Favorite "Lie" Songs #5 - "Liar"

@teamfreak16 (35013)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 24, 2016 11:46am CST
We're almost at the midway point in my Favorite "Lie" Songs series, and we're at #5: "Liar" by Rollins Band. Led by punk rock legend Henry Rollins, Rollins Band formed in 1987 in Van Nuys, California. Rollins is best known as the former singer for Black Flag. The band was considered more of an alternative metal act than a punk band. While there have been a few lineup changes, with musicians doing multiple stints in the band, Rollins has been the only constant full-time member. (Fun Fact: in addition to his spoken word gigs, Rollins is also the host of the cable television show 10 Things You Didn't Know About.) "Liar" was a single from the 1994 album Weight. It's a hard rocker with a jazz influence, and was released as a single, reaching #9 on Billboard Magazine's Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart. It also recieved regular airplay on MTV's 120 Minutes. It is, according to Wikipedia, the Rollins Band's only charting single to date. Wikipedia again: Henry Rollins stated in a BBC interview that "Liar" was originally intended to be a B-Side. It was also named, by VH1, the 64th greatest hard rock song of all-time. Enjoy!
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@amadeo (45958)
• United States
24 Oct 16
Liar,Liar,Liar your pants of fire.Another one that I am green on.
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@teamfreak16 (35013)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Oct 16
It wasn't really a big hit unless you were listening to alternative music in the 90's.
@amadeo (45958)
• United States
24 Oct 16
@teamfreak16 yes,you are right on this.
@JohnRoberts (38569)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Oct 16
Henry Rollins is a local legend here in the LA area. I met him at a travel show several years ago where he gave a talk. Really nice guy.
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@teamfreak16 (35013)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 Oct 16
He always seems like a nice guy. Cool that you got to meet him. I'd love to.
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@JohnRoberts (38569)
• Los Angeles, California
24 Oct 16
@teamfreak16 Rollins is quite the world traveler so that's what he talked about. Not the punk wild man you envision from Black Flag. An educated man wearing a business suit.
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@Ronrybs (7075)
• London, England
25 Oct 16
I thought I'd heard of this one and the group, but wrong again! The video didn't ring any bells, at all
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@teamfreak16 (35013)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Oct 16
Other than You Tube, the only place I've ever seen it is on MTV.
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@TRBRocks420 (60606)
• Banks, Oregon
24 Oct 16
You can't have a favorite lie song series, with out liar.
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@teamfreak16 (35013)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Oct 16
No. Love Henry Rollins.
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@FayeHazel (10665)
• United States
24 Oct 16
I just had the thought, Scott - you should be a dj, like on the radio...
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@teamfreak16 (35013)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Oct 16
I was, back in the 80's. I was the overnight guy at an Adult Contemporary station in Colorado Springs.