- Nov 13, 2008
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Went to see Wire on Tuesday. They played till pretty late. I could sense the worry by many in the audience that work the next day was going to suck.Interesting to think about some of these bands that have come back or just never quit. Off of Bad's list, Robyn Hitchcock (who will be at the Turf Club in April) is an example of someone who has just kept playing, touring and generally being awesome. Meanwhile the Pixies came back for a sad cash grab. Dinosaur Jr's original lineup getting back together was highly improbable. Even more improbable, they put out 4 solid albums.
One good thing, these bands (and many smaller local bands) have figured out fans of the the 90s generation will come out to shows as long as they don't start the headliner at 11:30. Most of these types of shows will have the headliner starting by 9, 9:30 at the latest.
Thanks for the awesome playlist!A couple years ago I put together a playlist of modern rock from the early 90s, a period I refer to as the golden age of modern rock--before grunge came in and drowned out new wave and post-punk pop. This is what they were playing on KJ 104, which was a marvelous (IMHO) short-lived station and which was sort of reborn with some of the same staff members when REV 105 went on the air a few years later.
Most of this collection dates from mid 1989 through mid 1991, although there are songs that go as far back as mid 1988 and forward to mid 1992. The station went off the air over Labor Day weekend 1992. It was an incredibly prolific few years, with excellent releases by established artists as well as some one-hit wonders. Just 1990 by itself was a firehose flow of wonderful music.
I ended up with 8 volumes (volumed so they can fit on 80-minute CDs if desired) totalling about 10 and a half hours of music. And this isn't even everything from that era; I left stuff off that I thought was stale or that I didn't particularly like.
Here it is. It's all pretty findable on YouTube. Enjoy!
1 They Might Be Giants Ana Ng 2 Redd Kross Annie's Gone 3 Matthew Sweet I've Been Waiting 4 Matthew Sweet Girlfriend 5 Aztek Camera The Crying Scene 6 Kitchens of Distinction Drive That Fast 7 Aztec Camera Good Morning Britain 8 The Chills Heavenly Pop Hit 9 Cocteau Twins Iceblink Luck 10 Bob Mould It's Too Late 11 Social Distortion Ring Of Fire 12 Social Distortion Ball and Chain 13 The Waterboys A Life Of Sundays 14 Primal Scream Movin On Up 15 The Trash Can Sinatras Only Tongue Can Tell 16 The Lightning Seeds Pure 17 Billy Bragg Sexuality 18 Teenage Fanclub Star Sign 19 Marc Almond Tears Run Rings
1 John Wesley Harding Here Comes The Groom 2 Jane's Addiction Been Caught Stealing 3 The Darling Buds Crystal Clear 4 World Party Way Down Now 5 Sinead O'Connor The Emperor's New Clothes 6 Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart 7 World Party Put The Message In The Box 8 Katydids Heavy Weather Traffic 9 The House of Love I Don't Know Why I Love You 10 Jellyfish I Wanna Stay Home 11 John Wesley Harding The Devil In Me 12 The Orb Little Fluffy Clouds 13 Lenny Kravitz Mr. Cab Driver 14 Elvis Costello The Other Side Of Summer 15 The Rave-Ups Respectfully King Of Rain 16 The Stone Roses She Bangs The Drums 17 Gear Daddies Color Of Her Eyes 18 Happy Mondays Step On 19 Steve Wynn Tears Won't Help
1 Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Oceanside 2 Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians So You Think You're In Love 3 The Cramps Bikini Girls With Machine Guns 4 Peter Murphy Cuts You Up 5 Faith No More Epic 6 The Farm Groovy Train 7 Something Happens Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello 8 Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ultra Unbelievable Love 9 Richard Thompson I Feel So Good 10 Gene Loves Jezebel Jealous (Again) 11 Big Dipper Love Barge 12 The Beautiful South My Book 13 Oingo Boingo Out Of Control 14 Jesus Jones Right Here Right Now 15 Lloyd Cole She's A Girl And I'm A Man 16 Trip Shakespeare The Crane 17 Del Amitri Stone Cold Sober 18 Jellyfish That Is Why 19 EMF Unbelievable 20 Kirsty MacColl Walking Down Madison
1 Midnight Oil Blue Sky Mine 2 Enya Caribbean Blue 3 Material Issue Diane 4 Trip Shakespeare Bachelorette 5 The Railway Children Every Beat Of The Heart 6 The Origin Growing Old 7 The Pixies Here Comes Your Man 8 Midnight Oil Forgotten Years 9 David J I'll Be Your Chauffeur 10 Concrete Blonde Joey 11 XTC The Mayor Of Simpleton 12 Midnight Oil King Of The Mountain 13 Midnight Oil River Runs Red 14 This Picture Naked Rain 15 Siouxsie and the Banshees Peek-a-Boo 16 House of Freaks Rocking Chair 17 The Primitives Sick Of It 18 The Connells Stone Cold Yesterday 19 Too Much Joy That's A Lie 20 Material Issue Valerie Loves Me 21 Falling Joys You're In A Mess
1 Depeche Mode World In My Eyes 2 Soul Asylum Cartoon 3 Public Image Limited Don't Ask Me 4 Lou Reed Dirty Blvd. 5 The Jesus and Mary Chain Far Gone And Out 6 Indigo Girls Hammer And A Nail 7 Depeche Mode Personal Jesus 8 The Sundays Here's Where the Story Ends 9 Pursuit Of Happiness I'm An Adult Now 10 Jellyfish The King Is Half-Undressed 11 The Church Metropolis 12 Morrissey November Spawned A Monster 13 Depeche Mode Enjoy The Silence 14 Depeche Mode Policy Of Truth 15 Morrissey Piccadilly Palare 16 Big Audio Dynamite Rush 17 James Sit Down 18 Wire Train Stone Me 19 The La's There She Goes
1 They Might Be Giants Theme From Flood 2 They Might Be Giants Birdhouse In Your Soul 3 An Emotional Fish Celebrate 4 The Wonder Stuff Don't Let Me Down, Gently 5 They Might Be Giants Istanbul (Not Constantinople) 6 Electronic Getting Away With It 7 Ned's Atomic Dustbin Happy 8 That Petrol Emotion Hey Venus 9 Soup Dragons I'm Free 10 MC 900 Ft. Jesus The City Sleeps 11 Happy Mondays Kinky Afro 12 Voice of the Beehive Monsters And Angels 13 Boom Crash Opera Onion Skin 14 When In Rome The Promise 15 Meat Puppets Sam 16 The Wonder Stuff The Size of a Cow 17 Jane's Addiction Stop! 18 Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy California Uber Alles 19 Blur There's No Other Way 20 Elvis Costello Veronica 21 Mighty Lemon Drops Where Do We Go From Heaven
1 Dream Warriors Mr. Bubbunut Spills His Guts 2 Dream Warriors My Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style 3 Erasure Chorus 4 The Heart Throbs Dreamtime 5 The Lemonheads It's A Shame About Ray 6 Hothouse Flowers Give It Up 7 Dramarama Haven't Got A Clue 8 Soho Hippychick 9 Big Dipper Impossible Things 10 Del Amitri Kiss This Thing Goodbye 11 Dream Warriors Wash Your Face In My Sink 12 The Sisters of Mercy More 13 Saint Etienne Only Love Can Break Your Heart 14 Ian McCulloch Proud to Fall 15 The Judybats Saturday 16 The Alarm Sold Me Down The River 17 Lush Sweetness And Light 18 Camper Van Beethoven Pictures Of Matchstick Men 19 Goo Goo Dolls There You Are 20 Pop Will Eat Itself X, Y & Zee
1 School Of Fish Intro / 3 Strange Days 2 Inspiral Carpets Commercial Reign 3 The Ocean Blue Drifting Falling 4 The Posies Golden Blunders 5 The B52's Deadbeat Club 6 The B52's Love Shack 7 The Jesus and Mary Chain Head On 8 Butthole Surfers The Hurdy Gurdy Man 9 Divinyls I Touch Myself 10 The Cavedogs Leave Me Alone 11 The Shamen Move Any Mountain 12 The B52's Roam 13 The Charlatans The Only One I Know 14 Dead Milkmen Punk Rock Girl 15 Bob Mould See A Little Light 16 Ultra Vivid Scene Special One 17 The Stranglers Sweet Smell of Success 18 Jah Wobble Visions of You 19 The Church You're Still Beautiful
What is meant by a landfill song? Songs that had some initial success but are now all but forgotten?I stumbled upon this compilation of the Top 50 alternative landfill songs from the ‘90s-a great combination of songs I’d never heard, had forgotten about, and am still quite fond of. I also love the descriptor-I would have labeled it, “bands whose CD’s were 10 deep at the used record store.”
Here’s the list
What is meant by a landfill song? Songs that had some initial success but are now all but forgotten?
311 fits that description for me (and didn't seem them on the linked list). I was really into 311 in the 90s but haven't really thought of them since. The is the song that propelled them into the mainstream.The author was following up on Twitter with questions, and he explained landfill songs/CD's as those that artists whose work ended up being shuttled off to used CD shops/thrift stores/pawn shops and eventually onward to landfills.
Saw them with Yo La Tango in 93. Top ten show for me. Still listen to both often. Teenage beat out Nirvana for best album of 91 I remember. At least according to Spin magazine.Thought about putting this in the Old Music thread but it made more sense to track this thread down. Peak 90's right here and the opener, God Knows it's True, is a just amazing, especially Brendan O'Hare going Animal on the drums.
I stumbled upon this compilation of the Top 50 alternative landfill songs from the ‘90s-a great combination of songs I’d never heard, had forgotten about, and am still quite fond of. I also love the descriptor-I would have labeled it, “bands whose CD’s were 10 deep at the used record store.”
Here’s the list