Soup For You

Oh, hush up. Nobody likes a Nazi…

It’s beginning to look a lot like an overly commercialized concept of Christmas!  If forced gift reciprocity and bad holiday muzak is making your Christmas as blue as Elvis’, then The Nest has got the perfect stuffing for your stocking!  We like to make every Monday seem like Christmas by giving you another giftwrapped and tampon boxed lost hit straight out of that big box store of discounted music we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s ready to put the next oldie but goodie under the mistletoe for you, while the Sponkies do their best to get off the naughty list before next week.  You won’t have to wait until Xmas to open up this earworm…

I am probably the only person living in a civilized country that has access to popular music who would consider what was played on the radio during their high school years to be the worst of the worst.  Early 90’s music, in general, just sucks.  It was the rise of grunge, the dawn of gangsta rap, and the era of ear splitting divas who were enamored by their own voice… and those are three genres I am mostly not a fan of.  There is a lot I loved about the first half of the 20th century’s final decade, but the music definitely wasn’t one of them…

Your loss, man! Your loss…

But that doesn’t mean the GHWB years were entirely unfruitful in the earworm department.  While everyone else was trying to sound all angsty and shitty, there were bands like The Soup Dragons who were actually recording kick ass rock songs that were timeless.  The Seattle obsessed States largely ignored the Scottish quartet, but they did eke one song into the Top 40 at #35 back in 1992, and damned if it isn’t a killer cut!  Here is the epic, and largely forgotten “Divine Thing”…

Like fellow Brits The Alarm, the Soup Dragons raged against the synth dominated 80’s machine by just playing some really good rock in the early 90’s.  I have nothing else to say about this song… the music does all the talking for me.  I’ll give you an early Christmas present and just shut up so you can have time to go read something else now…

If you can get the cats off the bookshelf, that is…

Like Santa, I’ll return on Christmas Day with a very special 100th edition of the Dusty Vinyl Archive!

About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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21 Responses to Soup For You

  1. aaah real muzak… much better than to talk about 6 with salt n’peppa and to imagine that rhythm is a dancer(that makes NO sense)

  2. Piglove says:

    Squeals we can’t wait!! Oh my evil friend. Mom/dad were sad they couldn’t make it happen over the weekend with you. But next time, maybe they can. It would be awesome to have that much evil brains together in one room at one time. It might even make the news. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Haven’t heard this one before but it is indeed “real” rock-n-roll – the Scots got this one nailed to the wall……as earworms go, this one is a 10 out of 10. .


  4. crimsonowl63 says:

    This tune is much better than the little bit of grunge I heard in the 90s, mostly from Nirvana, I would guess. I would call this Rock Lite or Pop Rock. I do like that it has guitars! Guitars! Yay! That is a good sign.
    It has a good beat and you can dance to it. I’ll rate it an 86

  5. I got a message from our Local Big Box Store that I should “LEAP ON THESE GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS.” Leap. I had a sudden, bizarre vision of me leaping on anything. It was almost enough to make me fall down laughing. We have been watching old TV Christmas movies, but not listening to the music unless it’s part of the score. The more I’m unhappy with The World and The Holidays, the older the movies get. I think we’ll be heading for silent soon.

    • We just removed our Christmas signing last night…. I guess we’re ready to start on Valentines Day even though Christmas hasn’t arrived yet. The good stuff is already gone anyway. There should still be plenty of half off wrapping paper left over for the December 26th door crashers, though…

  6. Oh wow, how did I miss this one? Thanks. And of course the cats are just too cute.

  7. Merbear74 says:

    Must you keep torturing me with this Kurt Cobain sucks thing? Punk ass squirrel, you’re getting a slap this time…

  8. Ladybuggz says:

    NO SOUP FOR YOU Squirrel ! didn’t like it…. 🙂

  9. draliman says:

    Cool! I’ve heard of The Alarm but not these guys. Nice to know at least someone was producing real music back in the early 90s.

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