Monday, September 27, 2010

Day 57

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians- Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars

It's hard to believe this album came out 22 years ago. Growing up in Dallas, me and my friends were all about New Bohemians. This album especially brings back a lot of good memories of my old friends Naomi and Jessica Stewart. I don't think I'll ever be able to listen to this album and not think of the sisters. And it was cool too, that even though we didn't personally know the New Bo's, we sure felt like we did and we were certainly proud that a Dallas band got so much national exposure. It really felt like the Dallas local scene really took off for awhile at that point. Well, it did for me at least, being 16 and all and not knowing any better.
All of a sudden, you had great bands like Ten Hands, The Buck Pets, Pop Poppins, Course of Empire, etc. I remember seeing youngsters Rhett Miller and David Garza around this time too. 1988-1991 was really my only favorite period out of the 11 years I lived in Dallas, and the music, with New Bohemians leading the way, had a lot to do with that.

So yeah, this album is definitely a keeper. To me, it still sounds as good now as it did 22 years ago. I wonder if Naomi or Jessica are on Facebook...

1 comment:

  1. These guys used to headline Cafe 500 in Deep Ellum back in the day before streetlights and cops on foot patrol, when we were ready to die, or at least be mugged for our art. (Or more likely an underage cocktail.)