Why the '90s Weren't That Great; the Blood Brothers Call It Quits

Selections from Reverb, our daily music and nightlife blog.

Scrolling through the comments to Krist Novoselic's intelligent and insightful blog post, I was struck by the couple that claimed that the '90s ruled and music sucks today. Do people really think the '90s were great? I mean, sure, there were a few great bands that managed to slip into the mainstream. Mr. Novoselic was in one of those bands. I also remember seeing Dinosaur Jr. on MTV once or twice. But mostly, I heard and saw just as much garbage on the radio and MTV as I do now. Below is a small list of musical acts I distinctly remember hearing a hell of a lot more than Nirvana, etc., in the '90s.

Better than Ezra

Gin Blossoms

Stone Temple Pilots

Montell Jordan

Ace of Base



Sheryl Crow


Goo Goo Dolls





— Brian J. Barr

The End of the Blood Brothers

Man, I'm very sorry to report I just came across this MySpace post from the Blood Brothers and the rumors were true—they've officially called it quits:

Dear Friends,

After 10 years of making music as The Blood Brothers, we have made the collective decision that our time together has come to an end. We feel extremely fortunate to have spent such a deeply memorable and amazing part of our lives with each other. At this point, however, we feel it's best that our futures move forward on separate paths. We'd like to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to all the bands we've played with, individuals who have helped us make our records, and fans who have come to our shows and picked up our music throughout the years. Your friendship, support and love hold such a profoundly special place in each of our hearts. We hope that the memories you attach to our music are as fond as those you have given us. Thank you and take care, we'll miss all of you.


The Blood Brothers

A major bummer, to say the least—I thought they were one of the most unique punk acts operating today. I just saw them on The Henry Rollins Show the other night, and they were fucking awesome. Damn! Watch their video for "Set Fire to the Face on Fire" and weep:

— Hannah Levin

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