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3174Re: [Stratosphere_Fanzine] Re: Help Identify U.S. 1990s indie college radio Song!

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  • sidewaysgaze
    Jul 16, 2013
      The song actually stood way out to me when I heard on college radio in the 1990s... It has that kinda softly laid-back, curling guitar line.  I keep thinking "island vibe" for some reason, even though that's not really the tone of the song.  Something about the guitar brings that imagery to mind...
      I wouldn't classify it in the slowcore subgenre, I guess, but what do I know.  When I think slowcore, I think Low, but that band had some more up, jingling songs too...
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      From: thrillracer1 <thrillracer@...>
      To: Stratosphere_Fanzine <Stratosphere_Fanzine@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Mon, Jul 15, 2013 7:19 pm
      Subject: [Stratosphere_Fanzine] Re: Help Identify U.S. 1990s indie college radio Song!


      This is a tough one! The guitar is haunting. I recognize it from a CD from Jen. But the band does seem familiar from 90s college rock. Hmmmm....

      Is it from the "slowcore" subgenre?

      --- In Stratosphere_Fanzine@yahoogroups.com, "sidewaysgaze" <jdloc4@...> wrote:
      > Yes, posted about this way back in 2007, maybe, but I've now uploaded the song at YouTube, so you can listen to it there. I'm not sure if the volume is high enough...but it's there!
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K88UoZhAvo&feature=youtu.be
      > Jen
      > Text from YouTube:
      > I heard this song in the mid-90s on college radio in NJ, USA.
      > Wistful, light, sweetly mournful, clear, young male vocals alternate with a poignant, lilting, gracefully expressive guitar line and shimmering beat. I need help with identifying this song and the artist/band! It's been on my mind since the 1990s... Thanks!
      > Lyrics (based on what I can discern):
      > "When Mars was a lad
      > he met his best man
      > and long into the night
      > they painted the desert skies.
      > He should understand
      > the world in the palm of his hands.
      > Wish you were here - oh yeah.
      > When Mars was a lad
      > he gave the best that he had.
      > He soared into the sky,
      > a restless feeling in his eye.
      > The story left in the sand;
      > he left for his best man.
      > Wish you were here - oh yeah."

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