I can't forget these forgettable 90s alt rock bands

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

Postby antoine » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Sorry last failure post. The verse on this song is just awesome melody wise. That bass tone.

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Postby speakers » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:16 pm

i have never heard lifter but I’m going to assume limb lifter was the Canadian version of lifter
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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:17 pm

i rep this song quite a bit. this band had a really good drummer, it all amps up nicely. btw i'm american but i know these dudes were huge in canada.

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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:23 pm

i think they played upstate ny a lot so i remember radio advertisements as a child like "OUR LADY PEACE... CONCERT NOW.. GOTTA GET YOUR TICKETS" but i think elsewhere in the states they maybe weren't hyped as much
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Postby antoine » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:35 pm

Our Lady peace is touring with Live and Bush this summer.
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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:40 pm

antoine wrote:Our Lady peace is touring with Live and Bush this summer.


if it was cheap enough, shit. i'd do it
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Postby antoine » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:43 pm

Grumby wrote:
antoine wrote:Our Lady peace is touring with Live and Bush this summer.


if it was cheap enough, shit. i'd do it

Same
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Postby doublethink0 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:45 pm

since we're on Canada
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Postby warmjets » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:45 pm

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Man I love that song. I think they played it one time on my alt rock radio station in the 90s and I was listening at the time. Never heard it again and tracked it down years later with the help of the internet
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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:46 pm

i haven't seen any "grunge" bands live. i've seen old indie heroes like yo la tengo and kim gordon but as far as like.. chart selling bands of the nineties. none. i think it would be interesting
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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:47 pm

oh no that's not true i saw smash mouth when i was a little kid but that's not grunge. they did smash the charts tho
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Postby doublethink0 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:48 pm

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Postby antoine » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:49 pm

I saw incubus in hs. I think that's the closest I've gotten to a big radio rock concert.
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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:53 pm

that smash mouth concert was like $5 dollars but it was in a big stadium. i wish i remembered more of it
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Postby hadlex » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:54 pm

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Postby jewels » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:06 pm

videodrome wrote:



I was a Dig head for a minute.

maybe 59 seconds.
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Postby jewels » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:08 pm

Did we have this thread recently? I think I posted this video recently but I don't remember why.

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Postby jewels » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:10 pm

gold and glass wrote:When you get to heaven, do you get to see a list of which gimmicks belonged to who?
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Postby Milk » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:47 pm

warmjets wrote:
Milk wrote:I submit



Man I love that song. I think they played it one time on my alt rock radio station in the 90s and I was listening at the time. Never heard it again and tracked it down years later with the help of the internet


that's similar to my story somewhat. I didn't have a music video channel anymore when this came out but i watched this show meant for teens on TFO (Ontario's french public TV channel) and they showed maybe 3 or 4 videos per show and they showed this one maybe two or three times at best over many months and it really stuck in my mind and also, i was learning to play bass then and i liked the bassline, even if really simple (and actually pretty much a cliche), and i remember i picked it up so it's why periodically this song always came back to my memory an i always remembered how the chorus went but pretty much nothing else but anyway, i looked for it infrequently before and somehow never found it until finally maybe 4 years ago it popped up in youtube suggestions probably after i'd watched other alt videos from the era and i was really happy about that. The thing is i always forget this damn band's name so even earlier when i wanted to post it i had to google intensively to find it again.... Never name your band with some boring name like Orbit. It sounds so 90's too...
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Postby neuartillery » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:24 pm

I had the Lifter and Orbit CDs. Lifter is a particularly baffling one because 1. that CD was pretty good 2. they did absolutely nothing after it. Their videos were Not Great.

Orbit was like The Toadies' "Tyler" in terms of Pixies devotion / rip-off. "Medicine" is a more enjoyable song, though. At some point I looked up that ice arena to see if I'd played hockey there since moving to Boston, because it looks kind of like the Skating Club of Boston (it is not).

Fun fact re: Orbit: I owned the CD but for a while I saw a vinyl copy of that album at Mystery Train in Gloucester with a NSFW cover, spoilered below. Every time I flipped past it I'd think "Uh hello." At some point after it sold I looked it up on Discogs and learned that it sells for a decent amount of money. Whoops.

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Postby neuartillery » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:34 pm

Here's a tidbit about Lifter's bass player, Jeff Sebella

He is best known as the winner of the third season of American reality show Project Runway.
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Postby goofy's dead wife » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:39 pm



when i play this song for people it seems like nobody remembers it outside of an occasional "lol polyphonic spree". i mean they were a much bigger thing in the dfw metroplex than the rest of the country so it makes sense but yeah it occupies the same space in my head as kevin smith movies.
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Postby neuartillery » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:43 pm

They kept going and are more credible than Lifter / Orbit but I still file Self under "120 Minutes detritus"

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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:44 pm

hah, i got super into that tripping daisy song a few years ago, just through youtube. the bassist (or guitarist) died from drug addiction and then that singer had an awakening or something and started the polyphonic spree, right? kind of interesting.
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Postby neuartillery » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:48 pm

I also had that Scheer CD. They were on 4AD and they had a weird combination of vaguely shoegaze / dream-pop type stuff and Big Riff Alt-Rock. Their artwork aesthetic, as shown earlier in the thread, really leaned into the grosser side of 4AD house style and I doubt it did them any favors.
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Postby Grumby » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:48 pm

i always like those weird reinvention stories. especially when you think of the polyphonic spree, too. it's probably part gimmick but part the truth too
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Postby neuartillery » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:54 pm

Apparently the singer from Scheer now does vocals for some trance producer.
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