Culture, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week

This is one that I’m kinda proud of.  In 1991 Elevate My Mind may have been my absolute favorite song.  But here’s the thing: it wasn’t on the radio.  I never heard it on WZOU or KISS 108 (Boston’s big pop stations in the early ’90s).  They didn’t play it at any middle school dances.  I’m not sure how I discovered it.  But I had the tape of the Stereo MC’s album Supernatural, and I listed to this one song all the time.


I remember thinking Elevate My Mind was cool because it was Brittish guys rapping, even though it was kind of Euro/Techno/Clubby.  A couple years later the Stereo MC’s scored a big mainstream pop hit with Connected; and I was like “oh yeah, I’ve known about them for a long time.”  I think it was the first time I ever felt snobby about music.

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