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Sunday, March 23, 2008


posted by on March 23 at 12:26 PM

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.

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HAHAHA I totally just did that before I finished reading the premise of the game. I guess I have the Collective Soul reflex too.

Posted by chris | March 23, 2008 3:02 PM

Shine, Heavy and Gel - If they still play just those three songs, it might almost be worth going to see them. Almost.

Tonight, though, I'll take Mick Jones' band; at least they don't call themselves The Clash.

Posted by rk | March 23, 2008 3:21 PM

gag reflex

Posted by lar | March 23, 2008 7:30 PM

Yeah they totally have cooties. Eww.

Now tell us about something you like.

Posted by JK | March 23, 2008 8:57 PM

I've always felt like "Shine" needed different barnyard animal noises in the breaks, e.g.:

Duh nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh NAH


Duh nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh NAH


Duh nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh nuh Nah nuh NAH

Probably just me.

Posted by danmohr | March 24, 2008 7:53 AM

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