Jul 1, 2012
Cracker's "Low," had early '90s listeners wondering whether the Southern California band's sound was neo-psychedelic rock, alternative rock, or Southern rock.
Regardless of sub-genre, "Low" is an odd song that's simultaneously mellow, ass-kicking and so aloof it's beyond hip.
Composed by members of Cracker, including singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman, the modern classic still hold its own after two decades.
Or all three.
When lead vocalist David Lowery sings, "A million poppies gonna make me sleep," we still assume he's paying tribute to the California state flower.
The lyrical phrase "Blue blue is the sun; brown brown is the sky" surely must be describing a smoggy, hotter-than-hell San Bernardino County afternoon.
The female lead actress in the cult classic music video for "Low" is comedian Sandra Bernhard, who stole the show with a TKO.
Ethereal and surreal with a razor's edge, "Low" by Cracker is one of the freakiest California songs ever, while still hypnotically irresistible.
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