Rock and roll tends to take care of itself much more than the pop market. While most costumes tend to let their great performers down like flies, people like Radiohead and U2 wouldn’t be where they are today if they didn’t get it right on their next rounds of dance. track. Then again, there are always exceptions for bands that just stole the show for a little while.
Instead of becoming the next Led Zeppelin, these are the bands that got on fire much faster, known only for the one song they had success with. Still, there’s nothing to be ashamed of when the song still hits so well. Even though few other songs from these bands are worth revisiting, they are still some of the best jams of their respective decades and deserve to be respected along with their classical colleagues.
Hell, being a one-shot wonder is almost an art in itself. With all of your great potential, you are able to take whatever is awesome about your sound and condense it into minutes of music for your fans to digest. Even with their too brief flirtation with the charts, these songs have still filled rock playlists for decades. You can hit their cuts deep, but you have to respect the road work they did from their single shot.
Anyone, even slightly fascinated by the alternate scene, should sooner or later put angst in their songs. Considering that the mantra behind everyone from Nirvana to Smashing Pumpkins seemed like some kind of deep-seated anger, you’d expect almost every other band to follow suit. Even if that means anger is just a breaking issue.
Apart from a few other exceptions in the tongue-in-cheek scene, Ugly Kid Joe had built the signature ’90s kiss song with Everything About You, which has become a must-have song for those who just need to take their ex to task. Even though the actual lyrics aren’t that serious if you look at them closely, these kids are just selling them, almost like you hear them trying to keep their cool between every line.
If anything, you could argue that a song like this was actually ahead of the rest of the rock scene. While most of the grunge scene had deep-rooted issues, it was the kind of slow anger that would become more famous as the post-grunge scene firmly began to take hold. The puzzle pieces are all there … crisp guitar … singer baritone … song about the hate of your old flame. It’s basically I Hate Everything About You by Three Days Grace a few years earlier.