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Music Nerdery's List of Awesome 90's Alternative Rock; Most of it I still listen to.

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(many many moons ago….)

sandra: LOL @ that autostraddle list you posted on the blog the other day. awesome; that site is awesome; gay people are AWESOME
e: who. what? oh the alternative rock list? fuck yeah, that was awesome. gay people too. love my lesbians. lmao.
e: that was great dude, mad flashbacks. went back thru the collection and played stuff I hadnt touched in YEARS yo
sandra: fuck yeah, oasis… bif… sublime…. alanis….
e: dude, remember how alanis was the end all be all of LIFE? we were getting MONEY off that site tho
sandra: dude when i think about it you were way ahead of your time back then. it was like 1994 and you had the internet at your house and you and your internet friends were running a fansite for alanis
sandra: bitch you are futuristic. you were doing what you do NOW back in 1995. listening to obscure rock no one knows about but always got popular anyways. it was like 2010 at your house in like… 1994 girl wtf

e: LMFAOOMGWTF
e: yeah you fuckers never knew WTF was going on with my music collection yo. like, ‘listen to PJ Harvey!’ and shit
sandra: bitch, it was like, christmas 1998 and you were talking about Coldplay.
sandra: were all like, WTF is a Coldplay yo? omg. youre ALWAYS RIGHT
e: HAHAHahaahahah. I TRIED TO TELL YOU THEN. YOU DIDNT WANNA HEAR ME
sandra: it was like, 1992 and you were listening to sublime and shit. little kid with sublime and RATM albums. WTF
sandra: yeah i know you tried to tell me. ill never live it down/cant forget.
sandra: ayo, you should do your own list. MusicNerdery’s list of stuff you were listening to in the 1990s. your list would be THOROUGH. do it. DO IT DO IT DO IT
e: LOL you know i suck at lists family, why you even ask me to do that.  i love my 90s rock, i could never sit there and really try to list it off. id forget something and hate myself for it. you know how i am
sandra: dude fuck all that. theres no deadline with the list. take your time. you got 90% of the stuff you usta listen to in your bedroom in that CD bookshelf. just go thru it, take your time, and post it up
sandra: if you dont, im gonna irritate the shit outta you until you do
e: whatever dude youre gonna make me mess up my steak, ima BRB

….and that’s how THIS got started right here.
Music Nerdery’s List of Awesome (Yet Openly Subjective) 90s Rock that I LOVED.
In absolutely no order.
Most of it I still listen to, unless otherwise noted.
Here’s the rule: If I’m not listening to it now, I probably wasnt listening to it then.
This ended up being much more research and much more fun than I really wanted it to be.
lolz.

Here We Go:

*Alanis Morisette (Get at me, alanis.com’ers. I know you’re still out there.)
*Social Distortion (…story of my life.)
*Mr. Bungles

more where that came from.

*Rage Against The Machine (Attended the DNC Show/Riot and their last show at the Olympic Auditorium. I then proceeded to almost die at Coachella 2007. And it was worth it.)
*Red Hot Chili Peppers
*Save Ferris (the original No Doubt)
*Soundgarden
*STP
*Green Day (at school, the only thing cooler than having Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” was Green Day’s “Dookie.”)
*Pixies
*Primus
*The Cranberries (…do you HAVE to let it linger?)
*Sublime
*Nirvana (…just because you’re paranoid…. don’t mean their not after you.)
*Oasis (not so much anymore… can’t find their albums. 😦 )
*Garbage (…you stupid girl.)
*Counting Crows

That 1992 stuff.

*No Doubt (the Ska’ed out version)
*Bush (nope. not listening anymore.)
*Hole (If it’s not Melissa Auf der Maur-Involved, “Celebrity Skin” Hole, it’s not hole.)
*Pearl Jam
*Grandaddy (oh I thought I was SO indie and SO cool.)
*Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes… Thanks Som.)
*Offspring (nope. Haven’t listened in a while.)
*Radiohead
*Chris Issak (YEAH I SAID IT)
*The Smashing Pumpkins (…that we don’t even care…. as restless as we are)
*Sevendust (…When’s a good time for the end? Who said I was YOUR friend?)
*311
*Buckethead (my original Kaki King)
*Incubus (Yeah people. Incubus is circa ’94/’96. Probably still my longtime favorite.)

Man, that was good music.

*Fiona Apple (Tidal. OMG.)
*Bjork (I knew she was dope when she whooped that journalists’ ass who had been following her all over the Globe. Someones gotta have a .gif.)
*Wilco
*Korn (Anything before “Issues” still gets played regularly.)
*Jewell
*Deftones (still going.)
*Beck
*NIN (Closer. The Maxwell Version. YOUTUBE IT.)
*Bif Naked (Because if you were feeling Alanis, you had to be feeling Bif.)
*The Brian Setzer Orchestra (Finally, retro starts making a REAL comeback, and this dude is NO WHERE to be found. Dammit.)
*Dave Matthews Band
*Marilyn Manson (The Beautiful People. All Day.)
*Everclear (…so much for the Afterglow.)
*Death Cab For Cutie (has it really been since 1995? Woow.)
*Sarah McLaughlan
*Paula Cole Band (IONTWANNAWAIT! For our LIIIIIVES to be OVERRR!)
*Foo Fighters
*Sheryl Crow (all I wanna do! is have some FUN!)
*QOTSA (They call it Stoner Rock. I call it Awesome Rock.)

CD barely plays anymore. lol.

*Third Eye Blind (nothing you’ve done comes close to their first album. Before all the fall out. I’ll ignore the fact they cant play live for shit.)

Shoutout to the Bands that came late in the 90s, and are in that kinda grey area as for “90’s” rock…
*Coldplay (interestingly enough… havent listened much passed rush of blood/X&Y.)
*Matchbox 20 (yeah, I still have that album.)
*Blur
*The Cardigans
*Ben Folds Five
*Marcy Playground
*The Verve (fuck yeah the song they stole from the rolling stones is still awesome. lmao.)
*Eve 6
*AAF (their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” is legend.)
*SOAD
*Powerman 5000
*Sixpence None The Richer (kiss me!)

I know for a FACT that YOU DONT HAVE THIS.

*Filter (…cuz you wanna take my pictuuuure…. cuz I wont remember….)
*Dandy Warhols

Shoutout to things that don’t fit into the equation but were still getting played anyways like:
*Daft Punk
*The Prodigy
*Kraftwerk
*Paul Oakenfield
*Massive Attack
*Kathleen Battle
*Three Tenors (they were dope in the 80s/early 90s tho)
*Wynton Marsalis
*Cheech and Chong
*Bob Marley
*Led Zepplin/Pink Floyd
*The Roots
*Anita Baker, Chante Moore, ect.

________________

Welp, there you go.
I just relived Junior High, High School and the first Year of College all in one post.
Awesome.
Enjoy my pointless list, argue about it, bring up a band YOU loved that I missed, engage conversation, leave a comment, go make a list of your own.

Yeah. I've got some OLD stuff.

 

Music Nerdery’s List of Awesome 90’s Alternative Rock; Most of it I still listen to.

with 3 comments

(many many moons ago….)

sandra: LOL @ that autostraddle list you posted on the blog the other day. awesome; that site is awesome; gay people are AWESOME
e: who. what? oh the alternative rock list? fuck yeah, that was awesome. gay people too. love my lesbians. lmao.
e: that was great dude, mad flashbacks. went back thru the collection and played stuff I hadnt touched in YEARS yo
sandra: fuck yeah, oasis… bif… sublime…. alanis….
e: dude, remember how alanis was the end all be all of LIFE? we were getting MONEY off that site tho
sandra: dude when i think about it you were way ahead of your time back then. it was like 1994 and you had the internet at your house and you and your internet friends were running a fansite for alanis
sandra: bitch you are futuristic. you were doing what you do NOW back in 1995. listening to obscure rock no one knows about but always got popular anyways. it was like 2010 at your house in like… 1994 girl wtf

e: LMFAOOMGWTF
e: yeah you fuckers never knew WTF was going on with my music collection yo. like, ‘listen to PJ Harvey!’ and shit
sandra: bitch, it was like, christmas 1998 and you were talking about Coldplay.
sandra: were all like, WTF is a Coldplay yo? omg. youre ALWAYS RIGHT
e: HAHAHahaahahah. I TRIED TO TELL YOU THEN. YOU DIDNT WANNA HEAR ME
sandra: it was like, 1992 and you were listening to sublime and shit. little kid with sublime and RATM albums. WTF
sandra: yeah i know you tried to tell me. ill never live it down/cant forget.
sandra: ayo, you should do your own list. MusicNerdery’s list of stuff you were listening to in the 1990s. your list would be THOROUGH. do it. DO IT DO IT DO IT
e: LOL you know i suck at lists family, why you even ask me to do that.  i love my 90s rock, i could never sit there and really try to list it off. id forget something and hate myself for it. you know how i am
sandra: dude fuck all that. theres no deadline with the list. take your time. you got 90% of the stuff you usta listen to in your bedroom in that CD bookshelf. just go thru it, take your time, and post it up
sandra: if you dont, im gonna irritate the shit outta you until you do
e: whatever dude youre gonna make me mess up my steak, ima BRB

….and that’s how THIS got started right here.
Music Nerdery’s List of Awesome (Yet Openly Subjective) 90s Rock that I LOVED.
In absolutely no order.
Most of it I still listen to, unless otherwise noted.
Here’s the rule: If I’m not listening to it now, I probably wasnt listening to it then.
This ended up being much more research and much more fun than I really wanted it to be.
lolz.

Here We Go:

*Alanis Morisette (Get at me, alanis.com’ers. I know you’re still out there.)
*Social Distortion (…story of my life.)
*Mr. Bungles

more where that came from.

*Rage Against The Machine (Attended the DNC Show/Riot and their last show at the Olympic Auditorium. I then proceeded to almost die at Coachella 2007. And it was worth it.)
*Red Hot Chili Peppers
*Save Ferris (the original No Doubt)
*Soundgarden
*STP
*Green Day (at school, the only thing cooler than having Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” was Green Day’s “Dookie.”)
*Pixies
*Primus
*The Cranberries (…do you HAVE to let it linger?)
*Sublime
*Nirvana (…just because you’re paranoid…. don’t mean their not after you.)
*Oasis (not so much anymore… can’t find their albums. 😦 )
*Garbage (…you stupid girl.)
*Counting Crows

That 1992 stuff.

*No Doubt (the Ska’ed out version)
*Bush (nope. not listening anymore.)
*Hole (If it’s not Melissa Auf der Maur-Involved, “Celebrity Skin” Hole, it’s not hole.)
*Pearl Jam
*Grandaddy (oh I thought I was SO indie and SO cool.)
*Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes… Thanks Som.)
*Offspring (nope. Haven’t listened in a while.)
*Radiohead
*Chris Issak (YEAH I SAID IT)
*The Smashing Pumpkins (…that we don’t even care…. as restless as we are)
*Sevendust (…When’s a good time for the end? Who said I was YOUR friend?)
*311
*Buckethead (my original Kaki King)
*Incubus (Yeah people. Incubus is circa ’94/’96. Probably still my longtime favorite.)

Man, that was good music.

*Fiona Apple (Tidal. OMG.)
*Bjork (I knew she was dope when she whooped that journalists’ ass who had been following her all over the Globe. Someones gotta have a .gif.)
*Wilco
*Korn (Anything before “Issues” still gets played regularly.)
*Jewell
*Deftones (still going.)
*Beck
*NIN (Closer. The Maxwell Version. YOUTUBE IT.)
*Bif Naked (Because if you were feeling Alanis, you had to be feeling Bif.)
*The Brian Setzer Orchestra (Finally, retro starts making a REAL comeback, and this dude is NO WHERE to be found. Dammit.)
*Dave Matthews Band
*Marilyn Manson (The Beautiful People. All Day.)
*Everclear (…so much for the Afterglow.)
*Death Cab For Cutie (has it really been since 1995? Woow.)
*Sarah McLaughlan
*Paula Cole Band (IONTWANNAWAIT! For our LIIIIIVES to be OVERRR!)
*Foo Fighters
*Sheryl Crow (all I wanna do! is have some FUN!)
*QOTSA (They call it Stoner Rock. I call it Awesome Rock.)

CD barely plays anymore. lol.

*Third Eye Blind (nothing you’ve done comes close to their first album. Before all the fall out. I’ll ignore the fact they cant play live for shit.)

Shoutout to the Bands that came late in the 90s, and are in that kinda grey area as for “90’s” rock…
*Coldplay (interestingly enough… havent listened much passed rush of blood/X&Y.)
*Matchbox 20 (yeah, I still have that album.)
*Blur
*The Cardigans
*Ben Folds Five
*Marcy Playground
*The Verve (fuck yeah the song they stole from the rolling stones is still awesome. lmao.)
*Eve 6
*AAF (their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” is legend.)
*SOAD
*Powerman 5000
*Sixpence None The Richer (kiss me!)

I know for a FACT that YOU DONT HAVE THIS.

*Filter (…cuz you wanna take my pictuuuure…. cuz I wont remember….)
*Dandy Warhols

Shoutout to things that don’t fit into the equation but were still getting played anyways like:
*Daft Punk
*The Prodigy
*Kraftwerk
*Paul Oakenfield
*Massive Attack
*Kathleen Battle
*Three Tenors (they were dope in the 80s/early 90s tho)
*Wynton Marsalis
*Cheech and Chong
*Bob Marley
*Led Zepplin/Pink Floyd
*The Roots
*Anita Baker, Chante Moore, ect.

________________

Welp, there you go.
I just relived Junior High, High School and the first Year of College all in one post.
Awesome.
Enjoy my pointless list, argue about it, bring up a band YOU loved that I missed, engage conversation, leave a comment, go make a list of your own.

Yeah. I've got some OLD stuff.

Top 15 Bands From the 90s We Used to Listen To But Don’t Anymore, and 10 That Still Get Played. (via @Autostraddle)

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I had this album.

LOL. 1990’s Alternative.
MAN were you awesome at one point. I remember thinking I was so cool because I was into Rock and Alternative before all my friends. Aaaah. Memories.
So in a random fit of random conversation, Laneia and Riese from Autostraddle.com randomly decided to list off bands that WERE awesome in the 90’s… but became invalid past 2001. They THEN proceeded to list off all the bands who we loved in the 1990s that we still listen to today. What ensued was lol’s, musically induced memories and flashbacks for all.

Top 15 Bands From the 90s We Used to Listen To But Don’t Anymore:
1. Oasis
2. Goo Goo Dolls
3. Hootie & the Blowfish
4. Belly
5. Lemonheads

You probably had this album.

6. Spin Doctors
7. Stone Temple Pilots
8. Live
9. Offspring
10. Blues Traveler
11. Bush
12. Crash Test Dummies
13. Blind Melon
14. 10,000 Maniacs
15. Matchbox Twenty
(Honorary Music Nerdery Listing goes to Alanis Morisette.)

I love it. Its funny cuz its true.
Hilarious how the music scene has changed and evolved in the last 20 years. And I thought Hip Hop was going through something.
Anyways, Check out their full list, their banter over the list (which is the best part, by the way), and the fallout it’s created over at their site. Click here for all the glory, and enjoy.

Written by E

November 13, 2010 at 2:58 am

Sleepy Sun. The Truth and The Future. The Californian Way and The Light.

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California Winning.

This is sounding like the things musical win is made of, and I am geeked for it.

Sleepy Sun, a great new band composed of many members from many parts of California, have created an interesting and promising new sound that I am currently falling in love with. Already two albums in,  this band is some kinda amazing blend of blues rock + progressive shoegazing + psychedelic rock + classic laid back california sound = Sleepy Sun’s last stunning release, “Fever.” Everything I wanted Silversun Pickups to do/sound like;  Everything I’ve wanted out of a rock band for a minute. For the love of Music Jebus… keep this up kids.

Of course I have links for you to check out… You can listen to Red/Black…. my favorite song from their first album “Embrace…” Or you can check out my new favorite tracks…. Desert God and Open Eyes from “Fever.”

Enjoy.
And remember who told you first.
(Thanks, NoPayne.)

Blood Red Shoes new video for Heartsink. This is the kind of Rock I Like:

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Nice.

So after falling in love with their album “Fire Like This,” I was kinda eager to see what else these two crazy kids could come up with.  Sure enough, they team up with Director Steve Glashier and make an interesting video for the song “Heartsink.” The theme for this video? They had their fans come in with objects that hold meaning from relationships past that they are (obviously) dying to get rid of, one way or the other. After getting their cue, they proceed to get rid of said object… however they see fit. Shot in a well done greyish color tone (and at times slow motion action), if the song doesn’t get your attention… the video probably will.

Even cooler is the behind the scenes footage, where not only do you get a peek at production, you get to learn who brought what for destruction, and why they wanted to get rid of it.

Boy, this is a Music Video I wish I was in. LOL.
Enjoy.

I appreciate what Ra Ra Riot is doing here.

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Ra Ra Riot

I like seeing classical instruments in rock music.

So I’m one of those nerds that grew up on and playing  with musical instruments. Violins, Flutes, Pianos, whatever I could get my hands on. Theres something about all instruments that is just intriguing and spark a desire in me to want to learn and master them. So when I see things like violins and cellos  in any setting, I get a little geeked inside. But when you see them in rock music, it’s even funner.

So in comes Ra Ra Riot, pointed out to me by @EGdaGod a few months back. I finally went digging for more music on the band and so far, like what I see and hear. Funny enough, a few days after I go looking for their music, they drop a new track on me that’s sounding pretty nice. A little bit of Passion Pit, a smidge of Yellowcard. Yet still original.

Give it a listen, lemme know what you think.

Written by E

July 26, 2010 at 7:39 pm

If you trust me, You'll check Hugo's Cover/Interpretation of Jay-Z's "99 Problems." Link

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He's sounding kinda awesome.

I’m going to keep it short, because my brain hurts.

Hugo. Nice sound. Some kind of Alt-Rock meets blues and country sonic mix. Kinda like BRMC, Cage The Elephant, Kings of Leon’s 2nd Album with Beck sprinkled on top. Powerful, drum-laced and bassy, Hugo does a wonderful semi-cover/song interpretation of Jay-Z’s always fun “99 Problems.” Changing lyrics and keeping the chorus while adding a driving blues/country sound, it gives you  a good introduction to what sound he’s aiming for, and what he’s trying to do.

His label just dropped the Video Yesterday, hit me with the link. So you can watch this:



Or you can check out this soundcloud link. Whatever works for you.

If you’re intrigued, you can check out RCRD LBL for his other single, “Bread and Butter.” There should be tons of free links lying around.

Go have fun, tell me what you think later.