THOMAS NICHOLAS BAND and BOWLING FOR SOUP, “1999”
You can’t keep a good song away, and sometimes a refreshing update can give it new life all over again. You know Las Vegas-born Thomas Ian Nicholas from his role as Kevin Myers in the “American Pie” movie. When he’s not acting in film or movies, he performs and tours in his own rock band, The Thomas Nicholas Band. So Thomas has recalibrated Bowling For Soup’s 2005 Top 30 hit rendition of “1985” (which itself was a cover of a song by rockers SR-71) as “1999”. And, in conjunction with BFS, it works like a charm as a timely reflection on growing up in the 90’s instead of the 80’s. Light-hearted rock music like this always finds a soft spot with music audiences, and while “1999” is an independent release, I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t get its own due in some shape and form.