Hum at The Old Rock House

Like a dream come true, Hum has reunited for a reunion tour.  Thanks to a Facebook post by The Old Rock House, Traci was able to snag tickets to this wondrous event.  Hum was and still is one of my favorite bands.  I first heard them back in 1995 when MTV still played music videos.  It was the video for Stars.  I bought You’d Prefer an Astronaut and knew as soon as I heard Little Dipper that I was in love with this band’s sound.  My best friend and I drove to see them in Cincinnati back in 1998 and they were awesome.  They were just as good this time around too.  Just incredible.  I also got to talk to Tim Lash for a moment after the show which was really cool.  Cell phone-quality pictures follow.  “Stars” video follows that.


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4 Replies to “Hum at The Old Rock House”

  1. I can totally remember sitting in my living room, I believe it was just us. And it was fairly late. The video for Stars came on. The beginning went through and we were like, “Who the f*** is this?” And then it hit that heavy note and we were totally blown away.

  2. @Pauley
    It’s so funny you mention this because I tell people this story all the time! I seem to remember Shaun Fox being there but memories get fuzzy after a while. I remember hearing the beginning and hoping the band wasn’t going to suck and then being pleasantly surprised by just how good they were. I ran out and bought that record the next day, I think.

    I wish you could have seen these guys on this tour; they sounded fucking incredible. As good as they did back in 1998 when Dave and I went to see them at Bogart’s. They’re one of the most underrated bands of the 90s and this was one of the best reunion shows I’ve seen. Brought back a lot of memories too.

  3. Shuan may have been there. That was a long ass time ago. But I specifically remember being in the upstairs living room watching, I’m guessing, 120 Minutes or something. You know, back when MTV gave a shit and actually played videos.

  4. @Pauley
    It feels like another lifetime ago now. Just think, our kids will ask us “why is MTV called ‘music’ television if there’s no music?” And we’ll say, “Well kids, a very long time ago there was thing thing called a music video…”

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