Sunday, May 20, 2012

One Hit Wonders # 6 - Whale

Here's another One Hit Wonder for ya...this time brought to you courtesy of a Swedish pop/electronica  group known as Whale. Formed in the early 90s by Henrik Schyffert, Gordon Cyrus and Cia Berg, their first single, "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe" taken from their album  We Care in 1993, received heavy airplay on MTV and while going top 10 in Sweden and Norway, also managed to hit #24 on the U.S. modern rock charts. A rather maniacal little number, it can be best described as chaos kept in check by a funky bass and drum groove. Once you think it's about to go hurtling off the rails, the groove reels it back in just in time...that is, except at the end where it pretty much sails off into oblivion leaving us all a bit exhausted. Hang on tight, for here comes "Hobo Humpin' Slobo Babe", our latest One Hit Wonder!

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