RIYL: The 90's, Dan Marino, Darius Rucker, Toad the Wet Sprocket

Label: Atlantic

Look, you know all of these songs. This was a diamond selling record and it was released during the vinyl dark period of the middle 90’s. I know lots of you are slowly picking up the vinyl version of every CD in your collection, and hey, this album sold 16 million CDs so that’s a lot of you.

In the 90’s this was solidly in the Alternative Rock arena. Look at the flannel, and hear the fuzz effects. That’s all he saw and heard for most of the decade.

What’s your favorite Hootie song? Let Her Cry? Only Wanna Be With You? Some other one that I forgot about? I added the video down below that has Dan Marino in it.

This is a really lovely looking limited edition yellow and black swirl.

The Details

"ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU ~~~~~~" CRACKED REAR VIEW ORIGINALLY came out in 1994, and "Only Wanna Be With You" and "Hold My Hand" ruled the airwaves. The sing-along factor is ridiculous on the tunes, which helped elevate the full-length to 16-times-platinum status, and Cracked… is the 16th-best-selling album of all time in the U.S. The heartland/blues rock sound really hit home with folks, and the feel-good vibe of the aforementioned singles is just undeniable. BUT, get past the two smash hits, the 12-tracker bubbles with a little more depth; topics like death, racism, and drug abuse are spoken about in an earnest, Hootie manner, and songs like "Let Her Cry," "Time," and "Goodbye" definitely deserve some listens. For Rhino's 2017 "Start Your Ear Off," the album makes a comeback, and for fans, it's important to point out that Cracked… has not been available since the first pressing in 1995.

part of "Start Your Ear Off Right" series
limited edition
yellow / black swirl vinyl
music label: Atlantic 1994 / 2016

Price $21.95



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