I forgot how much I love Hooverphonic!
This is their 1996 video for 2wicky that got me hooked. It came on MTV’s AMP back when the show only came on after midnight on Fridays (I think) . They are roughly considered a trip hop group, and at the time this came out Husband (then Boyfriend) and I were desperately seeking music like this, though we didn’t understand why. We’d wait all week for AMP, settle into my parent’s tv room with our then-hard-to-find Jones Sodas and soak it in.
Husband/Boyfriend thought I was ridiculous for immediately running out to spend all my babysitting money on the album based on this one song, but he soon “borrowed” the CD from me and I had to marry him to get it back.
If you take the most direct route from Denver to Taos, NM you must pass through the San Louis Valley, or “The Mysterious Valley” infamous for it’s strange paranormal activity: UFO sightings, cattle mutilations, black helicopters, etc. Somehow Hooverphonic’s albums A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular and Blue Wonder Power Milk became our theme music for travelling through the SLV. So that’s the roundabout way I got to posting this blog. We hadn’t been down in over a year, therefore I hadn’t heard Hooverphonic in just as long. It all came flooding back to me. These albums are spectacular. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…