Thursday, June 7, 2012

Musical Interlude: The Old Apartment (1997)

Canada's Barenaked Ladies introduced themselves to American audiences with their 1997 debut hit, "The Old Apartment". The story in the song is about a young couple who decided to return to their old digs to revisit some memories before heading back to their current pad. A common misconception is that said couple were in a dispute, but that isn't the case at all.

The video is notable not only because it's the band's first single in the US, but it's directed by fellow Canuck Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210), who also arranged for the band to appear on the show.

Nettwork Records, the band's current label, posted the video on their YouTube channel.


magicdog said...

Believe it or not, I noticed the barenaked Ladies thanks to the TV series, "Charmed". They played one of the bands at Piper's P3 club. They played, "Pinch Me". They made me say, "underwear"!

I fell in love with the band after that. How can you not love a band that managed to make a relatively obscure Christmas song like, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" into a modern classic? In fact, it's so inspiring, I listen to it all year long!

hobbyfan said...

Old Apartment was the first single that I'd heard, along with everyone else, but what hooked me was One Week. That'll be up down the line, along with Pinch Me......