Playlist Thursday – Teen Angst

This week Playlist Thursday is all about songs from our teenage years. Those songs, good or bad, that remind of us adolesence. I went to Jr. High and Highschool in the 90s in a small Nova Scotian town and I was a huge fan of the Halifax music scene. These three bands were favourites of mine and always bring back fond memories – no angst over here with these songs.

Before I get to my choices for this week let’s recap how the Playlist Thursday format works:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

Thanks again for hosting Pavement Runner. It’s always a good time.

Something Old

Artist: Sloan

Title: Underwhelmed

Side note: A list about my teenage years just wouldn’t be complete without Sloan. You may remember my love for Sloan from this playlist but here’s something you don’t know yet: I collected everything Sloan I could get my hands on back in the day. Magazines, stickers, newspaper clippings, etc. I put it all in yellow file folder and still have it to this day.

Quotable: “She was underwhelmed if that’s a word. I know it’s not cause I looked it up. It’s one of those skills that I learned in my school.”

Something New

Artist: Joel Plaskett Emergency

Title: Nowhere with you

Side note: Joel Plaskett was originally in the band Thrush Hermit back in the 90s. Thrush Hermit were signed with Murderecords in Halifax, which was started by members of Sloan. Joel Plaskett continues to make music to this day. This isn’t a new song but it is on my playlist and one of my favourites.

Quotable: “Hey good-lookin. Why the frown? You always look better when it’s upside down.”

Something to consider

Artist: The Super Friendz

Title: Karate Man

Side note: Superfriendz were also signed to Murderecords and a big part of the Halifax music scene in the 90s. During a highschool English field trip to Halifax some friends and I went to the offices of Murderecords and scored a bunch of free stuff, including a signed poster of Sloan. Basically, everything comes back to Sloan when we’re talking about my teen years.

Quotable: “Karate man, karate man. Dressed in plain clothes no one knows who you are.”

What songs remind you of your teen years?

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