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quintessential music of the 1990's

PussumPussum Registered User regular
edited November 2006 in Debate and/or Discourse
So my girlfriend and I are compileing a list of songs for a cd we are making for a trip we are taking in the next month. It is going to be a coast to coast drive so we are planning ahead and making a few CD's to get us through. We decided to make a few with themes. One of those themes is the "quintessential music of the 1990's". I have mulled it over and have come up with a few artist and songs, but have not yet been able to fill a whole mp3 cd. I am asking everyone here....well, everyone old enough to remember the music of the 90's to put their input in on this one. What songs and artists do you feel embody the 90's. At the very least post what songs you think were cool that came out of the 90's. I would prefer no pop, but everything else is fair game. Everything from rock bands to jam bands are open for suggestion.

So far I have:

Sound Garden - Rusty Cage
Radiohead- Creep
Alice in Chains- Jar of flies
NIN- March of the Pigs
RHCP- My Friends
Green Day- Brainstew/Jaded
Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet with Butterfly Wings
Korn- Blind (Of course this will be the first track on the cd :) )
Rage Against the Machine- Rodeo
Nirvana- Dumb
Third Eye Blind- Jumper
White Zombie- Thunderkiss '69
Gravity Kills- Down
Pantera- Cemetary Gates
KMFDM- Meglomaniac


Thanks!

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    YarYar Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Rolling Stone declared Phish the most influential band of the 90s.

    Also, there's already a very similar thread that might suffice for this.

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Are you looking for "Quintessential" in the sense of "best" or "most distinctive/important?" I'm assuming the former, because otherwise some of your choices don't make sense.

    I'd add in some Pearl Jam, probably "Alive" because it was their breakout and it rocks. Also some Faith No More; "The Real Thing" came out in '89, but that's close enough to the 90's, so maybe "Epic" or "Falling to Pieces." If you want chronological accuracy, "Midlife Crisis," "Easy," or "A Small Victory" will do nicely.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I'm no huge fan of thiers but Sublime should be on that list

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    PussumPussum Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I did a quick search and nothing came up so if something is already around, my apologies. To clear up some confusion. I am not looking for the most popular artist or songs, just songs that define what the 90's were to you. If they happen to be the most popular, cool. If not, cool. For example I chose Nirvana's dumb instead of smells like teen spirit because, to me, that is a good song from the 90's that has that distinct 90's feel and sound to it.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

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    Run Run RunRun Run Run __BANNED USERS regular
    edited October 2006
    Tool - Sober or Ænima

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    sanstodosanstodo Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Wesley Willis - I Kicked Batman's Ass

    more seriously, I'd probably pick anything by the Pumpkins, imho they were the most important band of the 1990's by longevity and range of music. (for radiohead fans, I consider them more of 2000+ band, since their best/most influential stuff has come then).

    My 2 cents.

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    GoodOmensGoodOmens Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Stone Temple Pilots - Plush

    How could I forget STP? Though, I do prefer "Wicked Garden." Also, there are several good choices from No Doubt, given that the whole Tragic Kingdom album was pretty awesome.

    Oh, and I'd also add some Tori Amos, Sheryl Crow ("Everyday is a Windind Road" is a good driving song, obviously), and some Morphine. Plus there's some really good rap/hip-hop/R&B to choose from.

    Yes, so I'm a child of the 90's. So sue me.

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    nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I jsut remember that song cuz in 7th grade so person played in on the jukebox in the caferteria every single day for months. Now whenever I think of junior high I end up humming that song.

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    Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Needs Wheezer. Like them or not, they practically defined adolescence for countless people in the early/mid-nineties, including myself.

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    PussumPussum Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    It is crazy, reading some of these suggestions has taken me back about 15 years. I can remember listening to most of these songs for the very first time. Wow. It is all comming back like a damn flood. haha AWSOME suggestions so far everyone. Keep them comming. I may have to make two volumes for the 90's.

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    RichyRichy Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Blink 182 - Dammit
    Pennywise - Bro Hymn
    Blur - Song 2
    Offspring - Self Esteem
    Weezer - Buddy Holly
    Reel Big Fish - Beer

    Any song covered by Reel Big Fish, including Take On Me and Hungry Like The Wolf.

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    sanstodosanstodo Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Richy wrote:
    Blink 182 - Dammit
    Pennywise - Bro Hymn
    Blur - Song 2
    Offspring - Self Esteem
    Weezer - Buddy Holly
    Reel Big Fish - Beer

    Any song covered by Reel Big Fish, including Take On Me and Hungry Like The Wolf.

    Fuck yeah. I'd put "My Girl" by Weezer on there definitely. How about "Freedom" by RATM? That song kicked fucking ass!

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    DynagripDynagrip Break me a million hearts HoustonRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited October 2006
    Beck - Loser could probably go on there.

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    PussumPussum Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Filter- Jurasitol

    Staind- Mudshovel

    Couple of heavy hitters I forgot about.

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    SpackleSpackle Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Throw NIN's Closer on there as well and Green Day's When I Come Around

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    HaphazardHaphazard Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Rascal King or The Impression I get
    Foo Fighters - Everlong
    Monster Magnet - Space Lord
    Veruca Salt - Seether

    Just some random great songs from the 90s.
    :P

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    SithDrummerSithDrummer Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Some stuff from the Goo Goo Dolls needs mentioning: perhaps Name, Iris, Black Balloon, or Slide.

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    PussumPussum Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    crannberries? Yes/No?

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    JinniganJinnigan Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Godsmack? Disturbed?

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    Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Pussum wrote:
    crannberries? Yes/No?
    I'd say yes, if for nothing else but nostalgia.

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    JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Taking this as "music that seems to represent what was popular rock music in the 90s," I'd change Green Day to Basketcase, myself. Also - Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind.

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    EmperorSethEmperorSeth Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Let's face it, Alanis Morisette couldn't be escaped in the 90s. At least one album probably fits in here.

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    thepassengerthepassenger Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Needs some Elastica and Garbage, maybe some Breeders as well.

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    strakha_7strakha_7 Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Uh:

    Oasis.

    Don't Look Back In Anger, Live Forever, Champagne Supernova, Acquiese, Morning Glory, Whatever, Columbia...

    You cannot talk about the 90s without a song by Oasis. Even if it ends up being Wonderwall, one of theirs is a must.

    Something by the Verve. I suggest Catching the Butterfly.

    Our Lady Peace: Naveed, Hope, Julia, Automatic Flowers... Anything from the first two discs (Naveed and Clumsy)

    Some Smashing PUmpkins.

    And much as I hate to admit it: that annoying Titanic song by Celine. I don't like it, but it dwarfed anything else the year it came out.

    edit: Pumpkins are already accounted for, good. I also second the Cranberries. Also: The Proclaimers 500 Miles (though it's technically form the 80s), Spirit of the West's Home for a Rest and finally: Supergrass - Allright. Nothing but good times.



    edit2: Massive Attack?

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    TiemlerTiemler Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    My personal picks from some of the bands listed in the OP...

    Sound Garden - Blow Up The Outside World
    Radiohead - Karma Police
    Alice in Chains - Heaven Beside You
    NIN - Closer
    Green Day - Geek Stink Breath
    Smashing Pumpkins- 1979
    Rage Against the Machine- Bulls On Parade
    Nirvana- Breed
    White Zombie- More Human Than Human
    Gravity Kills- Guilty

    And some suggestions of my own...

    The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
    Oasis - Supersonic
    Elastica - Never Here
    Stone Roses - Love Spreads
    Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
    Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin'
    The Presidents - Boll Weevil
    Weezer - Say It Ain't So
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    You cannot talk about the 90s without a song by Oasis. Even if it ends up being Wonderwall, one of theirs is a must.

    Agreed. I'd pick a track from Definitely Maybe, though. Their best album, and about a year ago British music fans voted it the best album of the last century in a poll conducted by NME or one of those mags.

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    TacoManTacoMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    The Wallflowers - "One Headlight" is great for the road

    Presidents of the USA - "Lump," "Peaches," and my personal fav, "Kitty"

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Bad Hair Day. Yeah, I went there.

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    TacoManTacoMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Fencingsax wrote:
    Bad Hair Day. Yeah, I went there.

    ROFL, I was thinking of putting that up, but I feared being labeled too White N' Nerdy.

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    Big DookieBig Dookie Smells great! Houston, TXRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Tiemler wrote:
    And some suggestions of my own...

    The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
    Oasis - Supersonic
    Elastica - Never Here
    Stone Roses - Love Spreads
    Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
    Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin'
    The Presidents - Boll Weevil
    Weezer - Say It Ain't So
    :^: :^:

    Excellent suggestions. Especially The Toadies. They are about as "90s" as you can get. Oasis is good too, even if you don't care for them, just because they were such a huge force back then.

    I'll second PotUSA as well, as they go along very well with The Toadies. Man, remembering all these bands and songs is really taking me back. I may have to make a 90s mix of my own.

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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    edited October 2006
    TacoMan wrote:
    Fencingsax wrote:
    Bad Hair Day. Yeah, I went there.

    ROFL, I was thinking of putting that up, but I feared being labeled too White N' Nerdy.

    You mean Everything you know is Wrong?

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    strakha_7strakha_7 Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Big Dookie wrote:
    Tiemler wrote:
    And some suggestions of my own...

    The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
    Oasis - Supersonic
    Elastica - Never Here
    Stone Roses - Love Spreads
    Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song
    Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealin'
    The Presidents - Boll Weevil
    Weezer - Say It Ain't So
    :^: :^:

    Excellent suggestions. Especially The Toadies. They are about as "90s" as you can get. Oasis is good too, even if you don't care for them, just because they were such a huge force back then.

    I'll second PotUSA as well, as they go along very well with The Toadies. Man, remembering all these bands and songs is really taking me back. I may have to make a 90s mix of my own.

    Secondingg Love Spreads. How I forgot the Roses I'll never know :(

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    PussumPussum Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Something from live i think could fit in there as well. Lightning crashes.

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    TacoManTacoMan Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Fencingsax wrote:
    TacoMan wrote:
    Fencingsax wrote:
    Bad Hair Day. Yeah, I went there.

    ROFL, I was thinking of putting that up, but I feared being labeled too White N' Nerdy.

    You mean Everything you know is Wrong?

    Man, "since you been gone," I've Wiki'd Bad Hair Day twice now!

    (I still love the acapella on that one to this day)

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Richy wrote:
    Offspring - Self Esteem

    I'd go with "Gotta Get Away" myself.

    Also, while I was only skimming, I see no mention of Sponge. Either "Wax Ecstatic" or "Plowed" should be on there. I prefer the latter.

    Other than that this has been an enjoyable trip down memory lane...I may have to buid myself a '90's playlist this evening.

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    AnakinOUAnakinOU Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    No Dr. Dre? No Snoop?

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    BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Nuttin' but a G Thang

    edit: Damnit Anakin

    Also (you might not want to put these to CD)
    Ricky Martin - La Vida Loca
    MC Hammer - Can't Touch This
    Britney Spears - Oops I did it again

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    PussumPussum Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    Here is how it is looking so far. Pretty solid so far if I do say so myself.

    Sound Garden - Rusty Cage
    Radiohead- Creep
    Alice in Chains- Jar of flies
    NIN- Burn
    RHCP- My Friends
    Green Day- Brainstew/Jaded
    Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet with Butterfly Wings
    Korn- Blind
    Rage Against the Machine- Rodeo
    Nirvana- Dumb
    Third Eye Blind- Jumper
    White Zombie- Thunderkiss '69
    Gravity Kills- Down
    Pantera- Cemetary Gates
    KMFDM- Meglomaniac
    Stone Temple Pilots - Wicked Garden
    No Doubt- Just a Girl
    Weezer- Undone
    The Offspring - Youth Nitro
    Blink 182 - Blood and M/M's
    Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Rascal King
    Veruca Salt - Seether
    Alanis Morissette- You Oughta Know
    Oasis- Champagne Supernova
    The Toadies - Possum Kingdom
    MC Hammer - Can't Touch This
    King Missle- Detachable Penis
    Incubus- New Skin

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    SliverSliver Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    I have to second Pearl Jam. Especially Do The Evolution and Wishlist.

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    mcdermottmcdermott Registered User regular
    edited October 2006
    AnakinOU wrote:
    No Dr. Dre? No Snoop?

    Fuck, if we're including rap you also need some Cube, Pac, and B.I.G.

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