Monday, April 12, 2010

Ah the 90s...

Remember the 90s? If you don't, it was that brief period of time when people outside of the Northwest started wearing flannels because it was suddenly fashionable.

During this era, a particularly dark period of time in comic, we had a dead Superman, a Batman with a broken back, a Green Lantern on a ego driven power trip, Wonder Woman doing nothing too important but losing her role in the pantheon of super heroes, and Flash, once again, running off an "dying" trying to stop a "crisis."

What we were left with was a Superboy with a terrible haircut and a leather jacket, but a semi-decent choice in music.  Of course you may recognize two of the three bands names but what was that other band? Could it be?

Local trivia time, Karl Kessel, the creator of the new Superboy, hailed from Portland so it seems fitting that he would name-drop one of Portland's great bands.  and The Spinanes were one of the great Portland bands of the nineties. Perhaps he saw them at Satyricon or La Luna during that golden era.

Of course it doesn't really matter, music is music, but one must ask, why is Superboy only interested in purchasing girl fronted rock bands. Not too many men listened to Liz Phair back in the day. And, well, to this day, most people who listened to Hole are laughed at. But why not ask for an album with Pond or Hazel, or, hell, even the Dandy Warhols?
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