Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Earworm of the Day: Throwing Muses - Dizzy
My cable system used to have a channel called "The Box." If you grew up in the 90s, you probably remember it. It was sort of like a primitive YouTube in that you could watch videos on demand (for a price -- you had to call in an "request" your song, and maybe it would get played during someone's actual waking hours). Most of it was pretty standard pop and hip-hop, albeit hip-hop when MTV played little of it that wasn't "radio-friendly." (I'm pretty sure The Box is where I first heard Public Enemy, Geto Boys, and NWA.) It also had a paltry selection of "indie" rock before that was really a thing outside 120 Minutes. This was one of the songs that made it into their regular rotation. Maybe not the Muses at their best, but it was my introduction to the band.