Saturday, April 21, 2012

S is for...


Sneaker Pimps. One of my most favorite bands of all time, these guys. Based out of Hartlepool, England, they're a delicious mix between Massive Attack (love them, too) and ... oh, I don't know. Plumb or something. Maybe even a little Death Cab for Cutie. Good stuff. They also date me a little, I suppose; I'm a 90's child, so bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, and Smashing Pumpkins really melt my butter.

Anyways! They're my go-to for writing soundtracks, because they do lovely things to my muse. Why? Can't explain, sorry. But give a listen to Half Life, the first track on the 1999 album Splinter, and maybe my obsession will make some sense.
Then again, maybe not.

What music inspires your muse?

By the way, Sneaker Pimps got their name from an article the Beastie Boys published about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers.

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Lynn Proctor said...

i was surprised,when i turned and asked my husband if he had heard of sneaker pimps--to find he had not--now beastie boys he's got them---

Tara Tyler said...

i like sneaker pimps and all those 90s bands. totally love the mainstream alternative! fave radio station is 99X from atlanta and i still listen to them on line in ohio =)

mindthagap said...

Thanks for the new music find! I like them! :)

Christine Rains said...

I've never heard of them, but I'm way out of the loop with music these days. It's all about The Wiggles and Yo Gabba Gabba with my toddler right now. My muse randomly nabs songs. Something out of nowhere will inspire a character or scene for me.

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