The Song In My Head

May or may not… and my absence…
June 30, 2008, 5:33 pm
Filed under: America, britain, britpop, britpop songs, indie, Music, polara, pop, rialto, rocknroll, space, supernaturals

First things first…SORRY, SORRY, SORRY! I know I have neglected this blog for a over a month. I was out on tour and the blog itself had some technical issues I had to fix. But all of these things have been resolved and we are back on track! yay!

I just wanted to post today on a few bands that you may or may not have heard of from the hey day of the mid-90’s britpop era. 97′ was the great and final year of britpop before it really died, and there were many bands that snuck in and said goodbye before you really knew who they were. While the U.S was busy with watered down versions of Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam bands, the Uk was busy with watered down versions of Oasis, Blur, and Pulp.

The first of these was Rialto. They completely sound like if Oasis and Pulp were mashed together to make James Bond theme music. The next is The Supernaturals (For some reason it seems like there were a million “super” bands in the 90’s). This band in particular was written off by the british press but they really write some amazing pop tunes and had quite a few hits. Then there is Space.. you probably remember them from the Austin Powers soundtrack. And finally, the band Polara isn’t british but I feel their sound fit well enough in that genre. Surprisingly all of these groups are still around in one way or another. Just go to wikipedia to find out what they are up to. I am too lazy today for links.. haha.

Rialto “When We’re Together”

Space “You And Me Against The World”

The Supernaturals “The Day Before Yesterdays Man”

Polara “Pantomime”


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Hey brotha-

glad you are back blogging. I really enjoy listening to your take on stuff.

BTW, i should have gotten some mention in your toy dolls post below this one…who introduced you to it??

Comment by tamara

I stole all your music tapes.. muahahah!

Comment by songinmyhead

Over a month…? Close to three by my count. Typical Johnny math.

To quote Karl Rove in the run-up to the congressional elections of ’06: “You’re entitled to your math and I’m entitled to THE math.” Unfortunately for Karl, THE math was wrong in that case. But, I digress.

I always thought that Rialto song was to some Bond movie. It should be.

Comment by -e

you may or may not remember me as Tamara’s friend, but it doesn’t matter because now I am your full on adoring, loving, drooling fan. my playlists have JLR all over in them and even my kids sing your songs now. You were made for this and I’m so proud of you and your genius (even though that sounds bizarro, it’s true:).

Comment by brittany

sweet! what’s your email address so I can give you my addie?

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