Tag: Misunderstood

3AM Eternal: Smoking Popes “I Know You Love Me” (1997)

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. In 1997, Chicago rockers Smoking Popes released one of the most original, unique concept records in rock history…. Read More ›

3AM Eternal: Girls Against Boys Freak*On*Ica

Slutty, lusty dudes sign to a major label and make a record just like their previous, critically loved records. Backlash ensues!

3AM Eternal: Combustible Edison “The Millionaire’s Holiday” (1994)

A little music for your weekend, sir? A drink, madame? Combustible Edison’s debut album remains a highlight of the post-grunge Sub Pop era.

3AM Eternal: Friends of Dean Martinez “The Warmth of the Sun” (1997)

Sub Pop introduced the world to Friends of Dean Martinez, a Tuscon-based instrumental collective that included the future Calexico, and proved to be an excellent start to a long and fruitful career.

3AM Eternal: Mike Ireland & Holler “Cold, Cold Comfort” (1996)

Sub Pop’s one and only attempt to compete with Nashville and the Country charts. Guess what? It didn’t work out.

3AM Eternal: Scud Mountain Boys “Liquor Store” (1996)

Not-quite country, not-quite folk, not-quite rock, Scud Mountain Boys’ sole Sub Pop LP was a beautiful, downbeat record, and the launching pad for songwriter Joe Pernice.

3AM Eternal: The Blue Rags “Three Night’s Experience” (1997)

Sub Pop’s sole trip into…ragtime. Don’t be scared; it’s VERY good.

3AM Eternal: Thornetta Davis “Try To Remember” (1996)

This week we’re examining some of esteemed independent label Sub Pop’s diverse attempts at freeing themselves of the Grunge image they at one time insisted on being. First up: their lone R&B album.

3AM Eternal: Steel Pole Bath Tub: Unlistenable (1996)

What happens when a major label hears the demos for an album by a noise band they really weren’t aware that they’d signed?

3AM Eternal: T.S.O.L. “It’s Too Late” (1987)

A cautionary tale about the dangers of buying music unheard.