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 Belgium – Joy
JOY is an indie rock group from Brussels, Belgium, formed in 2008. www.joymusic.be
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 UK – Hunter & The Bear // Folk Rock
This is one of the best songs I found in 2015 so far! Hunter & The Bear are a British folk rock group group lead by Jimmy Hunter and Will Irvine. Listen to their great catchy song “Forest On The Hill”:
Music from the US – Breaking Benjamin // Alternative Rock
Formed in 1998, Breaking Benjamin, or also known as Plan 9, the alternative rock band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania released four albums so far. Listen to their great piece “The Diary Of Jane”:
Music from the UK – Joe Cocker R.I.P.
The British rock singer Joe Cocker has died at the age of 70 years.(* 20. May 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire; † 22. December 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA) His hits include songs like “Unchain My Heart” and “You Are so Beautiful” and this one he performed on the legendary Woodstock Festival