in which I am showing my age.
Justine Frischmann was the de facto leader of this mid-90s Britpop band, Elastica. This song, "Connection", was the group's biggest hit, although but they were never able to fully capitalize on its success for any long-term impact in the public consciousness. "Connection" drew controversy in the music press because the opening riff was rather flagrantly stolen lock, stock, and barrel from the art-punk group Wire.
In the U.S., Elastica were a one-hit-wonder. In their native Britain, they were a brief sensation with a tremendous amount of unfulfilled promise.
To provide a bit of back story, Frischmann dated Damon Albarn of Blur for many years. Their breakup was documented in the latter band's album 13, which was released in 1999.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
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