Wheatus

Yep, that band who did “Teenage Dirtbag” from the 2000 movie “Loser”, with Jason Biggs and Mena Suvari.

But oh man, you’re missing out if you haven’t dug through their discography…. ESPECIALLY the “Suck Fony” record, which of course, is a play on words that really means “Fuck Sony” because they were kicked off their label shortly after the immense success of “Teenage Dirtbag” (and the other single, a wonderful cover of Erasure’s 80s hit “A Little Respect”).

Take a listen to “Lemonade” from “Suck Fony” (the lyric video has some inaccuracies, but oh man it’s one of the best songs about cheating ever made) and “The Song That I Wrote When You Dissed Me.”

And, for extra fun… I’ve included “Teenage Dirtbag” (sadly, it’s censored in the second verse… “her boyfriend’s a dick, he brings a gun to school…”). The song was released about a year after the Columbine shootings, so when you hear it on the radio, oftentimes the “dick” and the “gun” will be removed and replaced with turntable scratching).

Wheatus has been through a lot of hardships and have always come out with their pop songwriting genius, and perverted sense of humor intact. Two thumbs way the fuck up.

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About chriscaulder

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Posted on February 19, 2014, in +++ indierock, +++ mixed vocals (female & male), +++ new wave, +++ pop, +++ power pop, +++ vocal harmonies, Wheatus. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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