Forgotten Songs of the ‘90s: Rocket from the Crypt
Rocket from the Crypt were one of the most unique bands to come out during the ‘90s alt-rock explosion; a punk rock band with horns! Believe it or not, this combination created some enduring memories and some kickass songs, most notably “On A Rope” from 1995’s Scream, Dracula, Scream!
Kicking off with some excellent guitar work, the band works their way into a mid-level groove when frontman John Reis comes in with lyrics about holding out hope for love that is pushing him to the end of the proverbial rope. He continues in this fashion for about a minute and a half; at that point, the band begins speeding things up until they revert back to their old ways until the climax just gets in your face to the point where you want to punch someone or kick their ass.
The one thing that could’ve hurt the song’s chances of becoming a hit was the video which showed them playing with kittens and generally being cheesy. But overlooking that, the song should’ve been big and would’ve made them huge but unfortunately after years of being ignored, RFTC broke up in 2004 and their legacy is just now being rediscovered.