I don’t wanna be accused of hyperbole here, but the 90’s may have been the greatest decade for music in the history of time (yes, including the 60’s). John Vettese is doing a swell job of proving that with his show What’s The Frequency??? #WTFXPN (full disclosure: he’s my editor). What could be a more wonderful way to celebrate the 90’s than on ‘Frequency’ Friday with a pair of woefully underplayed acts of the 90’s?
Failure began as so many behemoths did, with Steve Albini behind the boards. Some touring with Tool and they should have been next up roster after Soundgarden. Twas not to be, and they reached the status of popular bands that never quite broke through the surface (see Far and Quicksand). Hum was a one hit wonder (if you let the charts tell you what a hit is) and much more expansive than that title implies. More dynamic and dirty than their contemporaries, with a tendency to drone on a bit, and make the unpolished feel polished. Continue reading →