20 forgotten songs (from the 90's)
you back to a different time and place. I got the idea to
compile a list of songs from the 90's that have kind of
been lost over the years. I hope some of these songs will
take you back down memory lane.
Alternative pop/rock quintet Dig formed in Los Angeles in early 1991, with vocalist/guitarist Scott Hackwith (a producer who worked for the Ramones), guitarist Dix Denney (ex-Weirdos and Thelonious Monster), guitarist Jon Morris, bassist Phil Friedmann, and drummer Matt Tecu. After gaining a following around the area and releasing the Runt EP in 1992, the group signed to Radioactive/MCA late that year and released their self-titled debut album in 1993. The single "Believe" spent almost three months in
had a voice in '90s post-punk,
Mazzy Star may have been its strongest reincarnation. That doesn't
necessarily mean that fans of the Jefferson Airplane and the
Folk Implosion- Natural One
Barlow's prodigious creative energy has manifested itself in 20 albums. From an early gig playing bass in Dinosaur
Soul Asylum- Somebody To Shove
Asylum are the
quintessential little band that could; it only took ten years to turn them
from a teenage garage band into multi-platinum-selling rock stars. Guitarist
Dan Murphy, bassist
Karl Mueller, and
Dave Pirner formed
in 1981 as Loud Fast Rules in Minneapolis, MN. When the shambolic,
no-longer-teenage band burst onto the scene in 1984,
Soul Asylum had
Grant Young on drums
to rhythm guitar and vocals for the loud and fast Twin Tone album Say What
You Will, Clarence...Karl Sold the Truck.
Luscious Jackson- Naked Eye
With their dark hip-hop-influenced alternative
Head Todd & The Monsters-
During the late '80s and early '90s, Big Head Todd & the Monsters (the Colorado-based trio of guitarist/keyboard player Todd Park Mohr, bassist Rob Squires, and drummer Brian Nevin) built their audience through constant touring, playing college towns across the country. With these tours, they built a solid fan base before they had even signed to a major label. Although they have released several records, they haven't been able to completely transfer the live appeal of their laid-back, slightly jazzy, blues-based pop to tape. Nevertheless, each of their records contains many fine moments, and 1993's Sister Sweetly, which went gold and stayed in the charts over a year, showed that they were continuing to improve their songwriting as well as their playing.
Mad Season- River Of Deceit
Quite a few side projects containing members of renowned Seattle-based rock bands appeared through the '90s. Most failed to expand past a small cult following comprised mainly of fans of their main bands (Brad, the Rockfords, Three Fish, Tuatara, etc.), but there were a few exceptions to rule, especially Temple of the Dog and Mad Season. The latter outfit included members of Alice in Chains (vocalist Layne Staley), Pearl Jam (guitarist Mike McCready), and the Screaming Trees (drummer Barrett Martin), as well as the only non-Seattle based musician, bassist John Baker Saunders (who previously played with such blues artists as Hubert Sumlin and the Lamont Cranston Band, among others).