Rock Song of the Week

One awesome, hand picked song from the world of rock and metal, showcased every week.

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12 May 2023

Cubanate - Ordinary Joe

appears on Interference (1999)

The 90s were a wild time for the world of rock and metal, and one of the highlights of that particular decade for this lowly writer was the rise in popularity of Industrial music.  A particular subset of that genre was also popular for a very brief moment, and that was the infusion of Dance music into the mix, which created some sounds that would simultaneously make you want to dance the night away and smash the place up at the same time.  One of the main culprits for bringing this beautiful, mad hybrid to life were none other than Cubanate.

Hitting the scene in the early nineties, the band quickly made a name for themselves through not just their music, but also because of their energetic live appearances and that often ended in controversy (there's also a somewhat legendary on air row with Bruce Dickinson on BBC Radio One).

Anyway, without further ado, this one was a bit of a hard pick as there's more than a few hits to choose from.  Body Burn would have been an obvious choice, but instead we've opted to go with one of their more harder to find tracks.  This one appears as a bonus track on the UK version of their last album Interference and whilst the album itself marks a stylistic shift towards a more drum and bass influenced sound, our pick this week of Ordinary Joe perfectly calls back to their earlier sound.  Enjoy!

Note that we're linking to the album below, but a lot of the streaming services don't have this version of the album available.

Posted by Cooper "killing time in an airport bar" Crawley

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