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658 February Son by Oleander

February Son

Republic Records
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Steven Haigler
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On their 1999 major label debut February Son, Oleander ignored the nu-metal ruling rock radio and made a grunge throwback with needed energy

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By the end of the 1990s, grunge had run its course, seeing two and three waves of followers come and go. Nu-metal was ascendant thanks to the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, Deftones and others ruling MTV and radio, along with post-grunge acts like Creed, Chevelle, Drowning Pool and more. For a band like Oleander, their take on Nirvana-tinged grunge meant leaning into the manic energy of Bleach as much as the sculpted songwriting of Nevermind. On their 1999 major label debut February Son, itself a recording of an earlier independent album with a few track changes, the band shoot for radio with solid targeting.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Stupid
  • 22:13 - Never Again
  • 31:22 - Boys Don't Cry
  • 38:00 - I Walk Alone
  • Outro - Why I'm Here

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