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Yes, some more 90's nostalgia from your pal Tony. Has there really been much 90's nostalgia? I remember the 70's being celebrated and revisited a lot towards the last half of the 80's, and the loving lookback to 80's music seemed to begin before the 80's were even finished. I blame the death of Top 40 radio as a medium that the masses listened to, and the compartmentalization of popular music into format-based radio stations. Most of the really cool music from the 90's never got a sniff of radio play (though Nirvana is one obvious exception,) and many people didn't have to hear the types of "hit" music that wasn't played on their niche stations. I believe this began the trend towards further personalization of people's tastes and listening habits, and certainly had to have something to do with there not being an easy way to even divide up 90's music for compilations. Hell, nowadays it seems people barely listen to albums as a whole anymore, with the tendency to hit shuffle on their media player and let your own personal Jack run rampant.
Oh yeah, this 7"! I first heard these guys when a friend of mine put Grape Juice Plus on a mixtape. First off, that's a great fucking song title. A reference from the third Planet of the Apes film? SOLD. And it turned out to be one of my favorite songs ever. So of course this single was immediately hunted down and ensnared like a human.
The basic evolution for the very short lived Cupid Car Club is that they were the band after Nation of Ulysses and before The Make-Up. Although this came out on Kill Rock Stars, this single has the Dischord stamp all over it, as Nation of Ulysses was a Dischord band, and these 4 songs were recorded by Fugazi's Brendan Canty and Guy Picciotto. Now that that that's what I've been waiting for.