So, my brother wrote this post a bit back and I have been thinking about it. I wrote a response. Both generated some debate, so for the first time, I have mashed two of our posts into one terrible Frankensteinian beast. Any ideas for bands we’ve missed or explanations for the phenomenon?
Here’s my brother’s bit to begin:
It occurred to me the other night that there were a lot of bands with numbers in them from the Nineties. I think Seven Mary Three was the best. I came to this conclusion after along conversation with an elementary school friend last week with whom I enjoyed many of these songs. The football game was not very exciting because the Patriots were like seven touchdowns ahead. I decided to have a mixed drink and this turned into why Seven Mary Three was a better band than Third Eye Blind. We had to first determine which bands were up for consideration. For instance was 311 up for the best band with numbers in it from the Nineties?
So, my brother’s recent post about bands with numbers in their names originated not just from a conversation he had with a childhood friend, but also from some riffing that he and I did on the subject. Yes, as the commenter Jake keenly observed, my brother left far too many bands out of consideration. And, as my brother insisted, this is not accidental: he really just wanted to (1) denigrate Third Eye Blind while (2) defending an under-remembered and muscular-sounding band named Seven Mary Three.
The list below will be going through “Changes” too