Fountains Of Wayne – Troubled Times

When Fountains of Wayne released their self titled album I remember hearing "Radiation Vibe" on the New Music show on CFNY. I was in 8th grade and fell in love with the band. Sadly, with it being high school, most people were listening to terrible music like Creed instead. I was in 10th grade when FOW released Utopia Parkway. The album itself wasn't as good as their first effort but man, this tune really spoke to a 16 year old Hitman.  1998 was still the sort of early days of the internet and I e-mailed Fountains of Wayne telling them how much this song ruled and how it should be a number one hit.  A couple of days later I got a response telling me how their label released their record the same week as Creed released their album and the Creed disc got all the promotion while their album got no push. I was devestated and vowed to myself to hate Creed forever.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ECUrVVybwQ

It was a pretty easy promise to make to myself.

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  1. I was devestated and vowed to myself to hate Creed forever.

    one of my co-workers was telling me about how her and her ex-boyfriend went around following creed on tour. i think she was a little hurt when i visually and audibly balked at such an notion.

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