#67: Extra Man – The Fucking Champs
Merges the math and intellect with the voice and loss.
#66: 40 Days – Slowdive
Late night high school hangouts…
#65: Midnight Drive – Elecktroids
#64: Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm – Crash Test Dummies
I admit I don’t know what this song is about but I think I don’t
really need to understand it to enjoy it. That’s the thing about art,
you know? It’s different for everybody and you project what you think
you feel onto it. Me personally, I think the song is about just
getting into a sweet paintball groove where you’re owning every bitch
on the field but that’s probably because this is my go-to song when I
go into battle.
On the other hand, I do know what THIS song is about. Don’t watch this
one in public because I guarantee you it’s gonna make you cry.
#63: (Have You Met) Horror James? – Royal Trux
They rock. Put the swagger in rock music without being a cock-rock band.
#62: Rooster – Alice In Chains
Now, I’m not a fan of this band, nor do I really like this song for that matter, but I picked it because I’ve found that it is a bona-fide stripper anthem, worldwide, thus important to any 90′s list. A friend of mine who’s a strip club DJ would call me, nightly, with my “Rooster Report” sometimes 3 times in one night, to prove my theory correct (he would hold the phone to the speakers, and I’d hear the “ooooohooohooo hoooo” part, then we’d laugh and hang up).. I don’t know what it is about this song, but, strippers like to do their low effort “not-enough-people-tipping/I-just-shot-heroin” slippery-strippery-sloth dance to this classic “grunge” slow jam. I would imagine it’s much akin to taking a nap on the job which everyone loves, including me. I guess that’s why I picked this one, naps.. Oh, and for fingerless gloves too. Oh yeah, and he says “yeah” 14 times.
#61: Glory– Liz Phair
#60: Banana – Patra
While in the US Lil Kim and Foxy Brown were getting noticed with their aggressive female sexuality, Patra’s second album, Scent of Attraction, was flying way under the radar. While her sexuality was no less overt it was much more fun and sans the anger of her American counterparts. Lil Kim and Foxy were fixated on taking their own pleasure and relegating the male to the role of subservient, a mere phallus for their own use (a parody of popular culture’s infantile male sexual aggression and fetishizing of the female object: like in the 1997 Ridley Scott film GI Jane when Demi Moore tells Viggo Mortenson to suck her dick.) But Patra’s music celebrated the ecstatic heights a man and woman could reach together.
#59: The Chemistry Between Us– Suede
From super hated to highly rated.
#58: Mass Appeal – Gang Starr
So many Gang Starr songs to choose from. The video’s kind of funny, Guru (RIP) looks vaguely uncomfortable on camera – that just shows how legit he was.
#57: Motor Away– Guided By Voices
I remember randomly seeing them, (I feel like it was on a round stage…) at some dive-ass old lounge bar in downtown Dayton, OH one xmas break in the early 1990s and there was like 7 people total in the audience. Robert P. literally chugged a case of longnecks in about half an hour during their set… crazy loud and fun!
#56: Whoomp There It Is – Tag Team
PARTTTY PEOPLE! This is a guaranteed party starter. If you’re feeling like an ugly duckling dud as usual, blast this stuff while staring at yourself in the mirror. Works every time! Can You Dig it? Plus, Prezzident Obama is in the video.
TO BE CONTINUED TOMOOOOORROW