Thursday, August 21, 2008

Listening Post: 90s Alt-Pop Edition


I've mentioned before how it's my firm belief that 1992 was the best year for music in the last three decades (at least). I've also held nothing back when it comes to my overall passion for 90s music and culture. Maybe it's simply bittersweet nostalgia having its way with me, but here are a few more of the songs that I loved from that era.

Yes, it's a slow week around these parts. I promise to have something more substantive posted soon.

For now though, enjoy the music and blurry video.



Blind Melon -- Galaxie



Dinosaur Jr -- Start Choppin'



Meat Puppets -- Backwater



The Posies -- Definite Door



Letters to Cleo -- Here and Now

12 comments:

James said...

great choices. sorry to be an asshole, but blinD melon.

Boo said...

I don't think the word "bling" even existed in '92. But I love how Bling Melon rolls off the tongue...

Chez said...

Yeah, yeah -- I was barely awake when I typed this up. Sorry.

david said...

It must be a generational thing. I enjoy early eighties music/videos more than the early nineties stuff which all seems bit derivative. I'm 47 now, and my 'best' years shadowed the beginning of MTV. Ah memories..

robpo said...

Its good to see someone else carrying water for the higher quality of music generally produced in the 90's!

Tool, Beastie Boys, Primus, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Ministry, NIN, ...

Thats just from 10 seconds of brainstorming. I grudgingly accept this is based on subjective standards, but I'll still argue til I'm blue in the face that the 90's was the best decade for music.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the era having great rock music. Too old for it at 34, but got attracted to Nirvana and Pearl Jam and worked my way back into the smaller grunge bands. Started staying up late on Sunday night watching alternative video on MTV and on a local Chicago alternative video show - JBTV - hosted by Jerry Bryant? maybe. He was totally unprofessional, but you could tell he loved the music. He had lots of mid major bands on live at the time like Belly, and jeez I am too old to remember others. Think I remember Belly 'cause Donnely had just lost her drummer and was making the music it up with a new one live on the show. Kinda cute.

b80vin said...

As an atheist, "Here and Now" and XTC's "Dear God" were anthems to me.

Boo said...

I'm not sorry. I just AM.

celery said...

chez, don't forget that "harvest moon" came out in 1992. not only is that a beautiful album, but it showed (again) that neil young is a genius of diversity, having released a great rock album, "ragged glory", a year or two earlier.

by the way, badmotorfinger blew my mind the first time that i heard it, and continues to do so on every replay. hearing chris cornell for the first time reminded me how i felt (as a kid) when i accidentally picked up led zeppelin III in a dollar bin and was introduced to robert plant.

jane's addiction ushered in the 90's spectacularly.

Bill Mill said...

Galaxie is a superior song.

Anonymous said...

hey chez, thank you for paying homage to 90s music. Attention must be paid, ;) check out Linda Strawberry when you get the chance, she's a throwback to
80s/90s alternative music. kudos.

micheal said...

soup = one of the most underrated albums of the 90s.
suck on that. haters