In keeping with last week's Reality Bites movie theme, I have picked another song this week from the movie's soundtrack.
Juliana Hatfield was born on July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine. She is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter as well as an author from the Boston area. She has a folk/indie rock sound, and has been a member of such bands as Blake Babies and Some Girls.
Juliana first acquired a love of rock music during the 1970s, after a babysitter introduced her to the music of the Los Angeles punk rock band X. This introduction proved to be a life-changing experience for Juliana. She also listened to the music of more mainstream artists such as Olivia Newton-John and The Police, which may explain the contrast in her later music between sweet, melodic "pop" songs and more hard rock oriented music. Ever since her high school years she pictured herself as a singer. She sang in school choirs and briefly played in a cover band called The Squids, which primarily played Rush songs.
Hatfield achieved alterna-rock stardom in 1993 with the release of Become What You Are, which was recorded under the group name The Juliana Hatfield Three. Several songs from the album received regular airplay on major North American rock stations, most notably the song "My Sister" which became the biggest hit of her career, reaching the #1 spot on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and the song's video become a staple on MTV.
I think this song has a very catchy tune to it, plus it is a kind of dark "spin" on a game that is a party of many teenagers right of passage. It's that awkward moment when you get your chance with someone who you really like ... and try to brace yourself for elation or a total and complete let down. But really, that is almost everything in life, right?
Here it is, for your listening pleasure, "Spin The Bottle" ... I hope you enjoy it as well!
And as a bonus, here is the song "My Sister!"