Thursday, August 07, 2008

Crushes of the Week: mid-90s alternative chicks

This week's Crushes are mid-90s alternative chicks. See, back in day female-fronted alt rock groups were everywhere, much to the delight of hormonal fanboys such as myself. To quote a passage from High Fidelity:

Barry: I wanna date a musician.
Rob Gordon: I wanna live with a musician. She'd write songs at home and ask me what I thought of them, and maybe even include one of our little private jokes in the liner notes.
Barry: Maybe a little picture of me in the liner notes.
Dick: Just in the background somewhere.

Yep, Nick Hornby knows the heart of the male music geek.

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So, who was I totally crushed out on as college student? That'd be Toni Halliday (of Curve), Juliana Hatfield, Harriet Wheeler (of The Sundays), Justine Frischmann (of Elastica), Tanya Donelly (of Belly and Throwing Muses), Liz Phair, Anna Waronker (of that dog), Bic Runga, and Poe

In coming up with this list, I omitted three or four women who will be Crushes sometime in the future. No, I'm not going to name names.

For related previous Crushes, check out these mid-90s ska chicks.


spydrz said...

Def Leppardska!

Micah said...

Psssst...wrong post and a couple of years too late. :)

spydrz said...


Micah said...

Now you're just recycling jokes.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh ... mammories.

Micah said...

Well, Jewel wasn't really considered alternative, but you're right. I should've included her.