Mar 9, 2021
One of the more surprising entries in the nu-metal canon if you knew nothing about the band other than what you heard on the radio, the album that features "Fly" is indeed a nu-metal album. We learn that Mark McGrath basically wanted to mimic Korn with this record, but it turns out they were ready to mimic any band they thought might make them popular, as this album is a weird pastiche of songs that wear their influences so proudly they could almost be considered covers. We also hear one of the worst songs we've ever listened to on this show in the form of "Stand and Deliver", and we ponder just how popular this band would be if Mark McGrath wasn't so damn hot.
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