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1994: The 40 Best Records From Mainstream Alternative’s Greatest Year

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Via Rolling Stone

At no point between “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and “Nookie” was the alternative bubble more booming than 1994. A record breaking eight alt-rock albums topped Billboard that year, and Lisa Loeb’s “Stay” let alternative nation plant a rare flag atop the singles charts. The Offspring sold more of their indie label record than Pink Floyd did on their major label record. Green Day stole Woodstock ’94 from Bob Dylan. New Kids on the Block broke up and Earl Sweatshirt was born. Here’s the 40 best albums from the year where the losers finally won.

I would not have ranked them in this order, but it is a solid list.

Click here to view them all on Rolling Stone 

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Monday Music Rewind: Rufus Wainwright – April Fools

Music video by Rufus Wainwright performing April Fools (1998). Buy the song here.

Appropriate song for today.

Monday Music Rewind: Tom T. Hall “I Love”

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Thomas “Tom T.” Hall (born May 25, 1936, in Olive Hill, Kentucky) is a retired American country music singer-songwriter. He has written 11 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA” and the hit “I Love”, which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He became known to fans as “The Storyteller,” thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting. Buy the song here.

Like and share if this song put a smile on your face.

Extinct Lion

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Monday Music Rewind: Seven Mary Three – Cumbersome

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I’m now realizing these guys were the “Nickelback” of the 90’s.

Formation and members
Seven Mary Three formed in 1992 when Jason Ross and Jason Pollock met while attending The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Originally an acoustic duo, Ross and Pollock split song-writing duties and performed with Ross singing and Pollock playing guitar. Later, drummer Giti Khalsa and bassist Casey Daniel joined the band, and the foursome played coffeehouses and clubs. Paul Smith of Megaphone contributed guitar tracks to Seven Mary Three’s second and third studio albums (Rockcrown, and Orange Ave.), and toured as an additional guitarist with the band in support of both albums.
The present members of the band are Casey Daniel, Jason Ross, Thomas Juliano, and Mike Levesque. Giti Khalsa has stopped touring with the band, but still performs on studio recordings.

Origin of group name
Jason Pollock revealed in The Cavalier Daily that they came up with the name while watching the 1970s TV series CHiPs. ‘7 Mary 3′ was the call sign for Officer Jon Baker, who was played by actor Larry Wilcox. (7M3: police radio call sign; 7 designates the patrol beat, M for Mary designates that he is a motorcycle unit and 3 is his unit number.) Pollock noted, “There’s no great significance or anything. We were just tired of trying to think of a cool name.”

haha. 

If you want to buy this single on MP3, click here.

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Monday Music Rewind: The Kinks

Low Budget by The Kinks 1979. Buy here.

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Monday Music Rewind: Dada

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Source: Don Ptashne photography laphotopro.com

Dada is a three piece rock band from California (United States). The band is made up of Michael Gurley (guitar/co-lead vocals), Joie Calio (bass/co-lead vocals) and Phil Leavitt (drums). They are still around today. This song “Dim” is from the album Puzzle (1992). Enjoy.

Their website is http://dadatheband.com/

Buy this song here.

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Monday Music Rewind: When in Rome

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When in Rome are an English New Wave trio, originally consisting of vocalists Clive Farrington and Andrew Mann, and keyboards player Michael Floreale. They are best known for their 1988 single “The Promise”.

If you remember, this song played during the credits for the movie Napoleon Dynamite.

Buy the song here.

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The dawn of hip hop

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The dawn of hip hop probably involved a 1981 song by Frankie Smith called “Double Dutch Bus.” You can download it here.

Thanks Tim

Monday Music Rewind: Ween

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Dean and Gene Ween of Ween.

Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween), the nimble-voiced frontman of the band Ween, recently announced the end of his band. The band which formed in the 80s had a good run. They had fluke success in 1992 with “Push th’ Little Daisies,” from their major-label debut Pure Guava. Buy Ween music here.

“It’s been a long time, 25 years. It was a good run.” – Aaron Freeman

Read more about their decision to quite here

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