Cannonball (1993) by The Breeders: A beautifully crafted and characteristically grungy 14-minute piece of art

I recall walking into my favourite record store and seeing this cool-looking yellow digiback in the alternative/grunge section with a furry, red helmet as the main subject. I had never heard of the band before, The Breeders, let alone their single, “Cannonball”. […]

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Sheryl Crow – Can’t Cry Anymore (1995)

Can’t Cry Anymore is the 5th single release off of Sheryl Crow’s debut album Tuesday Night Music Club. It was released on May 27, 1995 in the UK and June 13, 1995 in the US. Five versions for different markets were produced with different track listings. […]

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Bon Jovi – Living in Sin [with B-side: Love is War] (1989)

Living in Sin was released on November 11, 1989, and is the 5th single release off Bon Jovi’s New Jersey album. The song was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora and was the band’s very last single release in the 1980’s. The single peaked at #9 in the US Billboard Hot 100, which resulted in the lowest chart position from all New Jersey single releases. But, personally, I find this release to be a real gem because of its B-side: Love is War – therefore, we will dedicate this post to the mentioned song. […]

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Anthrax – Taking the Music Back (2003)

East-coast thrash metal legends Anthrax released the single to ”Taking the Music Back”, off the album We’ve Come for You All, on August 25, 2003. The CD single includes 1 unreleased song, Ghost, and the cover-versions, Exit by U2 and Next To You by The Police. In addition, the videoclips to Taking the Music Back and Safe Home can be found as movie-files on the CD. […]

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Blink-182 – Man Overboard (2000)

Man Overboard is the promotional single to Blink-182’ 2000 live album The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!). It is the only studio recording on the album. The single was released on October 2, 2000 and peaked at #2 in the US Alternative Songs (Billboard) charts. The song came with a video that was basically a spoof of the band’s videos of their previous studio album Enema Of The State. […]

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Shakespeares Sister – Stay (1992)

Stay is the commercially most successful single of UK pop act Shakespeares Sister. The single was released on 13 January 1992 and peaked at #1 in the UK Singles Charts, in Sweden, and in Ireland. It re-entered the UK, Ireland and the European Hot 100 Singles charts in November 2010 after a The X Factor contestant performed it on the show. […]

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Prince – The Scandalous Sex Suite (EP) (1989)

The Scandalous Sex Suite is a 5-song EP by Prince, which encompasses a three part 19-minute suite of the song Scandalous! from Prince’s 1989 album Batman. The three parts of the suite are “The Crime”, “The Passion”, and “The Rapture”. The EP was released as the fourth single of the album on November 28, 1989. […]

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Skid Row – B-Side Ourselves (EP) (1992)

Skid Row released their B-Side Ourselves EP on September 22, 1992, and it went on to chart at #58 on The Billboard 200, #48 in the Swedish Albums Chart, and #15 in the Japanese Albums Chart. The EP consists of five cover versions of songs that were written by bands that had a certain influence on Skid Row. Apparently, each band member chose one song to cover. […]

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