Whilst looking for something to listen to in the car, I rediscovered an album that I completely obsessed over back in ‘93: Big Red Letter Day, the fourth album from Boston pop-rockers, Buffalo Tom. Bill Janovitz and crew might have hit their creative zenith with their follow-up, Sleepy Eyed, but Big Red Letter Day remains a perfect testament to smart pop rock songwriting. In fact, I’d wager that Janovitz’s recurring themes of alienation and internal discord had a pretty sizable influence on my own writing.
Anyway, here’s the very early 90’s looking video for their biggest single off the album, ‘Sodajerk’.
Oddly enough, Buffalo Tom have a new album slated for release in 2007 (their first original recording since 1998’s underrated ‘Smitten’ ), so I’ll have to keep an ear out for it.