Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ted's Song of the Week - 9/19/06


For a short time in the mid-90's, the British group known as Elastica made a major splash on the alternative scene. Their eponymous debut album yielded popular singles like "Stutter" and "Connection," which led to popularity on both sides of the pond. Life was good for Elastica, as they became the hottest young group of their genre. It would seem that things could only go up after garnering a spot on the 1995 Lollapalooza tour.

Unfortunately, the glory was fleeting as this promising group failed to come up with a respectable follow-up. Their 2000 release of The Menace didn't provide the critical acclaim needed to stay afloat in the constantly-evolving world of music.

Despite their short stint at the top, Elastica was able to create a song that will constantly remain a favorite in my library. "Connection" clocks in at just under two and a half minutes, but the raw sass of this track more than makes up for it's brevity.

Elastica - Connection

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