Sue Saad and the Next have an odd story to tell. Well, let’s start with that name. The unavoidability of the word “sad” in the lead singer’s name sort of leads you to a place where it sounds like her name is an insult: aw, yer just a Sad Sue.
And then there’s The “Next”. Sounds like Life Itself wants to move on: ” Well, here’s Sue, and her band, uh-” “Next!”
Best of all, what information one may find about them on the internet is exactly what one would assume about a band with a name like that. They are sometimes derided as a “one hit wonder,” though the further one looks, the less evidence there seems to be of their ever having had a hit. They appear to have suffered from there already being a Pat Benatar and a Blondie in the world, and the world was largely indifferent to a underwhelming hybrid of the two. The highest they ever rose on the charts was #131st.
There’s even a really sad fan page run by their one remaining fan, but that’s the internet: there’s something on there for everyone, and if you say one bad word about someone you’re pretty sure everybody hates, you stir up the hornet’s nest of the final hardliners who are defending the good name of, Farrah Fawcett, say. Read more…
posted by Rich Bachelor in One Hit Wonders
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