I Love The 1990′s
Ok, unless something major happens, I plan for this segment to be the last 1990′s video dance party post for a few weeks. However, I do have a lot to cover. Next week, I move onto a new subject and it’s going to quite interesting, but that’s next week. First, we do our fourth installment of the 1990′s videos. This is the first part, second part and third part.
From one of my favorite movies of the 1990′s, “Go”, this is “Steal My Sunshine” from Len.
Also from “Go”, this is Magic Carpet Ride redone by Phillip Steir and this video features some of the cast from the movie.
Let’s go to OMC and its song, “How Bizarre”.
From the New Radicals, this is “You Get What You Give”. This is one of my favorite songs of the last decade.
From the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the soundtrack to “Beavis and Butthead Do America”, this is “Rollercoaster”. This rocks.
I would be remiss if I didn’t post the video that made the Chili Peppers on MTV, “Give It Away”. I have to admit, my sister turned me on to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
As the 1990′s were wrapping up, Blink 182 was beginning to hit it big and this song, “What’s My Age” struck a chord with a lot of people, especially me. Great song. Great video. Makes fun of The Gap swing commercials of the time and you’ll see cameos of Hal Sparks and Jim Rome.
I can’t go without paying tribute to Nirvana which really started the 1990′s Seattle rock movement with “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Too bad Kurt Cobain could not kill the demons that were affecting him. He left behind a lot of great music.
When Hole debuted, people were skeptical because it was thought Courtney Love was gravytraining on Kurt Cobain’s fame, but after listening to “Live Through This”, it was apparent that Courtney had some talent of her own. This is “Malibu” from “Celebrity Skin”.
One more Hole video. This is a live performance of “Violet”.
Also from Seattle came the great band Soundgarden whose album, Superunknown was one of the best albums I have ever heard from beginning to end. This is “Black Hole Sun”.
This is Live and “I Alone” off of another extremely strong CD, “Throwing Copper”.
Of course, the 1990′s gave us Smashing Pumpkins and this is my favorite song of theirs, “Cherub Rock”. Again, my sister turned me on to them. My sister was really on the cutting edge back then. This is a very trippy video.
And finally, this is “Tonight, Tonight, Tonight”, another trippy Smashing Pumpkins production, but again, a great song.
That’s going to conclude the look back at the 90′s. I may return to this down the line, but I’ll have a different theme for next week’s videos.
Ok, this is the third installment of videos of my favorite groups from the 1990′s. You can check back here and here for my previous picks. This week, Henry Rollins, the Crystal Method and a bunch more from the 1990′s.
First, Henry Rollins, formerly of the 1980′s Hardcore band Black Flag went solo in the 1990′s and gave himself a name for his spoken word tours. But he always stayed close to his musical roots and this is one of my favorite songs, “Low Self Opinion”.
One of my favorite from the 1990′s has to be White Zombie. This is “More Human Than Human”. This totally rocks.
Time for some electronic music and we go to The Crystal Method with “Name of the Game”.
Here’s The Chemical Brothers with “Block Rockin Beats”.
Here’s 2:01 of pure ecstasy, at least for me. Blur and “Song 2″.
Now I’ll slow it down a bit with The Verve and the cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Bittersweet Symphony”. You may remember this was used in the great movie “Cruel Intentions”.
I’ve been downhearted baby. Yes, it’s Primitive Radio Gods sampling B.B. King in “Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth (with money in my pocket)”.
Let’s go to Jewel whom I saw in Providence at the old Lupo’s (and I have the picture from the meet & greet with her to prove it). This is so much different from “Intuition”. This is what made her famous, her folksy “Who Will Save Your Soul”.
And that will do it. I’ll have more videos next week including the Offspring, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blink 182 and a bunch more.
Last week, I did a 1990′s Dance Party which included a lot of fun videos. Time for some more videos.
I’ll start with the lovely Julianna Hatfield of Julianna Hatfield Three doing her big hit, “My Sister”. Interesting thing, Julianna doesn’t have a sister. I like the fact that this is the raw video.
Here’s another band I got to see live in Providence, Luscious Jackson doing “City Song”. Love the scenes of New York in this video.
From Chicago, this is Veruca Salt doing “Seether”. This is the original incarnation of the band. They were so good.
Shirley Manson may be known for being on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but in the 1990′s she was the sex goddess of Garbage. I loved this group. I was hoping to see them in Providence, but never got the chance. In an interview in Details magazine (when the mag was actually good), Shirley was quoted as saying, “I want a man who will let me pee in his belly button.” Back in the 90′s, I thought that quote was hot. Now, not so much, but back then, quite a lot. This is “I’m Only Happy When It Rains”. Shirley is a big NBA fan.
Here’s a bonus Garbage video, “I Think I’m Paranoid”.
When Fox was an emerging network, it was dependent on teen dramas like Beverly Hills 90210, but then grew up with the great show, Melrose Place and it broke several hits like “Here and Now” from Letters To Cleo featuring the lovely Kay Hanley of Boston.
In 1992, the movie “Singles” tried to capture the mood of twenty somethings living in Seattle. It was an ok movie, but the soundtrack like in all of Cameron Crowe movies was spectacular. This is Paul Westerberg doing “Dyslexic Heart”. When I grow up, I want to be Paul Westerberg. He’s on a higher plain than many of us.
One more from Paul. This is “World Class Fad”.
Now to some electronic music. I’m A Firestarter (hey, hey, hey). Yes, it’s The Prodigy. My friend, Linda hates this band. I admit, they’re damned ugly, but I like the music.
And here’s “Breathe”. “You’re the Victim!”
You can’t mention The Prodigy without their controversial song, “Smack My Bitch Up”. I’m going to embed the video, but I will warn you that this is the uncensored version and is definitely Not Safe for Work. Don’t click on it if you’re offended by nudity.
That will do it for now. Next week, I’ll give you the Chemical Brothers, Henry Rollins, White Zombie, Crystal Method, The Offspring and a bunch more.
By the time you read this on Sunday, I’ll already have gotten up way too early to bring someone to the airport and then go to work.
Anyway, I told you last week that I was researching a new theme for the Videos of the Week and I do think you’ll like them.
I was on YouTube last Wednesday and while looking for something totally unrelated to today’s them, I happened to find some music videos from the 1990′s and started rocking out. I figured since I hadn’t done Videos of the Week in a while, I had the perfect subject to bring them back.
So here are some music videos of some of my favorite songs from the 1990′s. I’ll start with Elastica and Connection from 1995.
Here’s a group I got to see in Providence in 1996, Republica with its big hit, “Ready To Go”.
One of my favorite songs from this period was Tracy Bonham’s “Mother, Mother”. Tracy was a commercial jingle singer in Boston and made it big with this song. Great, great song.
One of the best Riot grrrl bands ever, L7 doing “Andres”. Donita Sparks rocked. She still does.
Here’s The Breeders with Kim Deal singing “Cannonball”.
If you know your music, you may have noticed Rhode Island’s own Tanya Donnelly in that Breeders video. Well, she formed her own band, Belly and their big hit, “Feed The Tree” was seen on MTV in the early 1990′s. I loved Belly and got to see this band live in Providence in the mid-1990′s.
Here’s another band I got to see in Providence live. Placebo and the great song, “Pure Morning”.
To remind you of your high school days, this is Nada Surf with “Popular”. This caused a little stir because there were grown naked men in the shower.
And last one for now. This is Meryn Cadell with a minor modern rock hit, “The Sweater”. Funny song. “The boy is a genuine hunk a, hunk a burning love…”
Next week, I’ll have more videos including Julianna Hatfield, Lucious Jackson, Prodigy, Garbage and much more.