July 26, 2005

Mudhoney, Primus, Dinosaur Jr. and Other Irritating 90's Music

Uh, what I meant to say is "timeless classics of the 1990's". Norbizness has ideas for a two disc set. Binky will no doubt be infuriated by the jab at Wayne Coyne's fashion sense. As to my reaction - I quite like "The Sweater Song", and the video has nothing to do with it. Though I can't believe the depths to which Weezer has fallen. "Beverly Hills" is awful.

Posted by armand at July 26, 2005 12:38 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Music


Honestly, I agree with a lot of what (s)he said. There is a lot of crap on that list: stuff I didn't listen to then and wouldn't now. I agree with him on Luscious Jackson too. As for the Lips... I've never been a huge fan of "She Don't Use Jelly" though it does fit in the fun but lacking in nutritional value category. There is other stuff off that record (Transmissions from the Satellite Heart) that I love much more (Pilot Can at the Queer of God, for example). And yes, I know the white suit thing is getting a bit tired, but a few years ago he was wearing a yellow rain slicker all the time, so I can live with it. Besides, it makes a nice contrast for all the fake blood.

Posted by: binky at July 26, 2005 01:12 PM | PERMALINK

Actually the Luscious Jackson is one of the few things on this list that I'd listen to now (along with the Weezer, Pavement and Stereolab, and I suppose "No Myth" - I always liked that song though it hadn't crossed my mind in years). There are of course a few things on here that I listened to a great deal in the past, but that I have no interest in hearing again (say Dee-Lite and EMF) so I don't know that those should really be on a nostalgia cd. But, like you, I was perhaps a little surprised at the amount of this list that I never listened to in the first place. So ... what was I listening too? I wasn't listening to boy bands (much) or the Spice Girls, so ... I'm a little perplexed. Maybe I was under some sort of Gin Blossoms spell and have (understandably) blocked anything that horrible from my memory.

Posted by: Armand at July 26, 2005 01:27 PM | PERMALINK

I know the spell I was under. It was call Musica Popular Brasileira. With it's corollary of graduate student impoverishment and overall obsessiveness with work not music.

Posted by: binky at July 26, 2005 01:33 PM | PERMALINK

Ah, of course. Grad student poverty was undoubtedly part of the spell. That resulted in me being extremely selective about the number of music purchases I was making back then. Though of course once I was exposed to the wonders of OK Computer, Play and 69 Love Songs at the end of the 90's ... well, all that amazingly good stuff was probably fairly effective at washing away memories of some of the hopelessly inferior tunes I'd noticed earlier.

Posted by: Armand at July 26, 2005 01:41 PM | PERMALINK
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