Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Winona



The other week Colin posted a track by the Drop Nineteens, an American indie band from Boston on the go in the early nineties.

The band sank like a stone that side of the Atlantic but over here they were signed to Hut records on the back of 2 eight-track demos and had a modicum of success in the indie world. The band released two albums and three singles. I had totally forgot about them until a few months back when I got a promo copy of the 12" single of Winona for buttons from my favourite charity music shop.

Winona as you might have guessed was written about the famous klepto teen angst queen, Winona Ryder, which make two songs with the same title and subject matter that I know of. I have a suspicion that our favourite sociologist and author of And Before The First Kiss would have had a wee crush on said actress, well either her or Molly Ringwald like all sensitive indie type boys did in those days.

Drop Nineteens - Winona

7 comments:

Colin said...

Well, she was pretty fantastic as Veronica Sawyer, that's true!

adam said...

And as Lelaina Pierce.

The first thing I ever did on the web, in an internet cafe in Liverpool when I was on my way to a meeting with a barrister, was look at a picture of Noni.

swiss adam said...

We all like a bit of Winona. As it were.

davyh said...

Me too.

Thought of this whilst watching 'Edward Scissorhands' t'other night. But I don't like the blonde wig in that.

davyh said...

PS: Drop

drew said...

Mary Stuart Masterson in Some Kind Of Wonderful or Juliette Binoche in The Unbearable Lightness Of Being.

Elmer Dinkley said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HiiAgCydPg

This is even better!