Those Were The Days

For this week's playlist, it's part one in a 2 part series, looking back on the early 90s. Next week, I'll post some fun stuff from those years in the U.K., but for this week, it's early 90s music from here in the states.

The early 90s represents the music of my college days, and though I've certainly moved on, I still love the era, musically. By 1996, it felt like the era was pretty much over. Nirvana was gone, Pearl Jam was past their prime, Smashing Pumpkins were more or less done, as were Soundgarden, STP, Alice In Chains, Blind Melon, etc etc etc. I chose not to focus on grunge for this playlist, because... well... that would have been too easy.

For me, this was a great time to be in college and doing college radio. Ahh, those were the days.

I find it fascinating how music goes in cycles. As the alternative scene faded out of the mainstream (or maybe faded too deeply into it), pure pop made a comeback through the late 90s, and then the whole hip-hop explosion took over. I wonder what's bubbling under now, soon to be the next big thing...?

::::: | Monday, Nov 27 2006 at 12:00 AM
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rats! said:

I totally would have done "it's a shame about ray," but otherwise, what an amazing trip down memory lane. especially the dinosaur jr.

::::: | November 27, 2006 7:58 PM

Me! said:

Y'know... I debated between a few Lemonheads tunes, and Ray is certainly a favorite. And Rudderless. And Confetti. And just about everything else off of that record.

In fact, my copy is an original pressing of It's A Shame About Ray. That album was out 6 months or so, I believe, before Mrs. Robinson became a hit and was added to the album (which explains why it doesn't seem to fit at all, after Frank Mills, which is a perfect album closer if you ask me).

I went with Stove because I just love the fact that he wrote a song about being sad to see his stove being replaced by a new one.

::::: | November 27, 2006 8:27 PM

Holly said:

This is only loosely related as it has nothing what-so-ever to do with 90s music... but did you ever pick up the last Hem album?

::::: | November 27, 2006 9:04 PM

Me! said:

Not yet. There's so much new stuff out there that I want lately.

::::: | November 27, 2006 9:22 PM

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