#761: ‘Miss World’ – Hole

It’s a sad fact that Courtney Love’s musical identity is often overlooked in favour of her relationship with Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain. While Love had a successful career of her own prior to their meeting (even being a one-time vocalist of Faith No More), the fact that her band Hoke never saw huge success until they … Continue reading #761: ‘Miss World’ – Hole

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#765: ‘Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle’ – Nirvana

During the early ‘90s, Nirvana were all the rage, and it was easy to see why. Their refreshingly frank style of music managed to dethrone the pop and hair-metal bands that had invaded the charts, and somewhat took back popular music for the alternative scene once again. Of course, if you know just one thing … Continue reading #765: ‘Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge On Seattle’ – Nirvana

#766: ‘Ingrown’ – Smudge

Considering yesterday’s song choice, today might seem to be a continuation of a theme, but I assure you it was completely coincidental. Yesterday, I chose ‘Confetti’, by The Lemonheads, and today’s song is ‘Ingrown’, a track by close friends of The Lemonheads’ Evan Dando, and longtime collaborators, Smudge. Following a meeting in Sydney in the … Continue reading #766: ‘Ingrown’ – Smudge

#769: ‘Alpha Rats Nest’ – The Mountain Goats

When I first discovered The Mountain Goats, I was almost instantly made aware of how John Darnielle employed numerous series for his songs. Usually these songs were prefaced by the word they were part of. There was the ‘Standard Bitter Love Song’ series, the ‘Quetzalcoatl’ series, the ‘Orange Ball’ series, and possibly most famously, the … Continue reading #769: ‘Alpha Rats Nest’ – The Mountain Goats