Daily Dose: ‘Screamager’ by Therapy?

Ah, the 90’s, when alternative rock/metal was king. It was a different, simpler time, and produced gems like this, which still kind of sound good even though they really shouldn’t. It’s from the 1994 album Troublegum, which I applaud as a name because if you’re going to go for puns you should probably go all in. It’s not the type of music I would associate with heavy punnage, but I guess people from all walks of life can enjoy the humble art of pun, plus, this was apparently the closest thing to a breakthrough album Therapy? had, so the puns clearly worked well for them. These guys are from Northern Ireland, which I don’t really view as a hotbed of this kind of music, but I guess lots of people were making this kind of music back then, and it doesn’t take a huge leap of logic to work out that these guys probably had a lot to angsty as a bunch of kids growing up in Norn Iron in the 70’s and 80’s. Anyway, this barrels along enjoyably (it’s only two and a half minutes, hooray for brevity), and while it is thoroughly “of its period”, it’s still a good little reminder to when we were all young and angry about our lot in life. Unless you weren’t, in which case I would suggest listening while thinking about the last time you stubbed your toe.


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