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Soul Coughing

i’m gonna get into the batter so the mix might glow

♫ Soul Coughing – Rolling / 1998

Soul Coughing grabbed attention in 1996 with “Super Bon Bon” but despite the song’s fresh approach, it is a bit grating and annoying. 1998 saw the  band come back with El Oso, an collection of tracks that blended M. Doughty’s sing/rap/talk vocals with everything from drum n’ bass beats to typical indie guitar and percussion. El Oso is one of my favorite albums of that era and listening to it now I can’t help but feel that (unlike a lot of the jams in this column) it would sound just as fresh today. “Rolling” is one of the best songs ever for driving through the city at night, while “Circles” is better suited for a stroll through the park or a summer BBQ. But whatever, do what you want while you listen to these jams. I don’t care. Just get the album if you don’t have it. Solid business.

♫ Soul Coughing – Circles / 1998

I’ve heard that frontman Mike Doughty made a bit of a solo career for himself after Soul Coughing’s 2000 demise but I never heard his jams so I can’t speak on it. Someone wanna holler in the comments?

Oso right at a fansite /// Buy cheap!

8 replies
  1. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Mike Doughty's solo stuff is quite awesome…great songs include:
    27 Jennifers, Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well, Madeline and Nine, Fort Hood, Put it Down, Like a Luminous Girl….
    They sound like a slightly more mellow, melodic version of Circles…

  2. JoshB
    JoshB says:

    El Oso was probably my favorite Soul Coughing ablum, but nothing touches Super Bon Bon for their best single. IMO

  3. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Hey Josh, I thought Super Bon Bon was my jam too, then I tracked it down and listened to it for the first time in 10 years and was a bit disillusioned. El Oso definitely holds up for me, though.

  4. JoshB
    JoshB says:

    No, as ridiculous of a song lyrically as Super Bon Bon is, I still keep it in my work out mix. Though aside from working out, I doubt I've listened to it once in the last five years.

  5. Brandon @ TBE
    Brandon @ TBE says:

    Hey Josh, I thought Super Bon Bon was my jam too, then I tracked it down and listened to it for the first time in 10 years and was a bit disillusioned. El Oso definitely holds up for me, though.

  6. JoshB
    JoshB says:

    No, as ridiculous of a song lyrically as Super Bon Bon is, I still keep it in my work out mix. Though aside from working out, I doubt I've listened to it once in the last five years.

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