New Age Girl

Album: A Different Story (1994)
Charted: 27

Songfacts®:

  • 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.
  • Written by the group's frontman Caleb Guillotte, this song is about a girl named Mary Moon who is the type who gets her food at the farmer's market and her clothes at the head shop. She also has quite a libido (this is the only song we know of that rhymes "sexual" with "intellectual").

    Guillotte based Mary Moon on one of his ex-girlfriends, who had given some crystals to his parents. He says that when the song came out, various girls that really were named Mary Moon contacted him, often showing him their driver's licenses to prove it.
  • After this song was released, it was used in the 1994 movie Dumb and Dumber, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels.
  • Deadeye Dick released one more album (Whirl, 1995) before calling it quits. Guillotte and bass player Mark Miller both took jobs in the film industry - Miller works as an actor under the stage name "Mark Adam." Their drummer, Bill Landry, became an anesthesiologist.

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