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Friday, February 23, 2007

Nirvana Song Featured In Baseball Video Game And Commercial

The Only Band That Fecal Matters!

Game developer 2K Sports has included Nirvana’s “Breed” on the soundtrack of its Major League Baseball 2K7 video game.

The Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 game, which hits stores on Feb. 27, will also feature cuts from The Stooges, The Pixies, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Cities In Dust, Editors and others.

The company will also use “Breed” in a commercial for the game, making it the first-ever Nirvana track licensed for advertising purposes.

...The jury’s still out on Cobain’s penchant for gaming and/or baseball, though a quick trip to Wikipedia reveals that he apparently hated “America’s favourite pastime” as a kid.

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   1. Halofan Posted: February 24, 2007 at 12:18 AM (#2302587)
I recall an anecdote that when Nirvana was being courted by the major labels, a VP broke into their meeitng to tell the VP pursuing Nirvana that he had scored them both Laker tickets for that night's game. The two high-fived and Kurt and crew got up and walked out.
   2. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: February 24, 2007 at 12:23 AM (#2302589)
Courtney Love is history's greatest monster.
   3. Randomly Fluctuating Defensive Metric Posted: February 24, 2007 at 12:29 AM (#2302593)
Because when I think baseball, I think Kurt Cobain.

The game does look great, though. This is good. Lord knows I’m not updating MVP’s rosters again.
   4. MSI Posted: February 24, 2007 at 12:32 AM (#2302595)
Cool. Sounds like good music. The MVP 2005 music was so happy I wanted to kill myself.
   5. Cowboy Popup Posted: February 24, 2007 at 12:38 AM (#2302598)
"The MVP 2005 music was so happy I wanted to kill myself."

The 2004 soundtrack was much better, the "True Love is Blind" song is pretty sweet.

I'm sure Cobain is very upset where ever he is.
   6. xbhaskarx Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:02 AM (#2302607)
whatever, tough luck kurt. if he hated baseball and didn't want his song used, he shouldn't have let courtney love kill him.
   7. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:09 AM (#2302610)
They had a documentary on the other night about 'Nevermind'. Had some amazingly interesting stuff that Vig talked about. The show made me realise how amazing that album was...
   8. baudib Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:21 AM (#2302614)
It was the last great rock album.
   9. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:31 AM (#2302622)
It was the last great rock album.

Very debatable point and I don't know if I want to bite...
   10. Repoz Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:32 AM (#2302623)
I remember when "Big Red" from Hoboken's Pier Platters dropped what she was doing (prolly over-charging me for Hard-Ons import 45's!) became the "lighting director" for a Nirvana tour (HA!!)...and I knew that phase of the undagrind scene was over.
   11. Mister High Standards Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:36 AM (#2302624)
It was the last great rock album.


Bullshit. Let me introduce you to the black crows.
   12. Hal Chase Headley Lamarr Hoyt Wilhelm (ACE1242) Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:39 AM (#2302628)
Q. How are Courtney Love and Wayne Gretzky alike?

A. They both shower after three periods.
   13. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:39 AM (#2302629)
I should have known you were a Hard-Ons fan, repoz!!!

I think they re formed, but don't quote me on it
   14. karkface killah Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:41 AM (#2302630)
########. Let me introduce you to the black crows.

Bwahahahahahahahaha!!
   15. AndrewJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:45 AM (#2302632)
I need a Kurt Cobain reference like I need a hole in the head.
   16. Garth found his way to daylight Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:47 AM (#2302634)
Nirvana and Joe Morgan covering the audio for the same game? Sounds like a barrel of monkeys!
   17. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:47 AM (#2302635)
########. Let me introduce you to the black crows.

That was some form of sarcasm, right?

I need a Kurt Cobain reference like I need a hole in the head.

Seems Kurt took the hole in the head advice
   18. jim in providence Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:51 AM (#2302638)
It was the last great rock album.

Until ...?

"America's favourite pastime?" Damn Canadians.
   19. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:59 AM (#2302642)
That was some form of sarcasm, right?

Black Crowes are a tremendous band, tremendous.

But the last great stuff is silly. the last great rock album was released in October, and there have been at least 30 great albums between Nevermind and Boys and Girls.....

Oh, and America mourns the lesser Seattle area frontman

AIC > Nirvana
   20. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 02:42 AM (#2302648)
Black Crowes are a tremendous band, tremendous.

I didn't say they were not...
   21. KronicFatigue Posted: February 24, 2007 at 02:50 AM (#2302651)
The band "Pixies" is incorrectly called "The Pixies" about as often as definitely is spelled incorrectly on the internet.
   22. mike f Posted: February 24, 2007 at 02:52 AM (#2302654)
Even though they weren't.
   23. mike f Posted: February 24, 2007 at 02:53 AM (#2302655)
And that Louis XIV song was/is an abomination.
   24. jim in providence Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:02 AM (#2302658)
To return to the article ...

"The Stooges, The Pixies, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Cities In Dust, Editors"

That's a pretty interesting group. Death From Above 1979 is a Canadian bass and drum group, and I'm racking my brains to remember the name of the original Canadian bass and drum group. From Kingston, maybe? Anyone?
   25. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:07 AM (#2302659)
I just noticed this from the article...

The two trailers currently on the 2K Sports site feature The Walkmen's "The Rat" and Les Savy Fav's "Hold On To Your Genre,"

Now those two songs 'rock'!!

Speaking of all things Pixies, has anyone heard the TV on the radio version of Mr Grieves???

It is pretty ####### out there
   26. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:09 AM (#2302661)
Wolfmother's success baffles me, but hey they are Aussies and seem like nice guys.
   27. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:27 AM (#2302670)
there have been at least 30 great albums between Nevermind and Boys and Girls.....

"Boys and Girls"?

Bryan Ferry's okay, but...
   28. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:31 AM (#2302672)
Seperation Sunday is 20 times better than Boys and Girls of America. I sometimes even think that Almost Killed Me tops the lot. That leaves only 27 great rock albums in the last 15 years,right???
   29. mike f Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:33 AM (#2302673)
Who isn't excited for Arcade Fire on SNL? They put on a spectacular live show.
   30. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:36 AM (#2302674)
Who isn't excited for Arcade Fire on SNL?

Considering that I have no idea who "Arcade Fire" is, me.
   31. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:36 AM (#2302675)
Well, I said at least. There is probably closer to 100
   32. Nasty Nate Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:39 AM (#2302676)
at Kauffman stadium theyre gonna sell pennyroyal tea
   33. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:40 AM (#2302677)
You know, I Funeral didn't really tickle my fancy when I listened to it, but I enjoyed the NPR show a great deal. Perhaps I will give Funeral another listen.
   34. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:46 AM (#2302678)
Well, I said at least. There is probably closer to 100

Yeah, "Kid A" counts for at least fifty.
   35. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:47 AM (#2302680)
I just read an Ian McKaye interview where he was saying that 'Waiting Room' was played by Fox during the World Series. i think that is hilarious, and so did he.

Pretty cool interview, though it seems Fugazi are finished. I must say I am pretty ####### happy with what they released during their time.

Link - http://www.avclub.com/content/node/58720/2

Arcade Fire's new album has been leaked and let me assure you all, it does not dissapoint.
   36. More Dewey is Always Good Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:49 AM (#2302681)
it seems Fugazi are finished.

I'm still holding my breath for a new Pailhead album.
   37. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 03:52 AM (#2302683)
While I love "Kid A" (sorry sj), I will admit that the Pitchfork review for it, is arguably the greatest load of #### and drivell that I have ever laid eyes on.
   38. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 04:04 AM (#2302685)
I do hate Kid A, but part of the hate is the fact that over the top praise people give it. And critics basically say, if you don't like this album, it is because your inferior mind does not understand it.

Well, no, its because most of the songs are terrible. There are a couple songs that are actually songs, but most are a series of unrelated noises.

Perfect Example of a review of Kid A.

How is it that Kid A's opening track, laden with an electronic vocal stuttering "bleh, bluh-bleh bleh bluh" is the most fascinating statement made in rock & roll this year? Because somehow, even when Radiohead blathers and blips nonsense, it's profound. The band's future-perfect musical grammar may be hard to decipher, and the melody is even more subliminal, but the journey traveled with Radiohead reveals them to be not only rock music's greatest adventurers in 2000, but teachers as well. --Beth Massa

She is saying its ####, but its Radiohead, so its great ####.

Edited buy author.
   39. WillYoung Posted: February 24, 2007 at 04:06 AM (#2302686)
####, I didn't even know that the Arcade Fire will be on SNL - thanks for the head's up. Also, "Almost Killed Me" is the best of the 3 albums IMHO.
   40. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 04:11 AM (#2302689)
The aforementioned NPR broadcast of Arcade Fire, Live in NYC, earlier in the week.
   41. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 04:25 AM (#2302693)
Thanks for the link, sweet
   42. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: February 24, 2007 at 04:29 AM (#2302694)
1. Fugazi is done, sad to say. From the horse's mouth.
2. Nevermind was not even the best rock album of 1991. Loveless? Steady Diet Of Nothing? No Pocky For Kitty?
3. Arcade Fire is the very dictionary definiton of dull.
   43. villainx Posted: February 24, 2007 at 04:49 AM (#2302697)
Loveless!
   44. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: February 24, 2007 at 04:53 AM (#2302698)
And Separation Sunday is the best of the Hold Steady records. And Mastodon's Blood Mountain was the best record of last year. And I left off a bunch of excellent records from 1991: Drive Like Jehu, Angel Dust, Goat, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, Girlfriend, Arise, Bandwagonesque, and the list goes on -- a pretty good year, eh?
   45. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 05:14 AM (#2302699)
Green Mind was 1991 as well I think.

And Mastodon's Blood Mountain was the best record of last year.

Never heard of them, but it was you who got me into 'Seperation Sunday' so I'm listening...

Off to see if they are on emusic now...

oh yeah, and Mudhoney ruled!!!
   46. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: February 24, 2007 at 05:21 AM (#2302702)
Hey Phil, how's tricks on the other side of the world?
   47. billyshears Posted: February 24, 2007 at 05:33 AM (#2302703)
it seems Fugazi are finished.

I forget - did they sell out or not?
   48. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 05:38 AM (#2302706)
Hey Phil, how's tricks on the other side of the world?

Pretty cool. At the shop all day and it has been steady if unspectacular. Can't wait for baseball season as always and just pumping it day to day, it seems.

Just drove a customer a little nuts as I had Spacemen 3's Rollercoaster on a little too loud...

How you been? Not too cold I hope!!!
   49. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 05:40 AM (#2302707)
I forget - did they sell out or not?

Define Sell Out??
   50. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 05:43 AM (#2302708)
I had never heard of Mastodon till before and this is the first thing I read about them...

There's plenty afoot in the metal underground-- it's the mainstream version that desperately needs a new set of heroes. While junior-high faves Ozzy Osbourne, Guns n' Roses, and Metallica look like they could no longer eat the rich without gnawing on their own fatuous fingers, Mastodon are on the cusp of arena-sized success. The Atlanta quartet's already released two excellent full-lengths, 2002's Remission and 2004's Leviathan, as well as formative material in 2001's Lifesblood EP (which resurfaced earlier this year on Call of the Mastodon). If Blood Mountain, their brilliantly upsized and unrelenting third album, doesn't confirm their position as the greatest big-time metal crew on earth, I demand a state-by-state recount.

Worth checking out I think...
   51. CFBF's Results are Certified Posted: February 24, 2007 at 06:25 AM (#2302711)
One of my good friends from high school is a member of the "Courtney Love killed Kurt Cobain" camp. It's not a good idea to get her started on that one.
   52. Floyd Thursby Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:50 AM (#2302719)
And Separation Sunday is the best of the Hold Steady records. And Mastodon's Blood Mountain was the best record of last year. And I left off a bunch of excellent records from 1991: Drive Like Jehu, Angel Dust, Goat, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, Girlfriend, Arise, Bandwagonesque, and the list goes on -- a pretty good year, eh?

Any person who drops Sepultura and Jesus Lizard references next to Teenage Fanclub and Matthew Sweet references has a ton in common with me musically.

But Nevermind is still the best album that year. Anything else is like picking Annie Hall in '77. Make all the logical and passionate arguments you want, but Star Wars should take it every time.
   53. We don't have dahlians at the Palace of Wisdom Posted: February 24, 2007 at 08:01 AM (#2302720)
I'm crossing my fingers for "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" and "So Yesterday" to make the cut. Some Locust or Melt-Banana songs would also be a nice touch.
   54. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 24, 2007 at 08:38 AM (#2302722)
Seperation Sunday is 20 times better than Boys and Girls of America

I don't know about that. Separation Sunday is a better album; it's more focused, harder, and it tells a great, if scary, story. But there's some absolutely incredible stuff on Boys and Girls in America - it was probably my favorite album of 2006. Boys and Girls in America is a broader album, both sonically and thematically, which probably works against it. “Hot Soft Light” is the most blatant Thin Lizzy homage, at least musically, that I’ve ever heard - that a good thing, BTW. Craig Finn's singing is better, and there's still a lot of great lines there:

"She was a really cool kisser and she wasn't all that strict of a Christian.
She was a damn good dancer but she wasn't all that great of a girlfriend."

I mean, that's brilliant...
   55. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: February 24, 2007 at 09:11 AM (#2302723)
But Nevermind is still the best album that year. Anything else is like picking Annie Hall in '77. Make all the logical and passionate arguments you want, but Star Wars should take it every time.

What if you don't like Nirvana?
   56. Dog on the sidewalk has an ugly bracelet Posted: February 24, 2007 at 09:33 AM (#2302724)
Don't be silly, Biff. Quality of music is not subjective.
   57. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 10:05 AM (#2302727)
I don't know about that. Separation Sunday is a better album; it's more focused, harder, and it tells a great, if scary, story. But there's some absolutely incredible stuff on Boys and Girls in America - it was probably my favorite album of 2006. Boys and Girls in America is a broader album, both sonically and thematically, which probably works against it. “Hot Soft Light” is the most blatant Thin Lizzy homage, at least musically, that I’ve ever heard - that a good thing, BTW. Craig Finn's singing is better, and there's still a lot of great lines there:

I was going a littleover the top, I'll admit. G & B in America is ####### great and sits pretty in my 2006 Top 5.

I could talk about Hold Steady Lyrics all day. I better throw one in though...

hold steady ybor city. you're up to your neck in sweat and wet confetti. if you want to get a little bit heady. it's gonna have to get a little bit heavy. we're jamming jetskis into the jetty now. with some guy who looks like rocco sefredi. and i've heard he's been dead once already.

Only cause it made me google Rocco Sefredi...
   58. Hurdle's Heroes (SuperBaes) Posted: February 24, 2007 at 10:10 AM (#2302729)
Reading all of these posts and bands that I should know but don't makes me feel old.
   59. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 10:14 AM (#2302731)
Any person who drops Sepultura and Jesus Lizard references next to Teenage Fanclub and Matthew Sweet references has a ton in common with me musically.

But Nevermind is still the best album that year. Anything else is like picking Annie Hall in '77. Make all the logical and passionate arguments you want, but Star Wars should take it every time.


1991 was just one of those years really. I mean...how ####### much would Girlfriend be ahead of any album from 2006?

I also own a Jesus Lizard/Nirvana split single. I might sell it soon at a sizable profit as I need money.

Jesus Lizard were nuts, I saw them live and as a 19 year old kid was scared shitless.
   60. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 10:21 AM (#2302733)
But Nevermind is still the best album that year. Anything else is like picking Annie Hall in '77. Make all the logical and passionate arguments you want, but Star Wars should take it every time.

Didn't 'Deerhunter'come out on 1997???

:)
   61. Phil Coorey. Posted: February 24, 2007 at 10:26 AM (#2302734)
That should be 'didn't Deehunter come out in 1977'?

Oops
   62. danup Posted: February 24, 2007 at 11:22 AM (#2302736)
"Boys and Girls" is definitely my favorite Hold Steady album, I think there's something to be said for taking what you've been doing and dumping a ton of ridiculous hooks into it. As for my favorite lyric: "he quoted her some poetry, he's Tennyson in denim and sheepskin / he looked a lot like Izzy Stradlin." But none of my friends can deal with Elizabeth Elmore singing way out of her range so they never hear it. Or maybe "you can wear his old sweatshirt / you can cover yourself like a bruise", in context.
   63. Repoz Posted: February 24, 2007 at 12:33 PM (#2302739)
Jesus Lizard were nuts, I saw them live and as a 19 year old kid was scared shitless.

Back in '90...Nirvana opened for Jesus Lizard at Maxwell's, feeling that the J-Lizards had blown them off the stage previously.

After their waggly set, Cobain hung around the bar & poseur-alley...and, even then, he refused to talk baseball with me and Ira (Yo la tengo...your DJ'ing gig!) Kaplan.
   64. mike f Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:23 PM (#2302743)
3. Arcade Fire is the very dictionary definiton of dull.

Touche. Well I find The Hold Steady completely unlistenable, so that's just, like, your opinion, man. However, f anyone did like Funeral, then you will probably like Neon Bible, too. It's pretty darn good. And the new Andrew Bird is solid.
   65. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:49 PM (#2302747)
What if you don't like Nirvana?

Or Star Wars?
   66. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:52 PM (#2302748)
Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.
   67. bigseries Posted: February 24, 2007 at 01:56 PM (#2302749)
paraphrasing, but...

You remind me of Rod Stewart when he was young / cuz you got passion and you're sexy and all the punks think that you're dumb
   68. asinwreck Posted: February 24, 2007 at 02:24 PM (#2302753)
I watched Melt-Banana do a 20 song set in 15 minutes with big grins on their faces. They always seemed like a happy band.

They no longer exist since their drummer was killed by a reckless driver two years ago, but Silkworm put out half a dozen records over the last decade that could all earn the title Great Rock Records. My favorite is Italian Platinum, but purists who like their rock to be electric guitar, bass, drums, and nothing more gravitate to Firewater.
   69. Max Parkinson Posted: February 24, 2007 at 02:26 PM (#2302754)
Jim In Providence.

Good Recall. The Inbreds, indeed from Kingston.
   70. Sebastian Posted: February 24, 2007 at 05:50 PM (#2302796)
asinwreck: I think you’re confusing Melt Banana with Shonen Knife. A former Shonen Knife drummer was killed in a car accident in 2005 while on tour with another band. From what I can tell both bands still tour and exist, but the Shonen Knife website is very Japanese and I can very much not read that.
   71. Honkie Kong Posted: February 24, 2007 at 06:07 PM (#2302800)
Mastodon was playing last niht in Atlanta. Big Daddy kane opened for them. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that listing.
91 was a crazy year in terms of great albums. Confluence of the stars I guess
   72. DCW3 Posted: February 24, 2007 at 06:08 PM (#2302801)
That should be 'didn't Deehunter come out in 1977'?

The Deer Hunter came out in 1978, and won Best Picture.
   73. Nasty Nate Posted: February 24, 2007 at 06:17 PM (#2302805)
'Gish' and 'Ten' both also came out in 1991 (with Gish originally released on the same day as Nevermind i think). But I think Nevermind is better than either. Although two years later they all released albums again. and i think 'Vs' and 'Siamese Dream' are better than 'In Utero'. Is this post too mainstream for the thread, if so I was only 12 at the time so give me a break.
   74. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:07 PM (#2302816)
asinwreck meant that Silkworm's drummer was killed in a car accident. It was tragic.

For anybody who wants to know the linkage between the Hold Steady and a baseball website: check it.
   75. Paul M Hates Krispy Kreme Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:19 PM (#2302821)
Mention 1991 and no one mentions Badmotorfinger? Come on, people.

As for Matthew Sweet, I think Girlfriend is really a rather overrated album--it's very much Sandy Koufax's career--the best parts are amazing, but there's a pretty sizable chunk of mediocrity at the bottom (IMO, Kimi Ga Suki or Altered Beast are better records).

Last year, the best record was either The Blood Brothers' Young Machetes or Pretty Girls Make Graves' Elan Vital.
   76. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:24 PM (#2302822)
Going back to 1991, Rumor and Sigh needs to be mentioned, also...
   77. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:30 PM (#2302825)
1991 was amazing, even the mainstream albums were decent (Out of Time, Achtung Baby, Blood Sugar Sex Magik).

Low End Theory is also in my top 10 albums of 1991
   78. JC in DC Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:32 PM (#2302827)
Sorry I'm late to this show, but I'd put

MBV: Loveless and Unsane: Unsane above the utterly overrated Nirvana: Nevermind for 1991's best albums. I understand very few would prefer Unsane, but I think Loveless stands above Nevermind even more looking back on things. I think Fugazi's Steady Diet came out that year too.
   79. JC in DC Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:33 PM (#2302828)
Bloody hell, Green Mind came out that year too. #### Nevermind. That albums sucks by comparison to these.
   80. Floyd Thursby Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:37 PM (#2302829)
Mastodon was playing last night in Atlanta. Big Daddy kane opened for them. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that listing.

My word. I think I would pay $500 to see that show.
   81. The Original SJ Posted: February 24, 2007 at 07:42 PM (#2302830)
The list of albums that came out in 1991 really is mindblowing.
   82. Boggler Posted: February 24, 2007 at 08:09 PM (#2302834)
no mention of the Metallica black album?
   83. Your favorite TFTIO, me! Posted: February 24, 2007 at 08:22 PM (#2302844)
no mention of the Metallica black album?

The less said about that Bob Rock mediocrity the better.
   84. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: February 24, 2007 at 08:29 PM (#2302847)
However, f anyone did like Funeral, then you will probably like Neon Bible, too. It's pretty darn good.

A band that shares a name with (names itself after?) John Kennedy Toole's other book piques my interest.
   85. Daryn Posted: February 24, 2007 at 08:34 PM (#2302848)
All this talk about 1991 albums and no one mentions Showstoppers or Spellbound?!?!??!

C'mon -- those albums really rocked it.
   86. vortex of dissipation Posted: February 24, 2007 at 08:50 PM (#2302852)
Hey, back in 1991, Paula Abdul had great legs...
   87. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: February 24, 2007 at 09:01 PM (#2302853)
Temple of the Dog also came out in 1991.

As did 2 Legit 2 Quit.
   88. SoSHially Unacceptable Posted: February 24, 2007 at 09:01 PM (#2302854)
A band that shares a name with (names itself after?) John Kennedy Toole's other book piques my interest.


Not quite. It's the name of the new album by Arcade Fire (following Funeral in 2004).
   89. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: February 24, 2007 at 09:14 PM (#2302860)
Badmotorfinger is a great album. Much better than Nevermind.
   90. Khalil Greene's Finger Posted: February 24, 2007 at 09:36 PM (#2302866)
I think Slayer's Seasons in the Abyss came out in 1991, which was good if you were into heavier stuff than the grunge that was coming out everywhere, even though it is better than the music that is coming out today.
   91. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: February 24, 2007 at 10:20 PM (#2302880)
Reading all of these posts and bands that I should know but don't makes me feel old.

Actually, what they're <u>supposed</u> to make you feel is that the poster is a hundred times cooler than you, but in fact he merely shows he likes some hilariously crappy whiter-than-bleached-rice band.

The best phonogram of 1991 was Star Time. It was also the best of the entire decade, and the best of all time up to now. "There It Is".
   92. Cowboy Popup Posted: February 24, 2007 at 10:29 PM (#2302883)
Low End Theory came out in 91. I think I like Nevermind more right now, but I've been listening to Low End Theory for 15 years and Never mind for like 4 months.
   93. Run Joe Run Posted: February 24, 2007 at 11:12 PM (#2302894)
I remember when "Big Red" from Hoboken's Pier Platters dropped what she was doing (prolly over-charging me for Hard-Ons import 45's!) became the "lighting director" for a Nirvana tour (HA!!)...and I knew that phase of the undagrind scene was over.

Pier Platters is where I bought Nevermind when it first came out. Never heard of the band, but saw the album cover and bought it sight unheard. Dumb reason to buy and album, but man did I hit it with that one. I miss Pier Platters and Boo Boos
   94. BubbaCouch Posted: February 24, 2007 at 11:20 PM (#2302895)
After "Steady Diet of Nothing," my 91 favorite has to be Slint's "Spiderland."
   95. Nasty Nate Posted: February 24, 2007 at 11:38 PM (#2302900)
has there at least been a mention of 'Use Your Illusion' from 1991?
   96. Spencer Benedict Posted: February 25, 2007 at 12:16 AM (#2302909)
It was the last great rock album.

I'm with baudib here. I find the last 25 years or so of popular rock material to generally be excreble. The exception to that would be the brief period in the early 1990's when a lot of very good and other listenable stuff came out. For a while, there were commercial radio stations dedicated to the specific sub-genre (maybe there are such rock stations now, but they're not on my presets). Nevermind was the best album by the best band of the period. To this day, you can turn on the radio (which I try not to do) and hear imitations.
   97. Spencer Benedict Posted: February 25, 2007 at 12:24 AM (#2302911)
Dating myself, among those checking out in 1991 was Rob Tyner of MC5.
   98. Dan Evensen Posted: February 25, 2007 at 01:39 AM (#2302927)
Can't stand listening to any of that stuff. I just go to and get my share of 7-inch punk and get stuff like Heresy, Ripchord, Discharge and so on. They've got a great collection of Japanese and Finnish hardcore as well, stuff you won't even find on EBay. Seriously, with stuff like that available for free, who the hell wants to listen to rock from 1991?
   99. Dan Evensen Posted: February 25, 2007 at 01:41 AM (#2302928)
Sorry for the bad English. That should read, "I just go to 7-inch punk and get stuff like Heresy, Ripchord, Discharge, etc."
   100. Dr. Chaleeko Posted: February 25, 2007 at 02:03 AM (#2302933)
Great rock records since 1991? A small sampling:

Being There
Odelay
Anodyne
OK Computer
Slanted and Enchanted
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
A Series of Sneaks

Oh, hell, I'll even toss a real obscurity on there, Source Tags and Codes by ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead.

Well, no, its because most of the songs are terrible. There are a couple songs that are actually songs, but most are a series of unrelated noises.

Right on, but one question. Which songs on Kid-A were the ones that actually were songs? I couldn't ever figure that out. Oh, but I'm one of those too-stupid-to-get-it listeners, nevermind.
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