Saturday, November 22, 2008

November 22, 2008: Superchunk - "Driveway to Driveway"

Superchunk was one of the holy "indie rock" bands of the '90s. They have also always been one of my favorites. After four years, three albums, and countless singles of noisy, perfect pop-punk, a funny thing happened to Superchunk in 1994. They grew up.

Singer/guitarist Mac McCaughan and bassist Laura Ballance, co-founders of the band and of their label Merge Records, broke up. The band played on... a little more polished, a little more focused, and sometimes a little slower. Foolish still contained its share of rock anthems, but its finest moment was a drunken ode to a regretful split.

"Driveway to Driveway" was one of the great songs of the decade. The video is pretty awesome, too.

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