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I'm trying to come up with a list of my least favorite songs (silly me), and I recall being particularly scarred by a video I saw some 3 years ago, but I didn't catch the title.
It was by a kind of 90s alterna-chick. I think it was in black-and-white and kind of underground, as it was played on the Australian show Rage and I had never heard this artist before. She reminded me a bit of Ani DiFranco. It was kind of uptempo indie-folk and the voice was irritating to no end.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Was she a then-current artist sounding like a 90's DiFranco wannabe? Or was this a video actually from the 90's?
Tracy Bonham? Her song was Mother, Mother and I'm pretty sure that video was in black and white.
That was the heart of the mainstream-alterna-pop rage and Lillith Fair. That could be any of 20/30 different artists from that era!!!
This would be a fun game. One person is as vague as possible in describing a song and the rest of us have to try to guess the song.
The RYM board helped me find it! Behold the horror that is Diana Anaid.
What's even worse is that this video appears to be uploaded by Diana Anaid herself from the video description, and she included "Ani" and "DiFranco" as tags. Awful AND shameless.
Moonbeam, I don't always agree with you when it comes to music, but that was easily one of the worst songs that I have ever heard.
Yeah,I thought it was terrible but it looks as if there were plenty of people who didn't share this view. On wikipedia:
Diana mastered the CD at Sony in Sydney, got 500 CD’s made and immediately sent a few copies to Triple J (not for the Unearthed competition) and Richard Kingsmill, the then Australian Music Show DJ, gave the track ‘I Go Off’ (track #1 on debut album) a spin, which resulted in an immediate call in from listeners of over 100 a day, setting a record at the time and resulting in him playing it a lot! This resulted it taking off around the country on Triple J.
Triple J ‘got sick of requests from listeners for details on how to buy ‘I Go Off’ and gave Diana’s home number out on the air.