Playlist Party: 90s Grunge Rock

I’ve been in a total Grunge Rock mood today. Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots…you get the idea. And it occurred to me that I (don’t think) I’ve done a playlist for this particular sort of music. It further occurred to me that that’s bullshit and must change. Now.

So. I’d love if you contribute. You know I love jammin’ out, and it’s a 90s jams day. Preferably not like…you know, the boy bands. They have their place and all, and that place is (generally) not here. So. Wanna rock with me? Show me what you got.

I’ll start us off. (P.S. You can share links if you wish, but last time I tried a meet & greet, it was a straight up bust. But I hope you’ll at least join in the jam sesh. (I said sesh. Which makes me question what has happened to the state of my cool factor.))

Let’s kick it off with what I’m currently listening to.

Pearl Jam – Even Flow

Next up, a little ditty from my (hands-down) favorite 90s grunge rock group. And just look at Layne’s messy 90s hair. Yum. (I realize many of them have it, but this is some of the best. Except blonde.)

Alice in Chains – Man in the Box

Everybody needs some Aussie now and then. They’re next.

Silverchair – Anthem for the Year 2000

And sex. That’s popular, too, right? Yes. Yes, it is. Though the next song isn’t exactly sexy, despite the title.

Stone Temple Pilots – Sex Type Thing

Hmm. What can I say about the next one without being explicit? Nothing. So I shall only say, allow me to present my Bush.

Bush – Machinehead

Speaking of bushes, what about gardens?

Soundgarden – Pretty Noose

I had to be an adult to truly appreciate the next one. Now? Yes, please.

Nine Inch Nails – Closer

You’ll notice the next ones are the last on my list. They deserve to be here, regardless of being influential but highly overrated.

Nirvana – Heart-Shaped Box

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Aside from RHCP, 90s grunge rock is what I listen to more than anything, I think. That hasn’t been the case lately. But today starts another kick of it, I think. Yeah.

Your turn! What would you add to this list?

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Every Little Step: R&B of the 80s & 90s

So I’ve written my post for tomorrow (it’s a nice one this time), and now I’m easing my boredom with some good ole 80s & 90s R&B jams. Wanna come along for the ride?

First up, Bobby Brown

Man, YouTube is awesome. Who knew I’d get to watch old school Bobby Brown (well, more middle school since New Edition came first) whenever the whim struck?

Come on, who could resist those Bobby biking shorts and suspenders? If you say you could, you’re a damned liar.

It’s Friday Monday night, and I feel alright

Why’s he so fly? (I’ll tell you why: because he’s Usher. That’s why.)

Don’t worry. I didn’t forget Janet.

There was a time in my life that I wanted to be Cyndi Lauper. Not long after, I distinctly remember wishing I had even a fraction of Janet Jackson’s cool and sex appeal.

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These are some of the first that come to mind. I intentionally left off Michael Jackson & Prince. Michael Jackson, because how does one pick one song? And Prince, because while I’m madly in love with 1980s Prince’s music, I never considered him R&B.

Are you into this genre at all? Or this era of the genre? If so, what are some of your faves?

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One more that doesn’t count, but it’s funny as hell and YouTube seems to think it fits the vids I was looking at: