Saturday, June 23, 2012

the 90's.. again.

There must be something in the air or the no sooner then do NME post a list of their 100 best songs of the 90's , Triple J have a 90's week!!!!
Triple J's request show- 'Good nights' with Linda Marigliano asked people to vote for their favorite 90's tunes.. the top five were:

5. Sir Mix-a-lot - "Baby got back"

4. Garbage - "Push it". I personally prefer their first single'Vow'

3. Regurgitator - Blubber boy (Such a great Aussie band and still making music!! This clip is very cool and I bet they had heaps of fun making it!)

2. Beastie Boys - 'Sabotage"

1. Nirvana - "Come as you are". I posted the Live 'MTV unplugged' version.. just because 'MTV unplugged' was very 90's!

From the  NME list, I thought I'd share a couple of tunes. So many great tunes, but alas, I can't post 100 clips :-(

100. Coolio – “Gangsta’s Paradise”
99. Black Grape – “Reverend Black Grape”
98. Paul Weller – “The Changingman”
97. Snoop Doggy Dogg – “Who Am I? (What’s My Name)”
96. New Radicals – “You Get What You Give”
95. Guns N’ Roses – “November Rain”
94. Leftfield – “Open Up”
93. James – “Laid”
92. Dr. Dre – “Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang”
91. Pulp – “Babies”

 Pulp 'made it' with the Common People LP, but this tune from the earlier 1994 Lp 'His 'n' Hers' is a personal fav.. especially with lines like "Oh I want take you home, I want give you children, you might be my girlfriend, yeah!".. hmm Jarvis, did those lines actually work???!!
Pulp – “Babies”

90. A Tribe Called Quest – “Can I Kick It?”. (Can I kick it? Yes you can!.. umm hang on.. Was Bob the builder 'inspired' by this??).

At 89 in the list is Belle & Sebastian – “The Boy With The Arab Strap”. I love early Belle & Sebastian! “The Boy With The Arab Strap” is from the 1998 LP of the same name. Great lyrics like:
"A central location for you is a must as you stagger about making free with your lewd and lascivious boasts
We know you are soft cause we've all seen you dancing
We know you are hard cause we all saw you drinking from noon
Until noon again
You're the boy with the filthy laugh
You're the boy with the arab strap"

Belle & Sebastian – “The Boy With The Arab Strap”

88. Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
87. Manic Street Preachers – “A Design For Life”
86. Oasis – “Wonder Wall”
85. Sonic Youth – “Sugar Kane”
84. No Doubt – “Don’t Speak”

83. Happy Mondays – “Step On”

Forget that cover! From the same Lp (1990's 'Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches'), is this corker of a tune- 'Kinky Afro'. Great Lyrics like:
"Son, I'm 30
I only went with your mother 'cause she's dirty
And I don't have a decent bone in me
What you get is just what you see"

Happy Mondays – 'Kinky Afro'

82. 2Pac – “California Love”
81. Ride – “Vapour Trail”
80. Beta Band – “Dry The Rain”
79. Deee-Lite – “Groove Is In The Heart”
78. The KLF – “What Time Is Love?”
77. Air – “Sexy Boy”
76. Primal Scream – “Come Together”
75. Hole – “Celebrity Skin”
74. New Order – “Regret”
73. Sinead O’Connor – “Nothing Compares 2 U”
72. Cornershop – “Brimful Of Asha (Fatboy Slim Remix)”
71. Wu-Tang Clan – “Protect Ya Neck”
70. Radiohead – “Creep”
69. Bj√∂rk – “Hyperballad”
68. The Chemical Brothers – “Hey Boy Hey Girl”
67. Tricky – “Hell Is Round The Corner”
66. Brandy & Monica – “The Boy Is Mine”
65. U2 – “One”
64. Missy Elliott – “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”
63. Spiritualized – “Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space”
62. Pearl Jam – “Alive”
61. The Lemonheads – “It’s A Shame About Ray”
60. The Breeders – “Cannonball”
59. Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)”
58. The Cure – “Friday I’m In Love”
57. Elliott Smith – “Needle In The Hay”
56. Ol’ Dirty Bastard – “Got Your Money”
55. The Fugees – “Ready Or Not”
54. Lauryn Hill – “Doo Wop (That Thing)”
53. Elastica – “Stutter”
52. Nirvana – “Lithium”
51. The Stone Roses – “One Love”

50. Supergrass – “Caught By The Fuzz”. This is a corker of a song!

49. R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
48. Blur – “For Tomorrow”
47. House Of Pain – “Jump Around”
46. Saint Etienne – “Only Love Can Break Your Heart”
45. TLC – “No Scrubs”
44. The Beastie Boys – “Intergalactic”
43. Blackstreet – “No Diggity”
42. Beck – “Where It’s At”
41. The Charlatans – “The Only One I Know”
40. Super Furry Animals – “If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You”
39. Boo Radleys – “Lazarus”
38. Julee Cruise – “Falling”
37. Daft Punk – “Around The World”
36. Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”
35. Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue – “Where The Wild Roses Grow”
34. Portishead – “Glory Box”
33. The Prodigy – “No Good (Start The Dance)”
32. The Smashing Pumpkins – “1979″
31. Massive Attack – “Unfinished Sympathy”
30. Underworld – “Born Slippy”
29. Blur – “Girls And Boys”
28. Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
27. PJ Harvey – “Down By The Water”
26. Warren G – “Regulate”
25. The Verve – “History”
24. Kelis – “Caught Out There”
23. Jeff Buckley – “The Last Goodbye”
22. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – “Into My Arms”
21. Oasis – “Live Forever”
20. Green Day – “Basket Case”
19. Ash – “Girl From Mars”
18. Blur – “Song 2″

17. Weezer – “Buddy Holly” (Spike Jonze creates an amazing "Happy Days" clip)

16. Eminem – “My Name Is”
15. Radiohead – “Street Spirit (Fade Out)”
14. Suede – “Animal Nitrate”
13. Primal Scream – “Loaded”
12. Madonna – “Vogue”
11. The Verve – “Bittersweet Symphony”
10. Rage Against The Machine – “Killing In The Name”
09. McAlmont & Butler – “Yes”
08. Daft Punk – “Da Funk”
07. The Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
06. Oasis – “Supersonic”
05. Manic Street Preachers – “Motorcycle Emptiness”
04. Radiohead – “Paranoid Android”
03. Suede – “Stay Together”
02. Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
01. Pulp – “Common People”


  1. there are some goodies amongst those aren't there? some of my favourites and, some i've never heard of, or, have forgotten completely. i love your video posts. good choice :)

    1. Awww thanks Yevisha!!! I had so much fun watching the clips and would have posted 100 but decided on just a few. I was later thinking of how the list is very un-Australian! and how The Whitlams, You am I and so many other great Aussie tunes from the 90's are missing.. but perhaps that is another post ;-)

  2. I am such a child of the 90s! And what? You am I isn't on the list!!??!! Love Regurgitator! Those were the days! Starting to feel old now.

    1. Dear Old Foggie (A.K.A. Child of the 90's), I agree with you about You Am I.. what about 'Custard', 'The Clouds' etc ???
      Maybe we need to create a post of Great Aussie 90's Tunes??

    2. Let's not forget TISM! Are they 90s??

    3. They are!
      TISM released a couple of things in the late 80's.. however, their height of fame was mid 90's with singles like 'Greg the stop sign' and '(He'll never be an) O'l man river' that came off the 1995 lp 'Machiavelli and the Four Seasons'.
      1998's lp '' had the fun single with the 'OZ aerobics style' inspired clip 'Whatareya?'.
      Sadly they called it a day in the early-mid 2000's.

  3. Greg the stop sign - such a classic song!

    And what about RatCat??!! Remember them and that 1 hit that they had...?

    1. Is it bad that I love '(He'll never be an) O'l man river'?? It is a bit un-p.c.
      I did think of Ratcat and 'that ain't bad'.. we all remember singing along to:

      "They told me that you were really bad news.
      They said you were no good for me.
      They told me you were a bad bad person.
      But you seem alright to me.
      I love you.. Yeh Eh eh ehhhh
      I love..."

      Clip is here:

      umm.. skinny leg jeans anyone?.. and seriously.. if the singer wasn't as good looking would that had made it so big??? That song an clip had all the right elements to be the hit that it was.. god bless them ;-)