Jeremy Popoff - Guitars
Kevin Baldes - Bass
Allen Shellenberger - Drums
One day I was sitting in the car when this great song came up on the radio. It was one of those songs you’d hear and then have the urge to turn off the radio, because you know that none of the other songs you’d hear that day would be as good. The song was "My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit. I can listen to this song at 11:43 PM on this downcast, rainy February night and I can feel some of the exhilaration I experienced on that carefree summer afternoon waiting in that hot car.
Lit is a rock/alternative/punk band formed in 1990, and they epitomize the classic rock group from their tough-guy appearance down to their winning guitar riffs. All four guys are originally from Orange County, CA (so they evoke further images of summer…and fruit).
They lyrics are semi-humorous:
"Please tell me why
My car is in the front yard
And I’m sleeping with my clothes on
I came in through the window last night."
Another personal favorite is "Miserable". In this song, the guitars set a miserable (hence the song name), unhappy tone that accentuates singer’s A. Jay Popoff’s dejected voice.
Oooh, "Looks Like They Were Right" is second on my list of most played (count: 217) songs. The video’s awesome too. It uses simple filming tricks to jazz it up, not that the band needed any help, because they could rock out pretty damn well on their own. They’ve got spinning a microphone on a chord down (Listen to the last several minutes of the song…the base plucking makes you want to replay the song).
Yah. Next time you hear "My Own Worst Enemy" on the radio, it’s a rare occurrence honestly, roll down the window and turn up the volume.