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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.
 


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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.
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.
 

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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!

VOLUME 1

1They Might Be GiantsAna Ng
2Redd KrossAnnie's Gone
3Matthew SweetI've Been Waiting
4Matthew SweetGirlfriend
5Aztek CameraThe Crying Scene
6Kitchens of DistinctionDrive That Fast
7Aztec CameraGood Morning Britain
8The ChillsHeavenly Pop Hit
9Cocteau TwinsIceblink Luck
10Bob MouldIt's Too Late
11Social DistortionRing Of Fire
12Social DistortionBall and Chain
13The WaterboysA Life Of Sundays
14Primal ScreamMovin On Up
15The Trash Can SinatrasOnly Tongue Can Tell
16The Lightning SeedsPure
17Billy BraggSexuality
18Teenage FanclubStar Sign
19Marc AlmondTears Run Rings

VOLUME 2

1John Wesley HardingHere Comes The Groom
2Jane's AddictionBeen Caught Stealing
3The Darling BudsCrystal Clear
4World PartyWay Down Now
5Sinead O'ConnorThe Emperor's New Clothes
6Deee-LiteGroove Is In The Heart
7World PartyPut The Message In The Box
8KatydidsHeavy Weather Traffic
9The House of LoveI Don't Know Why I Love You
10JellyfishI Wanna Stay Home
11John Wesley HardingThe Devil In Me
12The OrbLittle Fluffy Clouds
13Lenny KravitzMr. Cab Driver
14Elvis CostelloThe Other Side Of Summer
15The Rave-UpsRespectfully King Of Rain
16The Stone RosesShe Bangs The Drums
17Gear DaddiesColor Of Her Eyes
18Happy MondaysStep On
19Steve WynnTears Won't Help

VOLUME 3

1Robyn Hitchcock & the EgyptiansOceanside
2Robyn Hitchcock & the EgyptiansSo You Think You're In Love
3The CrampsBikini Girls With Machine Guns
4Peter MurphyCuts You Up
5Faith No MoreEpic
6The FarmGroovy Train
7Something HappensHello Hello Hello Hello Hello
8Robyn Hitchcock & the EgyptiansUltra Unbelievable Love
9Richard ThompsonI Feel So Good
10Gene Loves JezebelJealous (Again)
11Big DipperLove Barge
12The Beautiful SouthMy Book
13Oingo BoingoOut Of Control
14Jesus JonesRight Here Right Now
15Lloyd ColeShe's A Girl And I'm A Man
16Trip ShakespeareThe Crane
17Del AmitriStone Cold Sober
18JellyfishThat Is Why
19EMFUnbelievable
20Kirsty MacCollWalking Down Madison

VOLUME 4

1Midnight OilBlue Sky Mine
2EnyaCaribbean Blue
3Material IssueDiane
4Trip ShakespeareBachelorette
5The Railway ChildrenEvery Beat Of The Heart
6The OriginGrowing Old
7The PixiesHere Comes Your Man
8Midnight OilForgotten Years
9David JI'll Be Your Chauffeur
10Concrete BlondeJoey
11XTCThe Mayor Of Simpleton
12Midnight OilKing Of The Mountain
13Midnight OilRiver Runs Red
14This PictureNaked Rain
15Siouxsie and the BansheesPeek-a-Boo
16House of FreaksRocking Chair
17The PrimitivesSick Of It
18The ConnellsStone Cold Yesterday
19Too Much JoyThat's A Lie
20Material IssueValerie Loves Me
21Falling JoysYou're In A Mess

VOLUME 5

1Depeche ModeWorld In My Eyes
2Soul AsylumCartoon
3Public Image LimitedDon't Ask Me
4Lou ReedDirty Blvd.
5The Jesus and Mary ChainFar Gone And Out
6Indigo GirlsHammer And A Nail
7Depeche ModePersonal Jesus
8The SundaysHere's Where the Story Ends
9Pursuit Of HappinessI'm An Adult Now
10JellyfishThe King Is Half-Undressed
11The ChurchMetropolis
12MorrisseyNovember Spawned A Monster
13Depeche ModeEnjoy The Silence
14Depeche ModePolicy Of Truth
15MorrisseyPiccadilly Palare
16Big Audio DynamiteRush
17JamesSit Down
18Wire TrainStone Me
19The La'sThere She Goes

VOLUME 6

1They Might Be GiantsTheme From Flood
2They Might Be GiantsBirdhouse In Your Soul
3An Emotional FishCelebrate
4The Wonder StuffDon't Let Me Down, Gently
5They Might Be GiantsIstanbul (Not Constantinople)
6ElectronicGetting Away With It
7Ned's Atomic DustbinHappy
8That Petrol EmotionHey Venus
9Soup DragonsI'm Free
10MC 900 Ft. JesusThe City Sleeps
11Happy MondaysKinky Afro
12Voice of the BeehiveMonsters And Angels
13Boom Crash OperaOnion Skin
14When In RomeThe Promise
15Meat PuppetsSam
16The Wonder StuffThe Size of a Cow
17Jane's AddictionStop!
18Disposable Heroes of HiphoprisyCalifornia Uber Alles
19BlurThere's No Other Way
20Elvis CostelloVeronica
21Mighty Lemon DropsWhere Do We Go From Heaven

VOLUME 7

1Dream WarriorsMr. Bubbunut Spills His Guts
2Dream WarriorsMy Definition Of A Boombastic Jazz Style
3ErasureChorus
4The Heart ThrobsDreamtime
5The LemonheadsIt's A Shame About Ray
6Hothouse FlowersGive It Up
7DramaramaHaven't Got A Clue
8SohoHippychick
9Big DipperImpossible Things
10Del AmitriKiss This Thing Goodbye
11Dream WarriorsWash Your Face In My Sink
12The Sisters of MercyMore
13Saint EtienneOnly Love Can Break Your Heart
14Ian McCullochProud to Fall
15The JudybatsSaturday
16The AlarmSold Me Down The River
17LushSweetness And Light
18Camper Van BeethovenPictures Of Matchstick Men
19Goo Goo DollsThere You Are
20Pop Will Eat ItselfX, Y & Zee

VOLUME 8

1School Of FishIntro / 3 Strange Days
2Inspiral CarpetsCommercial Reign
3The Ocean BlueDrifting Falling
4The PosiesGolden Blunders
5The B52'sDeadbeat Club
6The B52'sLove Shack
7The Jesus and Mary ChainHead On
8Butthole SurfersThe Hurdy Gurdy Man
9DivinylsI Touch Myself
10The CavedogsLeave Me Alone
11The ShamenMove Any Mountain
12The B52'sRoam
13The CharlatansThe Only One I Know
14Dead MilkmenPunk Rock Girl
15Bob MouldSee A Little Light
16Ultra Vivid SceneSpecial One
17The StranglersSweet Smell of Success
18Jah WobbleVisions of You
19The ChurchYou're Still Beautiful
Thanks for the awesome playlist!

I too shared the grief at the loss of the short-lived KJ-104 and REV-105. I think I still have REV-105 stickers on various objects. The (current, pun intended) Current is semi-OK I guess, but doesn’t hold a candle to those “classic” modern rock stations (did I just invent an oxymoron phrase?).
 

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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
 



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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?
 

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What is meant by a landfill song? Songs that had some initial success but are now all but forgotten?

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.
 

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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.
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.

 

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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.

 



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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.

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.
 

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In case people don't know, the Chris Carter who hosts "Breakfast With the Beatles" on SiriusXM's Beatles channel was the bassist for Dramarama.
 

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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.


Soundsystem is a great album.
 


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Music, Grassroots, & 311 are all solid. After that I lost interest.

Wow! Transistor and Soundsystem are widely considered to be their two best albums....but to each their own.
 

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Another fantastically 90's relic.

 

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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

Thanks for the link. I'm with you. Plenty of stuff here that I know....and quite a bit that I am not very familiar with. But I love the sound of this era of music.
 

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Pavement - Gold Soundz


 

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Sponge checking in with Molly (16 Candles)

 






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Lyle Lovett's The Road to Ensenada rates as one the best albums in the 90s for me. Here he is with a little help from Shawn Colvin, Fiona.


I have always presumed the song had something to do with Julia Roberts.
 


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A bunch of art rock music geeks fronted by a goddess vocalist with an incredible stage presence yields Garbage. Only Happy When It Rains.

Produced by Butch Vig, I believe
 




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