Earlier this week, I mentioned My Favorite Highway as an “obscure” reference. That’s because after one album and a couple of EPs as independent releases, they only released one full album, How To Call a Bluff –in 2008, and then re-released with a couple of extra songs in 2009 under a different label–, as signed artists before quickly disbanding in 2010. Some of their songs from that album appear on some popular shows around that time and they toured with artists such as Hellogoodbye and Kelly Clarkson; but, nevertheless, chances are that you have never heard of them. They never became that popular.
That is a shame, though. This band, originally formed in 2004 by two brothers from Fairfax, Virginia, was really good at writing infectious #poprock tunes that you simply could not get enough of. I think the best example of that was their single Getaway Car, which has a chorus to die for. I really mean it. No matter what mood you are in on any given day, as soon as that chorus starts, it is impossible to remain neutral to it. As this week’s #ThrowbackThursday entry, please let me introduce you to a #musicalcrush of mine from the late 2000s. Hope you like it!
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3 Replies to “My Favorite Highway – Getaway Car”
I’ve never heard this song before, but it’s great. Such a shame they never got the notoriety they deserved.
Glad you liked it! Unfortunately, it happens way too often that talented bands/artists do not succeed due to a lack of promotion or just bad luck.
Sadly true. Look at a lot of the artists/bands you and I write about, who are sometimes better than bigger-name acts, but never get the acclaim they deserve for reasons you mention.