Monday, July 9, 2012
Awesome 80's Songs You May Have Forgotten- Violent Femmes "Blister In The Sun"
Not going to lie, I was down right shocked when I found out this song was from the 80's. I heard this song on my way to work this morning and was all set on kicking the week off with a little Awesome 90's Songs You May Have Forgotten. Good thing I fact checked (wiki'd the song) only to find out that it's actually from 1983. Regardless, it's a great tune, and thus "Awesome 80's Songs You May Have Forgotten" was born.
Funny story about this song- back in 2002 my cousin graduated from Georgetown University. It was a beautiful ceremony and the ensuing party that followed was a blast. A certain family member who will remain nameless provided me with a couple of rum and cokes, and shortly afterwards another cousin and I began carousing and eventually found ourselves an unoccupied campus golf cart with the keys sitting in the ignition. Needless to say we took it for a whirl, and somewhere along our journey I remember hearing this song blasting as loud as possible off in the distance. I was convinced that the Violent Femmes themselves were preforming this song somewhere on campus, so I took off on foot to try and find the concert.
I never could pin point the building that the sound was coming from, but for years I would go on to tell people that the Violent Femmes played a concert at Georgetown on grad weekend and that I could hear it from outside. It's only now, ten years later, that I'm starting to realize it was probably just some grad party playing the song really, really loud.
Oh well, made for a good story all these years.
This song was also featured in a 2012 commercial for Hewlett Packard which featured a group of nuns clapping to a song about heroin and jerking off. Sweet!