Well, I don't hate my parentsI picked this song today because a later verse goes along with my earlier post about not wanting to die in an embarrassingly stupid way:
I don't get drunk just to spite 'em
I've got my own reasons to drink now
Think I'll call my dad up and invite 'im
I can't take any more illicit drugsI guess I'd describe TPOH as sort of a raunchier incarnation of the Smithereens with female harmonies. Here's the cheesy video they did for "I'm An Adult Now" back in the day...
I can't afford any artificial joy
I'd sure look like a fool dead in a ditch somewhere
With a mind full of chemicals
Like some cheese-eating high school boy
I wonder if that song got them branded as a novelty act. Here is another slightly less cheesy video (I'm sorry; it was the 1980s) for a more serious song from Love Junk, "She's So Young"...
They put out two more major-label albums in the U.S., One Sided Story and The Downward Road (perhaps a comment on their career?), but they never really clicked for me like Love Junk did. The band released a couple more CDs in Canada, as well as a best-of, but I don't have any of those. They even have a concert DVD out, which I just added to my Netflix queue. I'd recommend starting with Love Junk., even if you have to buy it as an import.