New Bomb Turks, "Professional Againster"
The New Bomb Turks arrived on Epitaph with Scared Straight, and immediately things got more professional. And that's not a good thing when you're dealing with this sort of thing. Listen to this - it's certainly not bad, but there's a certain theatrical edge here that really cuts against the proper energy of the band. I just don't think we need the Jerry Lee Lewis thing going on. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy this record, it's just not as much fun as the earlier stuff.
Kid Koala, "The Observable Universe"
OK, so, where's my "Music to Blog To", huh?
Mary Wells, "My Guy"
I have a bunch of those Motown singles collections and highly recommend them, but a thing about them is I put them on and don't pay a ton of attention to individual artists and just let them wash over me. I recommend it! But this project, by forcing me to credit individual artists, has caused me to notice more about them as we go. So: Mary Wells has a bunch of serious bangers, y'all.
Arrested Development, "People Everyday"
This is one of the singles off of their debut record, one that got a lot of radio play that year. Listening from our vantage point here, it's a good song, but it doesn't stand out quite as much because we're not listening to it in the context of what hip-hop was like in 1992.