U-Mass

Album: Trompe Le Monde (1991)
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  • U-Mass is short for "University Of Massachusetts," where lead singer Black Francis and guitarist Joey Santiago met and formed the band. Francis wasn't enthralled with the institution: he quit after two years. >>
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    Eric - Anchorage, AK

Comments: 9

  • Andrew Smith from United KingdomDid Kim actually play the slap bass bit? Sounds like a massive departure from her usual style.
  • Dorkybowtie from London, United Kingdomi dont see much similarity between this song and Smells Like Teen Spirit although the two are always compared.. this song isnt convincing.. and comes off as mocking teenage rebellion to me. or maybe just not pulling the whole angst thing off? I dunno thats just me,
  • Sean Dana from Milpitas, CaThis is the Pixies song that "Smells Like Teen Spirit" most closely resembles, hands down. The chorus riff. The drums. The sloppy guitar solo. The angsty, apathetic, rebellious mood. The screaming. Need I go on?
  • Alan from Boston, MaWhen my friends went there, and I hung out there, in the late 70's/early 80's we used a more descriptive term for the place...ZOOMASS!!
  • Fallenpictures from Boston, MaUMASS Amherst is a very pretentious school. Moreover than any. I think this is only a pun on that. 'bright ideas, to us that's dear' etc.
  • Scott from Palm Desert, CaThe wonderful lyrical prowess of "Oh kiss me c***, Oh kiss me C***
  • Robert from Bergen, NorwayStudents everywhere can identify themselves with this lyric. Shallow politics and promiscuous sexuality, don't mind if I help myself to some....
  • Alfred from Sidmouth, CoSorry My Lord but this song rocks!
  • Alfred from Sidmouth, CoNo it wasn't made in secrt
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