Past favorite songs that still make me giddy

5 04 2010

So I been on a kick of listening to songs that I loved as a young lad, a whopping 15 years ago or so. It’s amazing how much my musical taste has changed in some aspects and none at all in others! So, without any real proper introduction, here are a few of my favorite songs when I was a confused teenager. As usual, in no real order.

Not if You Were the Last Junkie on Earth- The Dandy Warhols

I was instantly won over with this song. Not sure why, may have been the ridiculous visuals of dancing hyperdarmic needles or Zia McCabe’s boobs bouncing about or the repetitively catchy chorus. Or maybe it was a combination of all three? Either way, I was won over and loved the song. It was during that strange and wonderous time when MTV actually played videos and mixed it up with some shows. Kids nowadays don’t know what that was like, to actually have MTV play videos and not shows that, like, talk about, real life and stuff. Y’know, high school is real tough and my dad didn’t give me the keys to the Porsche so I’m all mad at him. . . .

. . . where was I. . . where AM I. . . ?

Who Was In My Room Last Night? – Butthole Surfers

Yeah, I was a cool kid and loved the Butthole Surfers. Anyway, I forgot how ridiclously pointless early-mid 90’s alternative rock videos were. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the whole vibe going on in the video, but what the fuck was going on here? Seriously? And this was in the heyday when Flea sporadically showed up in videos for no reason. I’m sure it went like this:

Video Director: Alright let’s get this shit on the road. I have ten pounds of blow and an O.D.ing hooker in my trailer I need to get rid of.

(Flea stumbles in)

Flea: Ey! Can I be in the video too!?

V.D.(like what I did there?): What the fu-? Aw goddammit it’s Flea! Ugh. Fuckin, what do you want?

Flea: Like I said, I wanna be in the video!!! *hops up and down, probably naked with his dick flapping in the breeze*

V.D.: Jesus Christ, fine! Just get some pants on and stop flapping that shit in my face!

Flea:YAAAY!!!

I think that’s how even Red Hot Chili Pepper video shoots went . . .

Ugh, you can almost smell the ball stank . . .

California Love – 2Pac & Dr. Dre

Yeah I had a wide mix. Anyway, I used to have a real weird OCD when I was in middle school and had to watch a certain channel at a certain time before school started or my day would suck. LLet me rephrase that, my day would suck even more. Anyway, at first I didn’t dig this one too much but after hearing it like . . . 20 million times, it was bound to grow on me. Then it got to the point where I would sit up and do the 2Pac dance to the “shake, shake it baby” part. It comes in around the 3:15 mark. Imagine it, a fat lil bastard kid with a fuzzy head trying to do a black guy dance at 6 in the morning. Yeah, it’s as hilarious as it sounds.

Not me, but you get a good idea as to what I was looking like.

Triumph- Wu-Tang Clan

The Wu. I was fuckin. Blown. Away. This was my first real exposure to the Wu other than hearing it from other kids at school when Return to the 36 Chambers came out. Then Wu-Tang Forever came out and they dropped THIS on the world. While the video is kinda fuckin hokey looking back at it, the lyrics each member spit was classic. I was just flabbergasted at how amazing hip hop could be at this point. I really have nothing witty to say to be honest. This was a life-altering moment for me, plain and simple.

Goodnight sweet prince. Shimmy shimmy ya!

Scenario – A Tribe Called Quest

Just like the Wu, A Tribe Called Quest were another group that opened my eyes to the greatness of hip-hop. Especially since this was not a song that rapped about violence, it was just good lyrics and a guest spot by a young Busta Rhymes. He killed it on this track. It’s a shame he isn’t the rapper he used to be. Maybe he needs to bring back his “Wooha! Got y’all in check” look back.

Ehhh . . . maybe not so much.

Say You’ll Be There – Spice Girls

Ok so apparently I can’t embed the original vid. So enjoy this half-assed live version. Meh

Shut. The. Fuck. Up. Not one of you bastards out there can’t tell me not a single one of you remotely liked any of there songs! And if you do, you’re a fucking liar!

*clears throat*

So, anyway. When I saw these 5 sassy British tarts in this video you could literally see the Heavens open up, the angels singing, a bright white light beaming down into my very soul as these poor singers won me over with their eccentric personalities, tight clothes and big fuck off shoes.

Mm! You can step on my cubes any day of the week.

Anyway, I had a secret-not-so-secret obsession with them that made many, if not everyone question my sexuality. Happy to say I am still straight after all these years! So what if I probably would have cried if I saw them in person a long with every other teenybopper in attendence? Doesn’t make me any less of a man!

Yeah, that is pretty much what I'd look like as well.

One day I’ll delve into my deep and dark obsession with all things Spice. But not right now! I don’t want to waste any comedy fodder. Anyway, so yeah. This was my happy song for a while and fuck you sideways if you hate it.

Honorable Mention!!!!

No Diggity- Blackstreet

Yeah, who the fuck did NOT love this song? I guarantee you that you play this at a party with a group of mid to late 20-somethings they will flip the fuck out. Now if they flip out because they love the song or are traumatized still by the creepy fuckin black puppets in the video is still up for debate.

Don't let it fool you, it's pure fuckin nightmare fuel!!

Jesus Christ I think I shit myself.