Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Eureka! She found it!

I just spent 30+ minutes racking my brain trying to find this song on the Internet.  I was watching the most recent episode of jpod (great CANANDIAN show, filmed in Vancouver, with lots of Canadian actors) and there was a song called "You're No Good" in it.  I couldn't, for the life of me, remember the name of the band.

I remember listening to the song when I was starting high school.  I remember it came out the same time as Pearl Jam's Ten, Ugly Kid Joe's As Ugly As They Wanna Be, Nirvana's Nevermind, and the Red Hot Chili Pepper's Blood Sugar Sex Magik, which was 1991.  I tried googling the lyrics but couldn't find anything that rang a bell.

gump Then I remembered it had a weird name, like Glob or Blob... I searched everywhere I could think of and came up with nothing.  Finally, it came to me!  The band was Sons of Freedom, and the CD was called Gump !  And go freaking figure - the band was from Vancouver.

And now I can go to bed in peace.  I might even have the CD.  I have a case at work and it might be in there.  I hope so, because there are some pretty awesome songs on it.

interesting facts
- according to Wikipedia, Gump debuted on the Canadian campus radio charts at #1, ahead of Nirvana's Nevermind, which debuted at #2 that same week. (reference)

- I remember listening to these albums at the same time, but look at the release dates:
Pearl Jam's Ten (Aug 27, 91)
Ugly Kid Joe's As Ugly As They Wanna Be (Oct 15, 91)
Sons of Freedom's Gump (Sept 10, 91)
Nirvana's Nevermind (Sept 24, 91)
Red Hot Chili Pepper's Blood Sugar Sex Magik (Sept 24, 91)

1991 was an amazing year for music.  Now I'm trying to remember what other CDs were out the year of the grunge boom ... Ah!  Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger (Oct 8, 91) 

I know they aren't all grunge bands... that was just the year that I really got into collecting CDs.  By the time I graduated, I had a collection of close to 200 CDs.

1 comment:

Sebastien Provencher said...

Sons of Freedom, cool! I think I had that CD... I'm also trying to remember the name of the other song that played in the episode, when Steve holds the ghetto blaster over his head...