Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Song of the Day: Urge Overkill - Sister Havana

From one end of the "authenticity" spectrum to the other, today's song is by one of my favorite '90s bands, Urge Overkill.  My friend Jim had the Saturation cassette, which got played on many a ride to school.  Then Urge showed up on the No Alternative compilation, and then of course got mildly famous for their Neil Diamond cover in Pulp Fiction

While I find their final album, Exit the Dragon, to be better than it gets credit for, I'm really surprised at the lack of current appreciation for Saturation.  Urge could be schlocky (they have a song about Susan Lucci's "Erica Kane" and one titled "Crackbabies"), but it is impossible to hear "Sister Havana" and not want to play air guitar. 

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