Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Magnificent Bastards (Scott Weiland) - Mockingbird Girl

This version still isn't available for download, which is surprising.  According to the credits, the soundtrack was assembled by Courtney Love, during her days as "Courtney Love-Cobain."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Meat Puppets - Backwater

I had no clue videos existed for many of these songs, having only heard them on a modern rock station in the early to mid-90s.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Breeders - One Divine Hammer

The Breeders-Divine Hammer
Taken from a MTV2 rip, because that’s the first Google hit.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Sunday, September 11, 2016

MTV's Alternative Nation -- The Crow Soundtrack Special

Kennedy, in a plastic bra top, hosts “Alternative Nation”‘s special “The Crow” episode.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Flaming Lips & The Peach Pit

“You know, I’ve never been a big fan of alternative music, but these guys rocked the house!” An immortal quote from Steve Sanders. Never watched this show, but I discovered this clip while reading the Wiki page for “She Don’t Use Jelly.” Not a bad summary of this era.

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Alice in Chains, perhaps not fondly remembered by most music snobs from this era, has an odd catalog. Certainly, they had a capacity for melody and memorable hooks. No Excuses, a song I specifically referenced due to its theme of friendship and loyalty.

Monster Magnet - Negasonic Teenage Warhead

Monster Magnet - Negasonic Teenage Warhead. Grant Morrison is a fan, creating an X-Men character in this song’s honor. Unbelievably, she was exposed to millions of people, via the Deadpool film.

T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy”

T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy” – not an obvious influence on the post-Nirvana era of music, but that guitar sound would’ve fit in perfectly on Modern Rock radio.

Dinosaur, Jr. - Feel the Pain

Isolated bass track of the Dinosaur Jr. classic “Feel the Pain.” Great example of how a bass tone differs from a rhythm guitar.

chicka-cherry cola

This thing. That chicka-cherry cola song.

Ton Loc - Wild Thing

The novel is set during the period of the “Sammy or Dave?” Van Halen controversy. I don’t think any Van Halen discussion should forget this, however…

Hum - Stars

I’ve decided to use Tumblr   (or Blogger now, because I think Google is biased towards it) to post annotations for my novel, Yeah Shut Up.  Since the book is set in the ‘90s music scene, I thought I might discuss some of the music referenced in the book, such as this song from the 1995 album “You’d Prefer an Astronaut.”  I try not to speak directly through my characters, but David’s assessment of the song in Chapter Six pretty much sums up my thoughts.  I’m glad I’ve never heard this song in a Chevy commercial, but it does sadden me a bit to know that it’s kind of a lost classic from this era.
Also, Howard Stern was a fan
My book: