In the autumn of 1992, an IRA bomb blew up forensic labs in Belfast; the United States conducted its last nuclear test; a riot broke out in a Sao Paulo prison resulting in the Carandru Massacre and a riot in Mumbai resulted in 1,500 deaths; an Israeli plane crashed in Amsterdam and a Chinese plane in China; a 16-year-old Japanese exchange student was shot dead in Baton Rouge, USA for knocking on the wrong door; the Church of England decided to allow women to become priests, a fire broke out in Windsor Castle; Charles and Diana announced their separation; Czecholslovakia decided to split into two independent countries; a Greek oil tanker ran aground in Spain; an earthquake killed 2,500 in Fores, Indonesia; and, in Vancouver, Canada, a rock quintet formed named Moist. The band was led by David Usher who was born in Oxford, England to a Thai Buddhist artisan mother and a Jewish professor of economics from Montreal.
In 1994, the band released its quadruple platinum album Silver which spawned the singles “Silver”, “Push”, and “Believe Me”. One of our all-time favourite songs by a Canadian artist is Moist’s “Push“.
A little bit more than I ever wanted
A little bit more than you could ever say
Did you really think that I’d forgotten?
Kicked out the windshield, water coming in
Fade away, fade away
Push just a little too late
Is this what you want? What you need?
Is this what you wanted me to be?
Always loved me strapped to you
Lock it down and drive me through
I tried to give more than you thought I’d take now
Taking more than you could ever say
Push come to shove you kicked me in the head
You knock me down I ripped the handle off again
I wanted more than this, wanted more than this
Fade away, fade away
Hands gripped to the wheel held too tight to feel
Face pressed to the glass, please don’t ask
One more breath, one more, it’s alright
I could never give enough, have enough, be enough
You could never stand to stay there
Only only only, fade away, fade away
I wanted more than this
I expected more than this