“She Gives Me Love” from 1989′s More Songs About Love And Hate album was released just as I was graduating from college, so it sort of fell through my mental cracks. Listening to it now, I feel like the band would have fit in better in the early 21st century alongside the Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes. They may have even done well during the post-Niravana’s Nevermind period.
Alas, they were at their peak during the days of hair metal and overproduction. Their kind of stripped down rock didn’t seem to have legs in the late 80′s and early 90′s and, thus, they sort of fell through the cracks,
But let’s take a moment to talk about Vevo, YouTube’s (more) commercial side. The Godfathers were a Sony Records act, so when you find the official videos for their songs, you’ll be greeted with an ad for Rhihanna. Now, far be it for me to second guess the fine marketing minds at Sony, but wouldn’t it make more sense for them to try and sell one of their rock artists to the 60,000 or so Godfathers fans that have stumbled their way? My wife argues that Rihanna is pop/rock/R&B, but I don’t hear the “rock” part.
Well, at least they let me embed the video.