Friday, May 16, 2008

I've Been Downhearted, Baby

I know what you're thinking right about now:

Whatever happened to the "Primitive Radio Gods"?

You all remember the notorious P.R.G., don't you?

Inimitable one-hit wonder from the mid-90s?

Okay, perhaps they were more than a bit imitable in retrospect.

Lordy, I remember listening to this single TO DEATH back in the day. It sounds cool and profound but the lyrics amount to this navel-gazing alterna-babble that was prominent in music at the time:
Am I alive or thoughts that drift away?
Does summer come for everyone?
Can humans do as prophets say?
And if I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days I lived awake
But half asleep?
UTTERLY fucking meaningless! And yet, it seemed to mean more.

Meant something to us for one summer in the mid-90s, at least.

What can you tell us about them, Wikipedia...?


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