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This was Airborne Toxic Event's debut single. It was re-released in 2009 after the band gained some notoriety.
Both this song and "Sometime Around Midnight
" were penned by the band's songwriter Mikel Jollett about the same former girlfriend. However they were written nearly a year apart. Jollett told MishMashMagazine.com
that this song, "was actually written first but is a more upbeat take on the situation I guess."
A band so baffling, even their names were contrived. Check your score in the Ramones version of Fact or Fiction.
Mike Watt - "History Lesson, Pt. 2"
Mike Watt of the Minutemen tells the story of the song that became an Indie Rock touchstone. It's also the story of what Mike calls "The Movement."
The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.