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the best songs ever: the lost years
Around 1992/1993 I started hearing the term "riot grrrl":  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riot_grrrl

It was not so much a music style as a political, feminist movement that worked through multiple outlets--music, fanzines, art, political action.  While I wasn't as fond of the music of the riot grrrls as that of other contemporary girl rocker bands like Babes in Toyland or L7, I admired their purpose. 

This one was used in a recent pro-Hilary Clinton youtube video that went viral during the primaries until former BK member Tobi Vail issued a copyright infringement notice--I believe she was a Sanders supporter. 








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The Revenge of the Nerds.

Weezer's self titled album came out in 1994, was a huge success.  It was called the "blue album" to differentiate it from their later albums also titled "Weezer."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weezer 







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Too bad to hear about the "Rebel Girl" Hillary video. I had posted it to the old forum. Not a bad song. For that kind of stuff, both songs are OK. Cautious thumbs up.

Weezer, I can't credit at all. More 3T ennui.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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(10-11-2016, 11:47 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: Weezer, I can't credit at all. More 3T ennui.

Weezer doesn't give me ennui.  Weezer reminds me of a girl who was a coworker of mine.  She was probably about 7-10 years younger than me and this was her absolute favorite band.  She was a very sweet, generous soul.  I sometimes wonder how she is doing now.  

Plus their songs were just really catchy.







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Beck had his breakthrough hit in 1994.

If you don't like this song, then go shave your face with some Mace in the dark.   Smile



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Delerium, from Semantic Spaces, 1994.







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90s awkwardness and bad high fives--23 year old Beck (a year older than me) and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.  Supposedly, the shoe throwing was meant to be a tribute to Beck's grandfather Al Hansen, an artist of the Fluxus movement of the 60s and 70s.  http://thequietus.com/articles/06534-thu...-interview





Beck's Bob Dylan homage (appropriately enough for today) and ode to 3T commercialism (a theme he revists more eloquently--and more funkily--with Midnite Vultures).  Thurston fails at keeping his deadpan in place here.



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(10-12-2016, 12:42 AM)gabrielle Wrote: Beck had his breakthrough hit in 1994.

If you don't like this song, then go shave your face with some Mace in the dark.   Smile




No, I don't think I'll do that. No, that's no fun. I think I'll just go listen to some of the best songs ever instead.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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Also from 1994.

"As I develop the awakening mind
I praise the Buddhas as they shine
I bow before you as I travel my path
To join your ranks, I make my full-time task
For the sake of all beings I seek
The enlightened mind that I know I'll reap
Respect to Shantideva and all the others
Who brought down the Dharma for the sisters and brothers
I give thanks for this world as a place to learn
And for this human body that I know I've earned
And my deepest thanks to all sentient beings
For without them, there would be no place to learn what I'm seeing
There's nothing here that's not been said before
But I put it down now so that I'll be sure
To solidify my own views
And I'll be glad if it helps anyone else out too

If others disrespect me or give me flak
I'll stop and think before I react
Knowing that they're going through insecure stages
I'll take the opportunity to exercise patience
I'll see it as a chance to help the other person
Nip it in the bud before it can worsen
A chance for me to be strong and sure
As I think on the Buddhas who have come before
As I praise and respect the good they've done
Knowing love can conquer hate in every situation
We need other people in order to create
The circumstances for the learning that we're here to generate
Situations that bring up our deepest fears
So we can work to release them until they're cleared
Therefore, it only makes sense
To thank our enemies despite their intent

The Bodhisattva path is one of power and strength
A strength from within to go the length
Seeing others are as important as myself
I strive for a happiness of mental wealth
With the interconnectedness that we share as one
Every action that we take affects everyone
So in deciding for what a situation calls
There is a path for the good for all
I try to make my every action for that highest good
With the altruistic wish to achieve Buddhahood
So I pledge here before everyone who's listening
To try to make my every action for the good of all beings
For the rest of my lifetimes and even beyond
I vow to do my best, to do no harm
And in times of doubt, I can think on the Dharma
And the Enlightened Ones who've graduated Samsara"
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Brilliant lyrics. Thanks for sharing.
1984 Apollonian Civic
ISFP - The Artist.






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This is one of my favorites from a band that I didn't really listen to that much, and the video is constantly taken down, so it might not be on here for long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLFxMXlZYbo
Knowledge doesn't equal Understanding, and the Truth is the Truth no matter what you think of it.
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Cracker, from the album Kerosene Hat, 1993.



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1993 and 1994 were the years of "post grunge"--a string of commercial rock hits following in the wake of Nirvana and Pearl Jam.  I was largely dismissive of these bands at the time, but maybe I liked them better than I thought I did, because it's not unpleasant hearing some of them again.  (Silverchair is still no good, though.)  So here are a few honorable mentions:













And this one.  This is not one of Radiohead's better songs, in fact, the part that I liked best about this song may actually have been lifted from a Hollies song from the 70s, but Radiohead would go on to greater things.  The band had met with little success in their home country, the UK, and they were about ready to throw in the towel when this song became an unexpected hit in the States and other countries around the world.



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A lovely song, both musically and lyrically, about a woman trapped in a bad marriage (to an addict, possibly).  It was a huge hit in spite of not having been released as a commercial single.

Eddie Vedder wrote this song while he was still a teenager in high school.  It is much superior to any of the Justin Bieber songs Eric the Green has posted.  "It's obvious, I don't know why anyone would deny it." Wink

"Better Man," by Pearl Jam, from the album Vitalogy, 1994.



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The second-most-disturbing development this week was songwriter Leonard Cohen passing away, on Monday. Cohen germinated in the same cultural cell-culture dish as my Mom, in Jewish Montreal in the 1940s. In his memory and honor, I’d like to share with you a song he wrote that well-captures today’s mood:

"Everybody knows that the dice are loaded.
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed.
Everybody knows the war is over.
Everybody knows the good guys lost.
Everybody knows the fight was fixed.
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich.
That's how it goes.
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that the boat is leaking.
Everybody knows that the captain lied.
Everybody got this broken feeling.
Like their father or their dog just died.
Everybody talking to their pockets.
Everybody wants a box of chocolates,
And a long-stem rose.
Everybody knows.

Everybody knows that you love me, Baby.
Everybody knows that you really do.
Everybody knows that you've been faithful.
Ah, give or take a night or two.
Everybody knows you've been discreet.
But there were so many people you just had to meet
Without your clothes.
And everybody knows.

Everybody knows, everybody knows.
That's how it goes.
Everybody knows

Everybody knows, everybody knows
That's how it goes.
Everybody knows.

And everybody knows that it's now or never.
Everybody knows that it's me or you.
And everybody knows that you live forever,
Ah, when you've done a line or two.
Everybody knows the deal is rotten.
Old Black Joe's still pickin' cotton
For your ribbons and bows.
And everybody knows.

And everybody knows that the Plague is coming.
Everybody knows that it's moving fast.
Everybody knows that the naked man and woman
Are just a shining artifact of the past.
Everybody knows the scene is dead.
There's gonna be a meter on your bed
That will disclose
What everybody knows.

And everybody knows that you're in trouble.
Everybody knows what you've been through.
From the bloody cross on top of Calvary,
To the beach of Malibu.
Everybody knows it's coming apart.
Take one last look at this Sacred Heart
Before it blows.
And everybody knows.

Everybody knows, everybody knows.
That's how it goes.
Everybody knows."

- Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” (1988).

Leonard Cohen, inspiration to millions, R.I.P.

https://youtu.be/Lin-a2lTelg
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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Celine Dion ft Andrea Bocelli The Prayer
(1998-99)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prayer...elli_song)





Street performer Cal Morris' violin version:
https://youtu.be/X_MkpWSQUQI
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

Keep the spirit alive;
Eric M
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"Lake of Fire," performed by Nirvana for the album MTV Unplugged, 1994.  





Quote:In a 2013 interview, MTV Unplugged producer Alex Coletti remembers Cobain purposely wanting to perform the Meat Puppets covers in keys slightly out of his range, so his voice would sound strained. See "Lake of Fire," a surrealistic fantasy about the afterlife whose images are pinched straight from the Book of Revelation, where the pinch in Cobain's voice makes him sound less like an ambassador of youth than some wizened pappy staring into middle-distance from his rocking chair. An especially canny choice when placed before "All Apologies" and "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?," two songs that made the band sound in touch with evils much older and more mysterious than corporate rock. 

--http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/...e-20150403
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The deep blue of trip hop.

"Roads," by Portishead.  From the album Dummy, 1994.





"Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong

Storm.. in the morning light
I feel
No more can I say
Frozen to myself

I got nobody on my side
And surely that ain't right
And surely that ain't right

Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong

[INSTRUMENTAL]

How can it feel, this wrong
This moment
How can it feel, this wrong

Ohh, can't anybody see
We've got a war to fight
Never found our way
Regardless of what they say

How can it feel, this wrong
From this moment
How can it feel, this wrong"
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Quote:Trip hop is a subgenre of electronic music that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom, especially Bristol.[3] Deriving from later idioms of acid house,[4] the term was first used by the British music media and press as a way to describe the more experimental variant of breakbeat emerging from the Bristol Sound scene, which contained influences of soulfunk and jazz.[4][5] It has been described as "Europe's alternative choice in the second half of the '90s", and "a fusion of hip hop and electronica until neither genre is recognisable".[6] Trip hop music fuses several styles and has much in common with other genres; it has several qualities similar to ambient music, and its drum-based breakdowns share characteristics with hip hop.[4] It also contains elements of R&Bdub and house, as well as other electronic music. Trip hop can be highly experimental.[4]
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A couple more good ones from that same album by Portishead.  I didn't really catch onto them until their later, second album.  







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Also in 1994--Soundgarden, "Black Hole Sun."

Here is a 2013 version by a German pianist called Kai Schumacher, for those of you who don't appreciate grunge in its natural form.   Smile





Here's the original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg
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