To celebrate the release of their debut album, ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’, US threesome HeyRocco give us their run down of the best 90s tracks.
Nathan Jake Merli, Chris Cool (we’d probably marry him just to have that name) and Tanner ‘Taco’ Cooper are three pretty boys who would wear your Nana’s pearls and sing with the angst of a thousand teenagers to a mash-up of angelic harmonies and fuzzed up grunge guitars. They sold out their first UK show at Koko last year and we’ve been lusting after more tracks to head-bang too with unbrushed hair and a surly expression ever since. Luckily, their debut album ‘Teenage Movie Soundtrack’ came out last week and it’s stuffed with riffs and lines about high school. A total dream. Listen to their track “Loser Denial” below before checking out the trio’s top picks of the 90s.
HeyRocco – “Loser Denial”
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
This song spoke to very many people.
RHCP – “Under The Bridge”
The band at their best line-up singing about real shit with Rick Rubin behind the board.
Pearl Jam – “Jeremy”
I don’t really like Pearl Jam although this song taught me harmonics.
Guns n Roses – “November Rain”
No Sweet Child or Paradise City but November Rain kept GNR’s foot in the door a little longer than just the mid-80s.
Oasis – “Wonderwall”
It’s ok to say Liam had a really great voice at one point and we once made a $50 tip on an impromptu cover of this song at a beach bar.
Radiohead – “Creep”
A wonderful start to an upright career for Radiohead. They later proved they could do it all but I think Thom found his true voice right from the beginning.
Blur – “Song 2”
In America it’s all we really got from Blur unless you’re 20+ years hip.
Soundgarden – “Black Hole Sun”
This video shreds and i’ve always liked it’s haunting feel.
R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
Stupid good song, something about it will forever click.
Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
Again, much like Guns N Roses, 90s Metallica was a thing with 1991’s Enter Sandman. I’d have gone with something off “Kill ‘Em All” but it was a little early.