Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Matthew Sweet - Mr Smalls - 10.21.11 - 20th Anniversary 'Girlfriend' Tour
Sweet's most popular album, 'Girlfriend' was released 20 years ago and eventually was certified gold. This was during the heyday of grunge where power pop was the bottom of the barrel for many music fies. Even though it wasn't the most popular album that year in the alt world, 'Girlfriend' was considered a masterpiece of post-punk pop. Sweet's reputation sky rocketed before fizzling out after his follow up 100% Fun in 1995.
Sweet is touring behind the 20th year anniversary of 'Girlfriend' and will be playing the LP in its entirety. I am not sure what to expect, much less if I even recall enjoying the album back in the day. Listening to a couple of songs, I guess it's a solid output, but does nothing in the way of nostalgia. I guess Nirvana was playing nonstop on my cassette tape.
Should be interesting to see what kind of crowd he will get for this show.