PLEASE HELP -- trying to find the name of a CD from the 90s

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by roller, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Hi, folks! I'm trying to find a CD I owned in the 90s. I can't remember the name of the artist... or the album... or any of the songs. I just recall it included a couple of decent cuts and I kinda remember what the album cover looked like. Can you help refresh my memory?

    Here's what I can tell you:

    1. The album was from the early 90s, sometime between 1993 and 1996.
    2. It was alternative rock.
    3. I believe it was the debut album by a band (i.e., not a solo artist... nor was someone's personal name in the band's name). And I think the band's name was one word.
    4. The band was barely a one-hit wonder.
    5. The album cover was mostly black & white, but I believe it had a little red showing.
    6. I seem to remember there was some sort of cartoony looking bug or mouse on the cover... standing on the street... in a regular SoCal looking residential neighborhood.

    Anyone have any idea what this album is I'm trying to track down?

    Big thanks!
     
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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Lucy by Candlebox - 1995:

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  3. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Not a bad guess... meets most of the criteria... not it though.

    If we find it, it's gonna make everyone say "WHO?"... it was an obscure band that didn't have much success.
     
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  4. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
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    These guys were pretty popular, but they fizzled out pretty fast. Still one of my favorite bands!
    Everything but #6 on your list.
     
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  5. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Wow... and here I didn't think I had anything to do to day, at work... :laugh:. I tried several Google searches, as I'm sure you did, finagling your clues in different sequences, and didn't really see anything that matched... Good luck, though!
     
  6. dxb

    dxb

    Dec 25, 2016
    Unfortunately "alt-rock" is a bit of a catch-all genre. Can you name any other bands that this mystery band was similar to? Do you remember if the singer was male or female? Were they an American band?
     
  7. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
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  8. dxb

    dxb

    Dec 25, 2016
    The closest I can find so far is Semisonic's 1998 album "Feeling Strangely Fine" which had their only hit song "Closing Time". Its got a black & white cover with a bit of red and takes place on a street...

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  9. prooftheory

    prooftheory

    Dec 4, 2017
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  10. SLO Surfer

    SLO Surfer

    Jun 3, 2009
    Los Osos, CA
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  11. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Have you checked between the seat cushions of your couch? Is it still in the CD player... of your '88 Honda Civic... which you donated... in '01?
     
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  12. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
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    Probably not correct, but based on your description this is what I thought of.
     
  13. fakeneckplate'65

    fakeneckplate'65 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Columbus, OH
    Failure
    1994
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  14. Wasnex

    Wasnex

    Dec 25, 2011
    Maybe you just need to get in the right frame of mind?

    Do you remember lyric fragments? Try Google with lyric fragments in parenthesis.

    I frequently find forgotten treasures by listening to songs in the same genre on YouTube.
     
  15. BassFishingInAmerica

    BassFishingInAmerica

    Jul 24, 2014
    I figured I'd take a shot in the dark.

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  16. Take a look at the billboard charts for alternative rock in the years you mentioned. Maybe you will recognize a song title or artist. Good luck. :cool:
     
  17. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
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  18. Less than a one hit wonder, so I doubt this is it. Nobody knows this album, but it was one of the best from the 90s (93 I think).

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  19. Richland123

    Richland123

    Apr 17, 2009
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  20. roller

    roller Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone... some good ones in there, but no match yet.

    Much appreciated!