Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Ted's Song of the Week - 7/04/06

Second Coming
Second Coming

It's always an amazing phenomenon when the earth seems to swallow up a promising young band when they are on the cusp of stardom. Unfortunately, this was the case for Second Coming.

In the Fall of 1998, this group from Seattle, Washington unleashed their self-titled album onto a market flooded with groups like
Stone Temple Pilots, Creed, and Collective Soul. The music scene was a breeding ground for the post-grunge movement. It was on the strength of singles "Vintage Eyes" and "Soft" that launched Second Coming into the rock stratosphere. With solid radio play and a tour in support of Monster Magnet, the group seemed destined for a long, successful career.

Fast-forward to the present day and one will find that Second Coming has joined Monster Magnet in the halls of forgotten rock. Of course, Monster Magnet was horrible, so they belong there, but Second Coming was a group on the legitimate rise.

The group did manage to release another album in 2003, but this failed to garner them any acclaim. Overall, it's a shame that they couldn't pull off a comeback, but at least they left us with a great track like "Soft" to remember when rock wasn't produced in a mall.

Second Coming - Soft

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