Tuesday lost and found: Save Time for Matthew Sweet
Since we covered a Susanna Hoffs (with the Bangles) song to wrap the "Under the Covers" series, we would be remiss if we didn't save time for an original video for Matthew Sweet from the ‘80s.
Though Sweet is primarily associated with the early ‘90s for classic songs like Girlfriend and I've Been Waiting, he first began his singles career in 1986 with Save Time For Me off his critically acclaimed debut album Inside. Like yesterday's song from The Bangles, Save Time For Me was co-written by Jules Shears and while the song did not chart, the video shows the pop sensibility of the Nebraska native and documents of how a young and trim Sweet use to look when he was 22 years old. If you have seen recent footage of Sweet lately you might notice he has "grown" since the ‘80s and I'm not referring to his height.
Sweet has put his solo career on hold as he and Hoffs have spent the last few years recording cover songs from the '60s, '70s and now ‘80s under their alter-egos known as Sid and Susie. Parents may also recall that it is Sweet singing the theme song for "Scooby Doo! Mystery Inc." cartoon series that was rebooted on The Cartoon Network and ran from 2010-13.