Break Up Your Band

A blog about cataloguing and dissecting the best music of the 1990s (mostly).

John Frusciante is a writer/performer living in NYC. His writing about music and comedy has appeared on AmplifierMagazine.com, The Onion News Network, Cracked.com, etc. He can frequently be seen at the UCB Theatre, where he is the Artistic Associate. He has the same name as--but is not the same person as--the guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The Vandals - “Oi To The World”
Oi To The World, 1996

Merry Christmas from Trent Reznor.

Happy Birthday to Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam, Hovercraft, two hours of recording himself moaning in pain from some kind of stomach ailment and calling it the Into The Wild soundtrack). Here at Break Up Your Band we prefer to remember you in the good old days and we will give you a day of absolution from Yield.

Scott Weiland - “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”

As a teenager, I idolized Scott Weiland and poured over every bit of Stone Temple Pilots information I could find. That being said, everything about this song and video is a nightmare.

Sorry I have been neglecting this blog for a while. Here is a Spotify playlist of some of my favorite songs from 2012.

(Source: Spotify)

The Locust Live at Zed Records, 1995. Line-up includes Jimmy LaValle on keyboards.

A new Guided By Voices song surfaced on the Rolling Stone website today so here’s their first national television appearance, on the Jon Stewart Show in 1995, playing “King and Caroline” from Alien Lanes. In the time it took me to write this post Robert Pollard wrote two new GBV albums. Not songs, albums.

The Break Up Your Band Podcast Returns!

Episode #6 of the Break Up Your Band Podcast is now available on iTunes. After a hiatus of who knows how many months I was reminded by a small child I visited in a hospital that my taste in music is too important not to be shared with the world. Thank you little boy, wherever you are.

This week’s podcast features great music from Paws, Pinback, Purity Ring, as well as bands whose names don’t start with the letter P.