The Crash Test Dummies are a Canadian rock band, formed in 1988. Their single “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” was a #1 hit in many countries worldwide. The verses are describeing the isolation and suffering of a child, two of whom have a physical abnormality. Although the song was so successfull, it’s often listed in the ranking of the worst songs, but I like it ;)
Music from Germany – Liquido // Indie-Rock
The song “Narcotic” is probably one of the best German 90s hits. Set up by Liquido a band from Sinsheim, the song reached the charts in 1999 and was sold more than 8 million times. A great classic!
Music from Ireland – Kodaline // Alternative Rock
Kodaline are an alternative rock quartet. Originally known as 21 Demands, the band made chart history in March 2007, when their debut single ‘Give Me A Minute’ topped the Irish Single Charts; becoming the first independently-released track to achieve the feat. In 2011 the band changed its name to Kodaline. Listen to their great song “Way Back When“:
Also listen to their song All I Want
Music from Italy – The Zen Circus // Folk Punk
The Zen Circus is an Italian folk punk, indie rock and punk rock band, formed in Pisa in 1994. Have a listen to their nice catching piece “Andate tutti affanculo“:
Music from the US – The Killers // Indie Rock
The Killers are an US-american indie rock and post rock band from Las Vegas. They formed in 2001 and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.Have a listen to their nice classic “Human“:
Also listen to their song Runaways
Music from the UK – I am Kloot
I Am Kloot are an English band formed in Manchester, in 1999 by John Bramwell (guitar/vocals), Peter Jobson (bass) and Andy Hargreaves (drums).
Here is their Song “Deep Blue See” from their 2003 album “Life in a Day ”
Music from the UK – Happy birthday Pete Townshend (70)
„I hope I die before I get old“ lyrics from his great song “My Generation” from 1965 , which reached place two in the UK charts this year in November 25th. 1965 , the year when the Beatles released “Help”, the Rolling Stones “Satisfaction” .
Pete Townshend was and is still the head of the Rock group “The Who ” born May 19th 1945.
Music from the German Democratic Republic – Herbst
A year before the two german countries reunited , the band Herbst (autumn) asked on a gig for minute of silence for the victims of the massacre of Tiananmen Square in Beijing . After this gig they been banned for further live performances . With a trick , the band steals the tape with the soundtrack and smuggle it to West Berlin. The track “Backschischrepublik” becomes in 1990 a hit in west germany .(Tourists give a baksheesh (tip) in Islamic countries in general for services or favors.
Music from the US – Followed By Ghosts // Post Rock
Followed By Ghosts is an US-American post rock and progressive rock band from Waverly, Iowa. Have a listen to their nice piece “A New Dawn”:
Music from the US – Battleme // Folk Rock
Battleme is an US-American Folk Rock musician from Texas. The band of Matt Drenik became popular with their Sons of Anarchy soundtracks (really love the soundtrack and you’d get more soon!). Have a listen to the great song “Hey, Hey, My My”: