Thursday, June 4, 2009

2 Skinnee J's - "Riot Nrrrd" (forgotten song)

"Riot Nrrrd" is a single from 2 Skinnee J's first LP, 1998's "Supermercado!". This song is time capsule in many ways. First, the very title is a nod to the early 1990's Riot Grrrl movement. Second, the music is firmly within the 1990's punk/rap/ska sound, including fellow Capricorn Records label-mates 311, Cake, and Everything. Third, droll name checking of John Hughes, Anthony Michael Hall, Underroos, Thundercats, the Island of Misfit Toys, Field of Dreams and Contact leaves little doubt this song is by and for Gen Xers. Take time to explore the lyrics; they are especially funny if you lived it.

This song received a good bit of radio airplay when it came out but seems to have fallen out of favor, perhaps edged out on the local stations by its ponderous cousin, nu metal (ZZZzzzz).

Link: YouTube.

2010-04-15 Edit: The YouTube version linked above seems to have lost its audio track, so here's a version on

2013-09-27 Edit: Here's a new version on YouTube.

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