In the early-mid-'90s, there was demand for alternative rock without the pathos of grunge. Songs that rocked out with a sense of humor were welcomed on Top 40 radio as a respite from the sensitive R&B (Boyz II Men, Toni Braxton), ballads (Celine Dion, Richard Marx), and quirky pop (Ace of Base, Color Me Badd) that dominated playlists.
This left room for songs like "Three Little Pigs
" by Green Jelly, "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong
" by Spin Doctors, and "Everything About You" by Ugly Kid Joe.
"New Age Girl," with the hook line, "She don't eat meat, but she sure like the bone," got a fair amount of airplay despite this sexual reference, which the inner Beavis in all of us thought was hilarious. The band name was also a hoot - one female DJ we worked with delighted in saying it on the air. The reference to the name is actually quite highbrow, as Deadeye Dick
is a Kurt Vonnegut novel.