Dave's Faves 1995
1. Bring It On – Seal / Seal
An excellent CD. I'd read reviews that were very favorable, and the description of his music seemed cool, so I took a chance and bought it.
2. Signs, I Can't Take It – Inner Circle / Reggae Dancer
This is the band with the theme song to the TV show 'Cops' ('Bad Boys'). This CD is kind of pop reggae, but very good. It seems to end up in my CD player regularly.
4. Inside Out – Timbuk3 / A Hundred Lovers
These two were a college band 10 years ago ("My future's so bright I gotta wear shades"). I decided to check out how they sound now, and I was impressed. Their lyrics still sound a little college-like, but who listens to lyrics?
5. Someone Else Is Steppin' In (Slippin' Out, Slippin' In) – Buddy Guy / Slippin' In
Buddy's best recording in years. Very entertaining. I can almost see Buddy playing his guitar out on First Avenue.
7. What Would You Say – Dave Matthews Band / Under the Table and Dreaming
I'd hear these guys on the radio and go, "Who are these guys?" I finally associated the name with the tunes when I was poised to buy CDs.
8. Martyr – Rusted Root / When I Woke
I confused this band with the Dave Matthews Band. But they're looser and more quirky. This song is what latter day Talking Heads were trying to do, but not as successfully. Listen for the laugh.
14. Just Wanna Funk with Your Mind – Timbuk3 / A Hundred Lovers
Quirky song, nice riff.
15. Into Your Arms – The Lemonheads / Come On Feel
This song was used in a commercial for some movie, and it really caught me. The rest of the CD kind of sounds the same. One hit wonders.
16. Dizz Knee Land – Dada / Puzzle
Their spelling, not mine (can you say trademark infringement?). When I first heard this song I wanted it, but the whole CD was not worth $15, so when I saw it used at Cheapo for $5, I picked it up (just in time for Dave's Faves!)