January 14, 2009

Unrest//Teenage Suicide

My desire to spotlight some genuine 90s indie led me to a little musical puniness as I was planning the next few OSS posts. Granted, this also might be due to the inherent musical puniness that I witnessed last night at GBM. Reader, bear with me as I kickoff the first post in an elaborate three part series of clever indie quirk.

Heathers may very well be one of my favorite movies. In a prominent subplot to the dark late 80s classic, American teens everywhere are doing themselves in in an effort to be cool. A fictional band, Big Fun, has a hit song out called Teenage Suicide, which gets played on the radio at one point in the movie.

Fast forward a few years to the early 90s and we find Mark Robinson’s 4AD/TeenBeat-signed Unrest with their own extremely amazing version of the song.

For what it’s worth, it was hard to decide which Unrest song to feature, as they’re all so good (close losers were “Makeout Club”—which may be the namesake for the early 00s proto-social networking site, yes I had a profile thank you very much—and “Isabelle”). As for the next installation of this classic early 90s indie puzzle, you’ll just have to wait until tomorrow.

Teenage Suicide (Peel Session).mp3

Teenage suicide, don’t do it!
Teenage suicide, YES I CAN!

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