#84 – Taproot – Poem
Rap-rock, Nu Metal, whatever you want to call it, it was huge in the early 90s and my roommates and I weren’t immune. Taproot’s first album Gift was a big part of the rotation my roommate and I had during my sophomore year in college. That’s also probably the last time I listened to anything off of Gift.
To be honest, almost nothing of Taproot’s music has stuck around for me. I mostly only remember them for being “not Puddle of Mudd.” Fred Durst was looking to sign a bad to his label. He could have signed Taproot, passed, went with PoM instead.
All that being said, Poem is a pretty awesome rock tune. Like a handful of others on this list, it’s a song I’ve played consistently over the years. When it shows up randomly in iTunes I don’t pass. When I’m looking for good pissed-off music it’s always on my playlists. The music video is outstanding.
Taproot is pretty boring music from an era that I think we’re all glad is dead and gone. But they gave us Poem, so thanks guys!