Music With Kick

Looks like this song will be a soprano.

There are only three things in this life that are a certainty…. death, taxes, and Monday earworms.  The Nest is ready to once again conduct a thorough audit on the past and check for songs that have long since been deducted from the public conscience.  So let’s pull another long lost hit out of that vast ledger of musical accounting that we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy’s got a little help in rounding up this week’s tax free tune, while the Sponkies get claimed as dependents to ease the music department’s tax burden.  It’s time for The Nest to put the EZ in your 1040…

One of the reasons I created the Dusty Vinyl Archive three years ago was to help bring forward great songs from several decades ago that seemed to slip through the cracks for whatever reason.  I always enjoy reading in the comments of these posts about how someone hadn’t heard that song in years and had completely forgotten about it… even if they wish I hadn’t reminded them of it.  It’s fun to spark long lost memories in others’ brains…

Wow! It’s like it’s 2014 all over again!

Despite having a pretty good knowledge of music from my younger days, I still occasionally come across a song I hadn’t heard in years and which hadn’t entered my thoughts in a long time.  That happened this past Valentine’s Day when I was reading ghostmmnc’s blog.  Barb was participating in the “Love Is In Da Blog” challenge, and for the love song from the 90’s day, she chose this song which looked for the life of me to be some obscurity I’d never heard of before……. until I played the video and I instantly recalled the chorus!

There are one hit wonders who are famous for their (recognized) sole accomplishment in pop music… and then there are bands like Saigon Kick who are just as well remembered as zero hit wonder groups.  The South Florida rock group got on radios across the nation in 1992 for the amazing ballad “Love Is On The Way,” which hit #12 on the US Hot 100.  There are no screaming guitars or crazy ass drummers making all kinds of racket in this rock song… this is all about the voices and the great acoustic guitar riff that plays throughout.  It’s about as mellow as my pal Fuzzywig in the late afternoon, but sounds a hell of a lot better than what “real” rock groups like Aerosmith and Guns N Roses were putting out at that time.  There wasn’t much I liked about the music of the early 90’s, but maybe that’s because all of its best songs got kicked into the dumpster of music oblivion…

OMG! I found Dan Baird!

More lost earworms are on the way, and you can see them in my eyes next Monday…

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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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14 Responses to Music With Kick

  1. you are right!!! that is much more muzal than axel rose can even imagine … and this band had sure no fans who puked into the convertibles of innocent people…

  2. What a lovely look back. A nice way to start the week out. Thanks for the share, have to admit I was never a fan of the Rose man-he reminded me of a cat being pulled through a knothole with his muzak. 😊

    • I’m not a GNR fan at all outside of a few songs from Appetite For Destruction. Axl especially has long been persona non grata in the STL for starting a riot at a concert 30 years ago when he went apeshit after spotting someone in the audience taking a picture of him. The dude has issues other than his annoying singing voice…

  3. ghostmmnc says:

    Yay! You featured the song I found on your DVA! Thanks so much for the shout-out today!
    This is a really good song, isn’t it! 🙂

  4. That is a great song………I never really heard it that much but enjoyed the fact it was “kind” to my eardrums and actually made sense!

    Pam

    • Usually when hair bands like this try to do a ballad, they have to make up for the shmaltzly lyrics by wailing unnecessarily at some point. This one just stays easy listening and its minimalistic instruments are perfect!

  5. This is such a beautiful song. I love their voices. I’m surprised they didn’t get more air time, or come out with anything else. I’ll have to look them up. Thanks ES.

    • I’d definitely heard the song at some point in my life, but the group’s name was Greek to me. You’d think they’d have been more popular, but maybe everyone was too focused on grunge at the time…

  6. draliman says:

    I dunno. Where are the screaming guitars? The crazy ass drummers? Where’s the racket?

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