Name: Adam Bernard Home: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States About Me: Entertainment journalist with 15+ years of experience. Supporter of indie music. Lover of day baseball, fringe movies, & chicken shawarma. Part time ninja. Nerdy, but awesome. See my complete profile
I know it’s been a while since the last installment of From A to B 90’s Style, but if From A to B 90's Style is what you've been waiting for this is your lucky day because your favorite dynamic duo are back! In this episode fellow superstar journalist Bear Frazer and I are taking a look at clips by Mariah Carey, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice Deejay and Soul Coughing. Enjoy!
Adam: Let's start with a true classic in every sense of the word.
Adam: Yeeeah, one of the best remixes EVER! Bear: How incredible is this, an angelic girl out of a 90's movie singing in a park and then ODB going apeshit near a gated carnival fence. Adam: Hey, that clown is tied up. I never noticed that before. Remember when Mariah was the finest chick in the game? I do. Bear: Remember when she was so innocent in the “Dreamlover” video? Adam: Heck yeah. Hey, look, rollerblades. Oh this isn't dated. Nice kneepads Mariah. Bear: OMG! Clownie! I didn't know Slipknot was in this video! Adam: Mariah, ODB and Slipknot... what a trio. Bear: Notice everyone seems happy on the rollercoaster, except her. Perhaps that’s because she hasn’t seen Slipknot yet. Adam: Damn she was fine, and damn Dirty was nuts. I remember being at a press conference with ODB and Mariah and lemme tell you Mariah is STUNNING in person Bear: Is it me, or does she look thinner back then? Adam: Thinner and less plastic surgery. Bear: Yeah. You know Nick Cannon if wildin out over that marriage. Derek Jeter must be kicking himself. Adam: Please, everyone knows he doesn't have that kind of range.
Bear: Time for some rock.
Adam: He's a zero, it says so on his shirt. Bear: Like Vanilla Ice said in his movie, drop Billy Corgan and get with Batman. Adam: What? Are you taking the film Cool as Ice in vein? Bear: Umm... look, the Asian guitarist, Jimmy Iha! Adam: You're not a rat in a cage, you're a band playing while everyone else works. Bear: Dude, I didn't know they had electrical outlets on top of dirt hills. Adam: This must be he acoustic version. Bear: Notice how Billy Corgan looks less of an alien? It’s because of the hair. If you didn't notice, yes, he has hair. Mot much. Just enough. Adam: This video is pretty meh. Bear: Notice how it turned into Smashing Pumpkins featuring the mud people from Woodstock '94? Adam: Yeah, and now they're gonna bury a guy alive. None of this has anything to do with the song. Bear: It's taking way too many people to bury people alive. The Undertaker could do this during a commercial break. And out of no where is a fire hydrant Adam: So the moral of the story is... water is good? Bear: Yes. Adam: Dude, what's with all the spitting? You're a rock singer, Billy, not a shortstop. Bear: Perhaps instead of "Rats in a cage," it's "human trafficking on a dirt mountain?"
Adam: OK, no let's move to a song that reminds me of my last year in college.
Adam: I heard this song every night in every bar on Long Island during my senior year. It was some sorority’s theme and when they sang the hook I'd mutter "yes." Bear: Evidently, that sorority must've housed pillheads. Adam: He's waiting for Billy Corgan's army of muddy minions to help him out. Incidentally, tremendous use of widescreen. Bear: Ha ha! It looks like Mr. and Mrs. Smith ripped this video off. Adam: Yeah? Never saw it. Bear: You should. Angelina Jolie is hot in it and Brad Pitt, well, he's funny. Adam: This looks like the worst honeymoon ever. Bear: Sand hills are very futuristic. Adam: He's running up these sand hills like "no, I swear I parked my car right HERE!" Bear: Dude fell! He’s like, "I'm tired of doing the running man in the desert." I would be, too. Adam: Primal scream. Bear: Seriously, this is a great commercial for Aiwa headphones. A little long, but cool nonetheless. Adam: And apparently, because he went alone he died.
Bear: My last choice is a video I’ve never seen, but let’s do it.
Adam: Oh jeez, is this another Bear Frazer special I am sure to dislike? Yeah, looks to be. Bear: Time for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones! Oh wait. Oh. It's Soul Coughing. Adam: You're the only person I know who listened to college rock while in high school. BTW - that doesn't make you "advanced." Bear: Notice dude is running around in a tunnel? That's not good. You breathe heavier when you run and you're supposed to hold your breath in a tunnel. Adam: "What's our budget? Ah, let's just film it in a tunnel at a Chuck E. Cheese." Bear: OK, he's walking upside down. That's just weird, just like the string falling from his Gap sweater. How does he not know the thread is being pulled, huh? Adam: This song makes me think of hacky sacks and girls with hairy legs talking about how "free" they are. Bear: He must not like his Gap sweater. Adam: Someone call Weezer! This guy is jackin their ish! Bear: That is Rivers Cuomo in ten years.