all these aggressive, Sugar Ray/Crazy Town-looking professional types with tribal tats and nose piercings and the women who love them. a lawyer cousin of mine dragged me there once. ah, Orange County.
― Chris S, Tuesday, 12 June 2012 19:56 (four years ago) Permalink
Oh god, that report is fucking odious.
― Word of Wisdom Robots (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 23:57 (four years ago) Permalink