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    90's alt rock reminiscing...

    So after listening to the same stuff every day to and from work during my commute, I occasionally dig into my old CD collection to resurrect some oldies. Some of the music never gets tiring for me, A few examples:

    1. Buffalo Tom
    2. Soul Asylum
    3 Lemonheads
    4. Candlebox

    Something about a simple guitar(s)/bass/Drums/vocals groove that is not overmixed is refreshing for me.

    Feel free to chime in!
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    I always enjoyed the Sneaker Pimps. Maybe not simple, but over mixed for sure.

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    Might have some of these in the wrong decade, or maybe not all would be considered alt rock by some (not sure I know what that is), but the songs that have endured well from that decade - that i still like to listen to, are by:

    Jane's Addiction
    Alice in Chains (these guys were unreal good)
    Nirvana
    Pearl Jam
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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    the Cult

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    The two early 90s albums by Meat Puppets, Forbidden Places and Too High To Die, are killer, KILLER records!

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    I'm too old for 90's rock. By the 90's I was still listening to Miles and Coltrane and Mose Allison.
    It's all new stuff to me.

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    soul coughing.

    @old ray- dig monk & mingus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53119 View Post
    soul coughing.

    @old ray- dig monk & mingus?
    Sure. I liked most of them. In my school, on the nights we would train to music, it was always jazz. Jazz makes good fighters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladmo View Post
    Might have some of these in the wrong decade, or maybe not all would be considered alt rock by some (not sure I know what that is), but the songs that have endured well from that decade - that i still like to listen to, are by:

    Jane's Addiction
    Alice in Chains (these guys were unreal good)
    Nirvana
    Pearl Jam
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    This ^^^
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    And most definitely this ^^^

    And

    Offspring
    And
    Nine Inch Nails
    And
    Oingo Boingo
    And
    The Smiths
    And
    The Ramones
    And
    INXS
    And
    Midnight Oil
    And
    Days Of The New
    And
    Rage Against the Machine
    And
    3 Doors Down
    And
    Alice and Chains
    And
    System of the Down
    And
    Blondie
    And

    I gotta go back to work.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Ray View Post
    Sure. I liked most of them. In my school, on the nights we would train to music, it was always jazz. Jazz makes good fighters.
    awesome. grew up on rock but found bird, miles, coltrane on the way to blizzard of ozz show. my friend's mom driving us to the show had miles' *****es brew on. got hooked and seeked out everyone i could hear after that.

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    Afghan Whigs-Gentlemen

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    What about bands that started well before the 90s and just kept on jamming right through that decade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    This ^^^


    And most definitely this ^^^

    And

    Offspring
    And
    Nine Inch Nails
    And
    Oingo Boingo
    And
    The Smiths
    And
    The Ramones
    And
    INXS
    And
    Midnight Oil
    And
    Days Of The New
    And
    Rage Against the Machine
    And
    3 Doors Down
    And
    Alice and Chains
    And
    System of the Down
    And
    Blondie
    And

    I gotta go back to work.
    Midnight Oil, good call! Love those guys. I have a DVD of various live shows they did that I watch every now and again. Did you ever see the footage of the guerrilla (sp) show they did outside the Exxon building in New York? Powerful stuff. I liked when the singer fell off the speaker stack. :0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    What about bands that started well before the 90s and just kept on jamming right through that decade?
    you mean like Taylor Swift?

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    Fugazi!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Fugazi!
    What's that an Italian dish.
    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Temple of the Dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    The Smiths
    I stream youtube videos of the Smith's to my desk at work regularly. Another freaky good band. So many good songs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    Temple of the Dog.
    Nice.

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    Disintigration came out in 1989 I think, but I listened to it all of the 90's, and still occasionally listen to it now. Sometimes, nothing will do but The Cure.

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    Three great tracks!! Hadn't heard Pepper in years until the local radio station played it a few weeks back, still manage to bust it out word for word...


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    Re: 90's alt rock reminiscing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
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    Oh yeah. I always felt it was a strange CD, but in a good way.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladmo View Post
    I stream youtube videos of the Smith's to my desk at work regularly. Another freaky good band. So many good songs.
    Just heard Bigmouth Strikes Again this morning...
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    Fugazi!

    The Waiting Room is a fave go-to YouTube vid; live version all the way. The ska/new wave dancing dude is the best.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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    still love this band, they dont come to the usa very often

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    The flaming lips through the 90' s were pretty great. Before the late 80's and after 2007... not so much. Neutral milk hotel was great, too.

    And I see nobody is still rocking Don Caballero or Joan of arc. Or breadwinner. Oh sh*t. This is why people call me a hipster. Because I like crumby math rock and emo from the 90's still.
    dang

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankout View Post
    The Waiting Room is a fave go-to YouTube vid; live version all the way. The ska/new wave dancing dude is the best.
    This one, with Guy's slick dance moves? Fugazi - Waiting Room - Live (Helsinki, Finland) - YouTube

    Damn they were good live, would give my left one to have been in the front row of a concert like this...



    One thing that I always notice about these older live clips; everyone is just focused on the music rather than trying to film it on their bloody phone!
    Smashing Pumpkins - "Bury Me" - YouTube
    Not a phone in sight, beautiful!

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    Agreed. Too much of the "see what great stuff I'm doing" crap with all the egocentric life-tracking.

    Put that e-stuff away and enjoy whatever it is that you are actually doing.

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    This might be late 80's but close enough. I used to really like rocking out to Motley Crue Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away).

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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post
    This one, with Guy's slick dance moves? Fugazi - Waiting Room - Live (Helsinki, Finland) - YouTube

    Damn they were good live, would give my left one to have been in the front row of a concert like this...
    I really like this song as well. The rawness of Fugazi's live performances are awesome. I guess they used to play exclusively small venues and insisted that the promoters price tickets to cover the cost of the show.

    One thing that I always notice about these older live clips; everyone is just focused on the music rather than trying to film it on their bloody phone!
    Not a phone in sight, beautiful!
    One of the biggest fears of a concert goer today is to attend a show and fail to get video to post on youtube or Facebook. But yeah I shake my head at these fools sticking their phones up in the air to get video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
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    Sure, but ya' gotta remember the 90's Surfers are nothing compared to the 80's Surfers.

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    LOVE Rancid, still on my bucket-list to see them live, though they seem to have an aversion to travelling this far south


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mookie View Post
    I really like this song as well. The rawness of Fugazi's live performances are awesome. I guess they used to play exclusively small venues and insisted that the promoters price tickets to cover the cost of the show.
    Now that you mention it, I do remember only paying six bucks to see Fugazi at the Hollywood Palladium back in '91, IIRC. Great show, from what I can pull from my memory banks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Now that you mention it, I do remember only paying six bucks to see Fugazi at the Hollywood Palladium back in '91, IIRC. Great show, from what I can pull from my memory banks!
    Whoa, very cool that you saw those guys way back in the day. It must have been a great show for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David R View Post

    The Pixies had/have that nice stripped down sound. I enjoyed some of Frank Black's solo work , too.
    The only important thing these days, is rhythm and melody. Rhythm...and melody.

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