It is also the year a 6-piece band, Big Mountain, released “Baby, I Love Your Way” in a reggae-ized version of the classic 1975 Peter Frampton love song. Although the sound was a very commercialized version of reggae, the band nonetheless managed to charm the American and British public with their uplifting cut, all the way to the Top Ten. Originally formed in San Diego as the Rainbow Warriors, the band went through several lineups before centralizing around vocalist/guitarist Quino. With three major releases, the band championed Jamaican reggae, a sound we can’t seem to get enough of in the Trendland office lately.
Enjoy this week’s throwback, guaranteed to improve any outlook.
My favorite year in music has to be 1994. Many musically historic moments occurred this year: Nirvana played their final concert, the Verbier Festival launched in Switzerland, Oasis’ Definitely Maybe became the fastest selling debut in the UK, the Eagles reunited for their Hell Freezes Over tour, Green Day revived Punk with their album Dookie, Jeff Buckley released Grace, and Nas dropped his prolific debut Illmatic.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale