Sevens (90s One-Hitters) :: Daisy Chainsaw/Love Your Money

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.)

AD is spending the month of May looking at some one-hitters from the 90s; an age rife with overlooked “alternative” gems from the days of 120 Minutes and the just below-the-surface power-pop scene that was bursting with great music. Sevens takes a look at a handful of these singles.

You wouldn't know it anymore, but people of a particular vintage know how important a role MTV played in shaping, exposing and breaking music in its first 20 years of existence. This extended from the station's left-of-the-dial video shows (120 Minutes, Headbanger's Ball, Alternative Nation, Yo! MTV Raps, etc.) into their stabs at more traditional programming. And for me, nearly as important as those video shows was Beavis and Butt-Head. My first exposure to Pavement, the Butthole Surfers and even Wilco came through the video watching segments of the show. But so did my first exposure to some bands who would be as momentary as those others would become legendary.

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