So the local alt-rock radio station tends to do a “Nineties at Noon” thing, and it just played Live’s “The Dolphin’s Cry.”
Jesus, I forgot how objectively bad that band was. Really poor pseudo-spirituality (like Bono gone to the nth degree) over soft-loud choruses, and often describing sex or sexual things in overly flowery metaphor. Ed Kowalczyk always sounded like the dude who was trying too hard to be sensitive to get women into bed. (Also, in the beginning he had a braided rat tail.)
I don’t know how stations still play “Lightning Crashes” and “I Alone” without a disclaimer. Thankfully Secret Samadhi bombed or we’d still be hearing “Lakini’s Juice”, which ups both the spirituality and combines it with what sounds like horrible sex - and tops it with a music video in which people appear to fuck assembly-line style.
They were totally proto-Nickelback. Nickelback just stripped out the “spiritual” bullshit and turned the sexual references from mere metaphor to explicit references and cranked up the guitars.
So, what’s your vote?