Throwback Thursday ‘Better Days (And the Bottom Drops Out)’ by Citizen King (1999)
Pandemic inspired Throwback Thursday continues with "Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)" by Citizen King.
I think, a lot of us, while in quarantine, daydream about better days in the past and better days to come! See what I did there?
Anyway, Citizen King was a band out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They formed in 1993 and disbanded in 2002. Citizen King was made up of members Mount Sims on lead vocals and bass, Kristian Riley on guitar, Dave Cooley on keyboards, Malcolm Michiels on turntables, and DJ Brooks on drums.
The band's sound is described as mixing hip-hop, soul, and punk. They are considered a one-hit-wonder, but what a great one hit!
"Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)" was released in 1999 and was on their album, Mobile Estates. The song was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie, Gone In 60 Seconds and on the TV show, Malcolm in the Middle.
"Better Days (And The Bottom Drops Out)" also went to #3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart.
In the Summer of 1999, the song was certified Gold!
The music video features the band performing in a walk-in cooler in a convenience store. They are trying not to freeze to death while all kinds of weird things are going on. There are aliens, a mariachi band, some Men in Black type officers, an ugly guy in drag, and cops eating donuts.