put me in the mood to post another Friday's Five. So here are five more songs that make me nostalgic for the 90s.Material Issue: Valerie Loves Me
Material Issue opening for INXS was the second best pairing I've seen at a concert (after The The opening for Depeche Mode). While I have a soft spot for "Kim the Waitress"
, and I think "What Girls Want"
might be better songs, Valerie remains my first love.
Inspiral Carpets: This Is How it Feels
Unless you count James, Inspiral Carpets is my favorite band associated with the Madchester scene. "This Is How it Feels", "Saturn 5"
, "Commercial Reign"
, and "Two Worlds Collide"
just seemed bigger than most of what the scene offered.
Ned's Atomic Dustbin: Gray Cell Green
This may be their best song, but I think "Happy"
is my favorite, notwithstanding "Kill Your Television"
Moonpools & Caterpillars: Hear
Sweet, but not cloying. "Ren"
is just as good.
The House of Love: I Don't Know Why I Love You
In a garden in the house of love I'd, sit and listen to this or "Shine On"
and feel like a moody teen all over again.