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90s Music | Episode #09

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Don't go chasing waterfalls... stick with us as we cut holes in our jeans, dial MTV, and take Alanis Morissette to task for her lack of irony. 

Show Notes:  
01:41 Bill & Ted invoke the philosophy of Bret Michaels 
 The late 80s: a great big mess 
04:03 The 90s: why so serious? 
09:15 Scarf-tossing anthems and holes in the knees of your jeans
11:30 Interlude: Spin Doctors: "Two Princes"
12:40 Pop music is decade-proof
18:03 Stomping ground
21:54 VJ Throwdown
26:10 Interlude: MTV's Summer 1995 Promo
32:03 Do your best Billy Corgan
39:20 Way to go, Rob Somebody
43:19 You say... we should talk about '90s alterna-chicks

90s Music | Ep #09

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Reader Comments (2)

Aw, they didn't mention the great San Francisco alt-rock band, Third Eye Blind! The more sophisticated alternative to Switchback 70, or whatever Drew's dad calls Rob Thomas's dumb band. And, they HATE each other. In fact, 3EB frontman Stephan Jenkins and Rob Thomas continue their decade-long public feud to this day, I believe.
BTW, thanks for including the song snippets. Having mostly an radio memory of many early-mid 90's songs, I didn't recognize some of the artists, but I immediately identified their contributions thanks to your impromptu vocal samples. I especially loved John's Billy Corgan. I'd really like to hear his Eddie Vedder.

January 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDianer

Oh, just wait. We're not done with this topic quite yet...
Incidentally, Drew and I freestyled on Third Eye Blind's "Semi-Charmed Life" for about a half-hour while warming up for the show. Drew thinks his performance was better, but that's only because he actually sings the words, whereas I just ramble disconnected sounds very enthusiastically.

January 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterJohn

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