Two tracks from the '90's are featured in this weeks edition of Lost Rock Tracks Of The Week.
One by an immensely popular band, and another signed by the same record label as Guns N' Roses, in what proved to be a futile attempt to follow in their footsteps.
Junkyard--All The Time In The World (1991)
As I mentioned earlier, Geffen Records signed this Los Angeles based band to a recording contract in attempt to capitalize on the success of Guns N' Roses
, of whom this band was/is often compared with. Alas, after two albums, it didn't work out that way. But, IMHO, it wasn't due to lack of talent. I really didn't get the GNR
comparison at all, as they sound more like a harder-edged Black Crowes
This was/is, by far, their most popular song, and was in heavy AOR rotation the Summer of '91. It's still an Ipod favorite of mine. Also, on a personal level, my Mother, who suddenly passed away nearly one year ago at the age of 73, really liked this song, just as she liked quite a bit of AOR. I'm not making this up--She was a character.
This ones for you, Mom!
Junkyard - All The Time In The World - YouTube
Hootie And The Blowfish--Drowning (1995)
This often overlooked track from Cracked Rear View
was the only one from said CD to receive heavy AOR airplay without enjoying the Pop/Top 40 success as the other "hits" off the album. Those who own the CD, or are familiar with it, are already aware that this somewhat controversial track--awesome that it is--wasn't/isn't Pop/Top 40 friendly.
Nevertheless, it remains my favorite Hootie And The Blowfish
track to this day with it's harder-edged sound.
As I stated earlier, this song was considered somewhat controversial--not really in a Political Sense--at the time. So let's not turn this into a Peanut Gallery-type thread
Also, it does contain one brief word very early in the song that you cannot
say on prime time TV. So keep that in mind if children are around.
I was initially hesitant to feature this track. But I have faith in my fellow Redzoners to not take this thread where it doesn't belong.
Hootie and The Blowfish - Drowning (Lyrics) - YouTube
Rock On, Redszone!
Adieu, from R4Blue.