Man talking in a 90s song
July 21, 2015 7:53 AM   Subscribe

What's that 90s song with the guy talking?

I need to find a song from the 90s...I believe it would have been an alt-rock song. I don't have any lyrics or hint of memory of the actual music. All I know is that it had a deep-voiced male speaking. He had a slow voice. I think the speaking part was only in the beginning of the song. It was morose. I don't remember what he was even talking about. It's not the sunscreen song. It's not fire water burn by the bloodhound gang and it's not pepper by the butthole surfers.
posted by morganannie to Media & Arts (41 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Man that's not a lot to go on, but based on "deep-voiced male" and "alt-rock" I have to guess Crash Test Dummies?
posted by babelfish at 7:55 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]




88 Lines About 44 Women by The Nails
posted by Confess, Fletch at 8:00 AM on July 21, 2015


Bruce Cockburn If a Tree Falls ?

Sings the chorus, spoken word the rest, the lyrics are pretty bleak:

Take out wildlife at a rate of species every single day
Take out people who've lived with this for 100,000 years -
Inject a billion burgers worth of beef

posted by St. Peepsburg at 8:01 AM on July 21, 2015




Pursuit of Happiness - I'm an Adult Now
Morphine - Sharks Patrol These Waters
posted by jessamyn at 8:03 AM on July 21, 2015




I'm at work and can't link, but is it "The Coat is Always On" by Cat Power?
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:07 AM on July 21, 2015


Monkey Gone to Heaven by Pixies?
posted by ROTFL at 8:08 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


U2's Numb?
posted by TheCavorter at 8:10 AM on July 21, 2015


Another Nick Cave option: (I'll Love You) Till the End of the World
posted by something something at 8:11 AM on July 21, 2015




Anything by King Missile -
Detachable Penis
Jesus was Way Cool
posted by quinndexter at 8:17 AM on July 21, 2015 [2 favorites]




Detachable Penis?
posted by zamboni at 8:18 AM on July 21, 2015


For some reason I immediately thought of The Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
posted by Gev at 8:19 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


It was definitely a semi-hit song that was played on the radio and most likely MTV, which I watched a lot.
posted by morganannie at 8:20 AM on July 21, 2015


Maybe Earth (Gaia) by The Orb
posted by rongorongo at 8:22 AM on July 21, 2015


Cake - The Distance
posted by radiomayonnaise at 8:24 AM on July 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


Cake, "The Distance"?
posted by MonkeyToes at 8:25 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]








Allen Ginsberg - Ballad of the Skeletons
posted by quinndexter at 8:38 AM on July 21, 2015


Lullaby by Shawn Mullins?
posted by pimmscup at 8:39 AM on July 21, 2015 [3 favorites]


Released in '88 so it might be a little early, but are you thinking of Traitor by The Sugarcubes?
posted by workerant at 8:41 AM on July 21, 2015


Susan's House by the Eels?
posted by HandfulOfDust at 8:41 AM on July 21, 2015


Radiohead's Fitter Happier?
posted by Morfil Ffyrnig at 8:52 AM on July 21, 2015


Could be one out of many songs by The Fall.
posted by 1970s Antihero at 8:55 AM on July 21, 2015


Not Soul Coughing? Hmm. Maybe MC 900 Foot Jesus?
posted by mahorn at 8:57 AM on July 21, 2015


Beck - Loser?
posted by chesty_a_arthur at 8:57 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Nada Surf - Popular?
posted by Allez at 8:59 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


Came in to guess The Distance as well.

Are you sure it's 90's? Could it maybe be Pablo Picasso?
posted by Mchelly at 9:03 AM on July 21, 2015


pimmscup = my fave mixed drink.

You nailed it.

Thanks!
posted by morganannie at 9:03 AM on July 21, 2015


To be fair, kapers had it earlier, though under an alternative title.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:06 AM on July 21, 2015 [4 favorites]


Something about Mullins' delivery in this song always makes me think of Jack Nicholson, which makes me want to hear it covered in a full-blown Jack Nicholson impression.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:24 AM on July 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


Even though this is resolved, I'd like to add Poe's "Hey Pretty (Drive By mix)" (with spoken bits by her brother/House of Leaves author, Mark Danielewski) in case anyone is stockpiling things from this genre.
posted by a box and a stick and a string and a bear at 11:04 AM on July 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


Hilariously my boyfriend and I were lying in bed trying to figure out this guy's name w/o internet just last night. "It's like, just a guy, right? A guy's name. Like Dave."
posted by easter queen at 11:32 AM on July 21, 2015 [1 favorite]


"uh, I don't recall this"
*chorus starts*
"oh god, it's 1998 all over again, turn off the radio"
posted by lmfsilva at 11:40 AM on July 21, 2015 [2 favorites]


Sad to discover the answer was not "Detachable Penis," but that's pretty memorable I guess.
posted by tomorrowromance at 1:39 PM on July 21, 2015


Whoa! Awesome! Glad I could help!
(and the best pimms cup, in case you haven't tried it this way, is with San pellegrino limonata and cucumber.)
posted by pimmscup at 7:50 PM on July 24, 2015


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