MTV Buzz Bin: Volume 1 - The Zen of Buzz Clips: From a Guy Named Buzz

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all i'm saying is that whether by design or not, 95% of all 'buzz clips' were the act's big mainstream breakthrough

no, that's just how it seemed to you. all these acts were established and playing large rooms by the time their videos aired. here's one example:

In 1993–1994, almost six years after its original release, the song became a hit on radio and earned Buzz Bin rotation on MTV[3] after a music video incorporating live footage was created to promote the band's new EP, Thrall: Demonsweatlive. The concert footage was taken from the band's Halloween 1992 performance at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in California, with additional footage shot in the UK.[4] This version of the song was retitled "Mother '93" and included an overdubbed "live" concert audience atop the original track, extra reverb, and a minor modification to the guitar solo.[5]

tempestuous alaskan nites! (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feel like all the buzz bin = buzz bands owes something to this:

Confusion understandable.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

The real point here is that "Low" is not getting nearly enough respect here, so I'm voting for it, and also "Thunder Kiss '65" >>>>> "More Human Than Human."

(Why is there not yet a Chinese food chain called "More Hunan than Hunan?" WHY?)

bring back the dream of buzz bin (Phil D.), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's kind of a big gap between 'playing large rooms' and 'one million people bought their album'

some dude, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lol this thread was worth it for leading me to the first graf of the history section on noted buzz band Lit's Wikipedia:

Pre-Lit (1989–1996)
The band was formed in 1989 under the name Razzle. The group released a demo tape in 1990 and an EP entitled New Vibe Revolution in 1993. Razzle dissolved in 1993 and became Stain in 1994, which had a much harder and heavier sound. They released a demo tape in 1995 and eventually signed with Malicious Vinyl in 1995. Due to another band owning the name, they changed their name to Lit in 1996.

this is a band that literally never had a good idea

tempestuous alaskan nites! (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

dod made a grunge pedal too! they still might

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp and one pretty good song

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

last I checked, the dod buzz box was selling for $300 on ebay.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha new vibe revolution by razzle

some dude, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

we should poll all cultural artifacts named "-zzle"

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some Dude, in the UK Razzle is a porn mag

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

king buzzle

some dude, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also the late drummer of Hanoi Rocks.

lag∞na beach: the real ∞range c∞unty (beachville), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

we'll note that for the poll, Algerian Goalkeeper

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

can we just do a poll of things with gratuitous Zs in them, because than ZUBAZ will win

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also the late drummer of Hanoi Rocks.

Aye
I fucking hate vince neil.

fuck deathcore and metalcore (Algerian Goalkeeper), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

ffun. (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

interesting:

ffun. (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i totally get some dude's point - saying "buzz bins were bought by record labels and given to already popular bands" doesn't contradict that the Cranberries already received and could expect plenty of MTV airtime by "Zombie" and most of the groups given buzz bin nods didn't.

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

that said, i've been accused of selective memory and long-held, judgment-clouding ilx beef by aero before, too, so i can't be trusted.

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh I prefer waygu beeg

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

uhhhhh beeF

my typing is horribad today

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

some dude and aero are both otm in a way

i mean, clearly, that Buzz Bin was 80% "new artists" made to give the thing cred and 20% "alt-leaning already-popular things" so people had some reference point for why they were seeing the Eels on TV.

ffun. (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that 94 ad you posted has only two real mtv 'breakthrough' vids (weezer and dino jr), a follow-up to a hit (offspring) and a 'wtf they're already huge' way more absurd than the cranberries (beasties). so yeah, by "zombie" the brand had been diluted.

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i totally get some dude's point - saying "buzz bins were bought by record labels and given to already popular bands" doesn't contradict that the Cranberries already received and could expect plenty of MTV airtime by "Zombie" and most of the groups given buzz bin nods didn't.

― da croupier, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:03 PM (5 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

that said, i've been accused of selective memory and long-held, judgment-clouding ilx beef by aero before, too, so i can't be trusted.

― da croupier, Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:04 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

<3

some dude, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not even sure that "feel the pain" was dino's first appearance in the buzz bin. for all i know that video where j snowboards briefly lived in the bin as well

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

clearly, that Buzz Bin was 80% "new artists"

I'm not even sure this is true of the options being polled

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Zombie" and to a lesser, Beavis-fueled extent "More Human Than Human" are the only songs on the comp I wouldn't pick as the band's buzz bin breakthrough, with respect to "Sex Type Thing".

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

actually I think I saw Cracker's "Happy Birthday To Me" a couple times after school, though "Low" definitely crossed over harder than that or "Teen Angst"

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cracker, Gin Blossoms, Danzig, the Cranberries - these were not "new" acts in any way

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

look at you, flaunting your hip by saying you knew the gin blossoms from way back

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

i was surprised later on to see that "Start Choppin'" had peaked higher on Billboard a year earlier than "Feel The Pain," since the latter seemed like a semi-big hit because of the video while i never really heard the former outside the parent album

some dude, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shakey, we're talking about songs bands broke through on MTV with, that you and your hipster buds were jamming to Dusted years before is kind of irrelevant

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

just fyi I have never listened to the Gin Blossoms

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

but had you heard of them before "Hey Jealousy"?

some dude, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

The grunge pedal is now made by digitech the parent company of dod and can be yours for 49.95 please do not all rush into the store at once

Thu'um gang (jjjusten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Uh oh does that count as deploying inside knowledge in a condescending way

Thu'um gang (jjjusten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

will it give me the DGC sound? Because I want the DGC sound.

da croupier, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

def heard "Stop Choppin'" more often on college radio than "Feel the Pain"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol jj

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

there must be some difference between mtv and college radio, let me think real hard

ffun. (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The grunge pedal is only trumped by the death metal pedal which was specifically designed not to have a knob to turn the amount of distortion down from the "all of it all the time" setting

Thu'um gang (jjjusten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whiney hedged his bets by putting "new artists" in quotes, not sure what criteria is being used to designate "new" tbh

I have no memory of when I first became aware of the Gin Blossoms. It's possible it was earlier (Request Video - respeck knuckles) but I don't really remember.

xp

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

there must be some difference between mtv and college radio, let me think real hard

― ffun. (Whiney G. Weingarten),

how's that going for you

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol oh god i very much remember seeing 'hey jealousy' on mtv late at night and being like 'whoa awesome who was that!!"

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whiney hedged his bets by putting "new artists" in quotes, not sure what criteria is being used to designate "new" tbh

I have no memory of when I first became aware of the Gin Blossoms. It's possible it was earlier (Request Video - respeck knuckles) but I don't really remember.

xp

― the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:56 PM (24 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Of course I mean, "new to MTV" stop being an Algerian Goalkeeper about this

ffun. (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

stop being so defensive, whiney! You know these threads are often an excuse to discuss other related maters.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

"new to MTV" = 120 Minutes and Headbanger's Ball don't count...?

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink


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