Time to delve into our piles of CDs for another installment of the Coulda-Shoulda-Woulda Files, where we look at a record that unjustly fell to the wayside:
Song: “The Dog,” 1994
What happened: The Swedish trio Eggstone formed in 1986, and their first U.S. release, Somersault, was released by the BMG-distributed Critique records eight years later; it was stuffed with blindingly bright, hummable-from-first-listen pop songs.
Why it should have been a hit: “The Dog” has a massive chorus and quirky “wish I was a pup” lyrics–it even had a totally goofy video, which could normally guarantee at least a few modern-rock radio spins in the Alternative Nation days. Alas, “The Dog” only recieved a few plays on the college radio circuit–but Eggstone still garners much love from indiepop devotees, and Somersault, 12 years after its release, ranks as one of the best used-bin finds (we got our copy for $1.99) out there.
Eggstone – The Dog [MP3, link expired]
e g g s t o n e [hem.passagen.se]