August 4, 2010

Guilty Pleasure: The Like

A) I always feel a little creepy as an adult liking kiddy rock but once you see the video, you will understand why I hold a torch for them.

B) They seem a little too perfect and well put together but after reading up on them via Wiki, I understand why that is.

"The Like were formed in September 2001 by Elizabeth "Z" Berg (vocals/guitar), Charlotte Froom (bass/vocals) and Tennessee Thomas (drums) at the ages of 15, 15 and 16, respectively. All three are daughters of music industry veterans; Berg's father is former Geffen Records A&R exec/record producer Tony Berg, Froom's father is producer Mitchell Froom and Thomas' father is Pete Thomas, longtime drummer for Elvis Costello.[2] From childhood, Froom, Berg and Thomas were immersed in classic rock, and all three took piano lessons before teaching themselves their current instruments.
They formed when the parents of childhood friends Thomas and Froom learned that Berg had been writing songs and showed interest in forming a band. Froom learned bass two weeks before joining, and the three began working together, getting fast results. The name comes from a habit that the girls, as many do, have of saying "like" all the time. Thomas' mother suggested the name and it stuck.

Over a period of three years, the band independently released three EPs (I Like The Like, ...and The Like, and Like It or Not), which they sold at shows and on their website. Their song "(So I'll Sit Here) Waiting" was featured on the soundtrack of the film Thirteen. "

C)  On the flipside, I am always happy to see girls playing music, instruments and all . . . rather than just playing the pin up vocalist.

D) Fuzzy guitar tones and a fun Mod theme. YAY!


  1. Yay!! These ladies toured with Tori Amos a few years back. April and I chatted with them for a while by the harbor and they were so lovely and so adorable and you shouldn't feel guilty at all about liking them!!

  2. i do have to give them an honest to goodness listen, because i have heard people say good things about them. but i feel like at first they were so pressed out, it was like they were being shoved down my throat from every angle! i rebelled against it all by completely ignoring them. but will re-visit shortly per your recommendation!

  3. She has so great style. I love it so much.