It’s been really gratifying creating my “Dolby Radio” category on this blog as it provides the opportunity for the clustering and propagation of just an incredible blitzkrieg of great pop music within one webpage. The first post I published within this category was I think the “Big 300” and now I think in playlist form it’s morphed into the “Dolby Radio Playlist,” or something along those lines. I was able to come to little revelations on songs like “Polly,” which, by Nirvana, is acoustic, down and somber, pertaining to a rape lyrically, and was never officially released as a single but nonetheless fits spiritedly into the pop radio module for its concise chord changes and closely juxtaposed, well drawn segments.
“Deep inside of You” is another such song that I think has worked really well on Dolby Radio and it is a song that indeed was officially released as a single, to relatively little fanfare, as it were. And further along these lines, Third Eye Blind’s Blue, vilified by many vindictive dullards upon its release just because it exhibited confidence and originality, basically, is without question one of the most underrated rock LP’s of the 1990s, right up there with LIVE’s Secret Samadhi and Fastball’s All the Pain Money Can Buy .
Part of Blue is emotional versatility, though. In this regard, “Deep inside of You” represents a very important cog in the album’s emotional landscape because it’s a gushing, euphoric surrender into rapturous release. It’s important to understand that around this time, Third Eye Blind, with the possible exception of Everclear, was very likely the best rock band on the planet (not coincidentally concurrent with their feature of songwriter and riff-master Kevin Cadogan on guitar). Anyway, it’s apples and oranges — Everclear was a cathartic, physical firebrand within an ambitious alt-rock brand which almost bordered on nu metal in its guitar sound, and Third Eye Blind was Green Day-inspired pop-punk with a deep layer of psychedelia informing its classically trained riffs and syncopations. “Deep inside of You” is a great example of the complexity and care the band were capable of, with its rhythmically eccentric opening riff that would then go on to pepper the verse with its litheness. To reiterate what I said before, “Deep inside of You” follows at least two or three rather despondent cuts, so when it makes the right turn into triumph and celebration, the results are especially poignant and magnanimous. Actually, it’s one of those songs that my left brain hates but my right brain loves, hence my saying in the title that I think it’s going to suck — the left brain being oriented with logic and reason and the right with identity, rediscovery of self, music, rocking, going to the reservoir and getting naked under a full moon, you know, all that standard curricular stuff. In general, when Third Eye Blind was at their best, which they were on pretty much all of Blue and the self-titled album, their music has this quality of being like something out of a dream, like Natalie Merchant’s tender, aching tribute called “River,” dedicated to the departed actor River Phoenix. It’s music that’s disciplined in its tranquility and unquestionably inspired in its sonic construction, where all of the sounds employed are just so inviting, colorful and serene, and that the end product emerges as authoritative for its complete lack of semantic or deliberate lunging.
 Before you start shooting paintballs at me for this selection you could always do something as chivalrous as actually listen to the album (it is on Spotify for your free-of-charge convenience) or consider that that simpleton freakazoid on that MGK song seems to culturally get away with totally ripping off “Out of My Head” to cringe-worthy results, all the while seeing virtually no credit or applause actually going to Tony Scalzo and the band that originally performed it.