This week's edition of Retro Friday features the band Mother Love Bone, and the song "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns."
"Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" is a song by the Seattle based rock band Mother Love Bone. The song is the fourth track on the band's debut album, Shine (1989). "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" is actually two songs sequenced together. "Crown of Thorns" is found by itself on the band's sole studio album, Apple (1990). "Chloe Dancer" was not released as a stand alone track.
The song was featured in director Cameron Crowe's 1989 film, Say Anything, however it was not included on the film's soundtrack. The song is also featured on the soundtrack for another one of Crowe's films, the 1992 film Singles (which is one of my all time favorite films as far as sound tracks go). It was also featured in the One Tree Hill episode "Pictures of You" in 2007 and can be found on The Road Mix: Music from the Television Series One Tree Hill, Volume 3.
I absolutely love this song. First of all, it was one of the songs on the standard play list for the band that we were "band-aids" for on college. Second of all, the song tells a beautiful/erie song that tells a story of love, life, and the struggles that one faces along the journey. I'm not really sure why I like this song so much, but the lyrics and sound are all pretty amazing.
Okay, without any more rambling, here it is for your listening pleasure, "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns."