posted by March 23 at 12:26 PMon
Collective Soul is still a band? They’re playing the Moore tonight. They put out a new album last summer and made a deal with Target that they would be the exclusive physical retailer of the album for one year. Somehow it seems fitting that you can only buy the new Collective Soul album at Target.
But really, no one cares about 2008 Collective Soul. It’s 1995 Collective Soul that will forever be burned into the recesses of our memories, that one song we heard too many times and now will never fully leave our consciousness. In college some friends and I actually made a party game out of the song “Shine,” and so far it has worked the few times we’ve actually tried it out. It goes like this: walk into a room with several groups of people having light conversation without music blaring - a kitchen seems to work nicely. Make your way to the center of the room, and in a loud but not obnoxious voice sing the memorable guitar line from “Shine:” “Duh nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh NAH.” (see 3:25 in video) Most assuredly, if done loud enough, someone will instantaneously and unwittingly turn away from their conversation to add in a deep voice, “Yeah.” Turns out, Collective Soul isn’t just a band, it’s a reflex.