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 ;)
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!
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
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“:
JOY is an indie rock group from Brussels, Belgium, formed in 2008. www.joymusic.be
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.
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”: