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.
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.