26 July 2008

MM Vol 2 - 122 - Hoobastank

MM Vol 2 #122


"Crawling In The Dark"

Genre:Alt Rock
Hoobastank really didn't cut the mustard with this song with me, I only included it on Volume 2 because it deserved a second chance with this [back then, in 2001] band. Hoobastank [what the hell is up with that name?] went on to do much greater things like "The Reason" except for that dreadful performance at the Grammy's [? I think] where they sang live and ended up sounding worse than a cat on a fence during a full moon! Hoobastank also made news with the so called "feud" quoted here from a wikipedia page with Velvet Revolver "On a 2005 co-headlining tour with Velvet Revolver, the band received a chilly reception from some audiences and rumors of a feud between Robb and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland were soon filling Internet message boards. "If I Were You" from Every Man for Himself addressed the whole affair. Doug later said in an interview with MTV News online that he has nothing against Scott Weiland or any other member of Velvet Revolver ".... And ... Whats with the picture on the right? I just like the graphic that's all ... honest injun.
This pool table ain't flat
Their band doesn’t have a normal name, but the four guys of Hoobastank are normal guys. They have normal lives, they do normal things, and they have the same sense of humor as their fans. That’s why Hoobastank—guitarist Dan Estrin, bassist Markku Lappalainen, drummer Chris Hesse and singer Doug Robb—connect with them. Their songs have that intangible ability to speak for and to the things that normal kids think and feel. The debut album from this California-based quartet is likeable, turn-of-the-century modern rock played with little style, but youthful enthusiasm. Nothing here's gonna change the world, but the fact that these guys don't seem inclined toward filling any agenda or catering to a specific audience is promising. It's no-frills rock & roll with occasional power melodies taking charge. ~ [Michael Gallucci, All Music Guide]
Whats wth the name?
Hoobastank formed in the Los Angeles County suburb Agoura Hills in 1994. According to drummer Chris Hesse, vocalist Doug Robb had known guitarist Dan Estrin for some time before competing against him in a high school battle of the bands competition and subsequently, they decided to form a band. They then recruited Markku Lappalainen and Hesse to form Hoobastank, which at the time was spelled Hoobustank (pronounced the same way as "Hoobastank"). In an interview with Launch Yahoo!, Doug Robb said the name had no particular meaning: "You're going to ask me what it means. It doesn't mean anything. And it's really cool, it's one of those old high school inside-joke words that didn't really mean anything." Mike Shinoda and Brad Delson of Linkin Park attended the same high school, Agoura High School, as the members of Hoobastank. ~ [Source:Wikipedia]
For Linkin Park visit Mellow Mix Volume 1 #056
This song has a crowbarred rating of 58.5 out of 108
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