Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Technically Nostalgic: Spin Doctors Celebrate 20th Anniversary of "Pocket Full of Kryptonite" With Reissue, US Club Tour

Clearly stressed out from getting mobbed by thousands of fans on the way to this photo shoot.
Awhile back, FN editor-in-chief Chris mused in passing about the pretty insane number of reissues coming out this year. I'm not going to bother finding or linking to that exact reference, but I'm 90% sure I didn't make it up. And while you COULD pick any number of said reissued albums to buy, like the 25th anniversary edition of R.E.M.'s Life's Rich Pageant or even the upcoming 20th anniversary reissue of some album called Nevermind, we highly recommend you ignore all of those and save your cash for one in particular.

Which album, you say? How about a little musical gamechanger called Pocket Full of Kryptonite by seminal '90s rockers the SPIN DOCTORS?! 

Yes. Pocket Full of Kryptonite, the classic album you either didn't buy the first time or did but will carry that secret to your grave, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Let that settle in for a second - it has been 20 years since you first heard songs like "Two Princes," "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong,"... and that other one. The two-CD reissue is dropping on August 30, and you can pre-order it over here to relive those two timeless tracks, whatever other songs were on that album, and then a whole other CD full of early demos and live recordings to give you all the Spin Doctors goodness your stereo can handle. You fucking weirdo.

And just shortly after you've worn those CDs out from repeated plays, you can go see Spin Doctors LIVE at a whole slew of US club dates this fall, where they'll perform Pocket Full of Kryptonite in its entirety at every single show. Check out those tour dates here - tickets for the 10/13 Bowery Ballroom show here in NYC go on sale this Friday, so be sure to keep at least five browser windows open so you can snag one.

And because I pretty much have to, check out videos for "Two Princes" and "Little Miss Can't Be Wrong" below the jump - songs that, for a brief time in 1991, showed us a glimpse of a future utopia governed by catchy yet terrible, vaguely-hippie alt rock.

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