The Spin Doctors - Little Miss Can't Be Wrong

Posted On: Monday - May 11th 2020 8:09PM MST
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From the 1970s band The Spinners, we move to the 1990s band The Spin Doctors. Instead of being from Motown, this next band is from New York City.

This is not a one-hit-wonder band either, but I think I'd call it a "one-album-wonder" band. That album was Pocket Full of Kryptonite, recorded in 1991. There were a number of hit songs off of it, once they got more publicity in 1992, including Little Miss Can't Be Wrong. There were a few more albums from the band, and like a lot of them, they played way past their prime, but from the Wiki discography, I don't know songs from any of the others.

What a great beat and bright sound! The early 1990s were an era of "alternative rock", and no, we didn't say "alt-rock". I don't know if you would consider this part of that alternative rock, but it reminds me of some of that - see the 10,000 Maniacs, with Hey, Jack Kerouac , Lilydale , and Like the Weather.

I don't think I've ever seen this video, stated by youtube to be their "official" one. I know I had a TV in 1992, but I doubt I had a cable hook-up. Anyway, it beats watching a vinyl record go 'round and 'round at 33 rpm, right?

The Spin Doctors:
Chris Barron – lead vocals
Eric Schenkman – guitar, backing vocals
Mark White – bass
Aaron Comess – drums, keyboards

Wednesday - May 13th 2020 6:58AM MST
PS: I had to look up this Barbara Hershey lady (called Mrs. Seagull for a while), Mr. Ganderson. Man, was she in the middle of the full-on hippy era. Her kid change his given name from "Free" to "Tom" when he was 9 y/o! Haha, he was sick of that hippy stuff early on. What an interesting wiki bio. page.

Natalie Merchant had a great voice and wrote (with her band) some great songs. As is the case with lots of them, it wouldn't be the same without the other 9,999 Maniacs.
Tuesday - May 12th 2020 7:30PM MST
PS . Loved “Like the Weather” I always thought Natalie Merchant and Barbara Hershey could have been sisters.
Tuesday - May 12th 2020 7:26PM MST
PS. The Spin Doctors were popular among the snotty New York rich kids I was teaching in the early 90s. Especially the Dead Heads. I say that in jest- most of them were good kids, just like anywhere else I taught.
Good tune.
Tuesday - May 12th 2020 12:17PM MST
PS: Thanks, Mr. Adams. I do know "Two Princes" of course. Looking at that video reminded me that I absolutely do not like frap hats on guys, unless they are skydiving. Those ones (on the video) look very cute on women, though. I wish they'd come back - probably eaten by moths, I guess.
Tuesday - May 12th 2020 12:14PM MST
PS: Mr. Blanc, I corrected the error you found along with one XXX that should have had Mr. Brown's name and another missing thing, which was the date of the Presidential election of which this book is about - November 5th of 1968.

Thanks, I can copy this comment over to the other post and delete it here if you so desire.

Lots of R's, at least, figured Nixon was "the one" pretty early on, per the book, but he did have a lot of competition to deal with. The Wallace candidacy made things VERY tricky for Dicky in the general election.
Adam Smith
Tuesday - May 12th 2020 9:03AM MST
PS:Good morning Mr. Moderator.

Thank you very much. I kinda forgot about these guys.

Love 'em. Brings back good memories.
Tuesday - May 12th 2020 8:14AM MST
PS It was Edmund “Pat” Brown (father of Jerry) who defeated Nixon in California in 1962. And it’s Dirksen, not Dirkson. As a son of Illinois (no matter how far she has fallen), I must insist on that. One of the great Repub political figures of the age. (If only we had his like today.) Nixon is certainly one of the most unlikely presidents. Completely hopeless at the gladhanding and schmoozing that are the lifeblood of electoral politics. He had a pretty good sense of the popular mood and was an effective behind-the-scenes operator. It’s certainly a possibility that he actually won the 1960 election, only to have it stolen from him by Richard J. Daley in Cook County, Illinois. Apparently, Nixon thought that challenging the result would do more harm to the country than allowing an illegal result to stand, so he conceded. The 1962 CA campaign was ill-conceived from the start. I recall a conversation c. 1967 with another former Goldwater supporter deciding that Nixon was the one for 1968 (to borrow a phrase). It looked pretty good for a while, but his bitterness and resentment against what we now usually refer to as the elites, led to him over-reaching and bringing about his own destruction.
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