Some people don't like Beat Happening. I am not one of those people. Beat Happening is awesome. They make songs so simple and familiar that you'd swear you'd heard them before.
But you haven't. Because you've never heard Beat Happening. They released their self-titled debut album in 1985 and, within five years, were a fixture in the indie rock community. Beat Happening is like The Velvet Underground in that they can make an interesting song with only one or two chords. Excellent rock voices, too.
Listen for yourself:
Beat Happening - Foggy Eyes (s/t, 1985)
Beat Happening - Our Secret (s/t, 1985)
Beat Happening - Teenage Caveman (You Turn Me On, 1992)
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