I should just start a Gen X blog or something. Lean all the way into it. Anyway, this profile on Live is long and a bit tedious at times, but also strangely cathartic.

Live were a major presence on MTV in the era between grunge and teen pop, but most young viewers of the time couldn’t spit out the name ‘Ed Kowalczyk,’ let alone those of his three bandmates. They largely just knew the super-intense bald guy who delivered lines like ‘And to Christ a cross/And to me a chair’ and ‘Her placenta falls to the floor’ without a hint of irony.

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides