Spring Fling headliner Incubus is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their breakthrough album Make Yourself this fall! The album was released on October 26th, 1999 an the band recently announced a fall tour in celebration of that album, however there is no official word if they will be performing the album in its entirety which has been kinda a thing with bands lately. And a GREAT thing may I add.
Incubus is my #1, yes even before Jared and Thirty Seconds, there was Brandon Boyd and Incubus, doubt me…my dog, his name is Boyd….
Whenever I get asked the “If you could only listen to one album” questions, the answer is always, and without hesitation, Make Yourself. Funny but true story, the first song I remember hearing from that album was ‘Drive’ and I hated it. No really, I hated it and for a silly ass reason too. At the time I was still working for, see if you remember this, 98.5 The Party! HA! Remember? Anywho, I didn’t like that this rock/alternative song was playing on Top 40 I didn’t think it belonged…but then it kinda grew on me. Yeah I was an idiot. The song that really got me to take notice tho was ‘Stellar’ and still to this day is my favorite Incubus song. I just think its a great love song, and what girl doesn’t love an epic love song?
Make Yourself really is an amazing album start to finish, I legit LOVE every single song on it yes even Battlestar Scralatchtica! My next pick of the album I love, and this is in no particular order (but Stellar is my #1) is ‘The Warmth’. The reason I love this song can be summed up in one simple line from the chorus “not everyone here is that fucked up and cold”. That’s a line that just rings so true in today’s world, I feel like we see that dark, ugly fucked up side of people WAY to much these days but the truth is NOT EVERY IS THAT FUCKED UP! I know, I’ve met a lot of you and you are so freaking bad ass in your own way. Experience the warmth!
Next gotta go with the title track. Here’s what I love about music, what everyone takes from a song is their own. What it means to me, may mean something different to you. This tune just reminds me to always be a bad ass. You have control over you.
To wrap up my favorites list, come on now, you know I am NOT going to say ‘Pardon Me’ because it’s a great fricken song!
Beyond excited for Incubus to headline DAY TWO of Spring Fling. I hope to see you at the show, get your tickets here.