Monday, July 2, 2012

Big Head Todd & The Monsters: Bittersweet

A few weeks ago, I was listening to Pandora and one of the selections that was pushed my way was a song I had completely forgotten – Big Head Todd and the Monsters’ “Bittersweet.” Led by Todd Park Mohr, Big Head Todd and the Monsters formed in 1989 in Colorado by graduates of Columbine High School.

Their second LP, “Sister Sweetly” released in 1993 was their introduction to the mass public and featured three singles. While none charted in the Hot 100, all placed on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart

The first of the trio, “Bittersweet,” peaked at #14. The album “Sister Sweetly” was certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the US. Although the album sold well, it never made it to Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.

At the time of the release of the album, the band was a trio that also featured Rob Squires on bass and Brian Nevin on drums. Later the band added Corey Mauser on keyboards; he was replaced in 2000 by Jeremy Lawton. “Bittersweet” typifies the type of music from the 1990s that I really enjoy.

A Nice Unplugged Version

1 comment:

  1. Really liked this - have now bought 4 albums - this is proving a hugely interestng but expensive blog to follow! Paul