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Stuck In The 90s

I may very well be stuck in the 90s. That’s where I first heard 75% of the musicians I still regularly listen to. So last week I was hanging with none other than THE Dylan Awesome from GAIN Music. Somehow we ended up listening to 90’s tunes and taking turns on Youtube trying to what only can be described as “Out 90ing” eachother.  Here’s a few tunes we played that day that you may have forgotten about.

Where’s My Self Control?

What a great pop song. It’s pretty much perfect in all aspects but for me I love when it’s over. Rather than dragging the song out repeating the chorus twice at the end like a lot of songs do, it sounds like Age Of Electric is about to start another verse. Then the song is over. Timing is everything…Or not.

Fade Away

Moist’s Silver came out right around the same time I started driving back and forth from Guelph and Bradford. One of my favourite driving CD’s for sure. What I really like about this song is the delivery. There is a certain desperation or panic behind every syllable. The video performance is amazing as well. Learn your craft, rock singers, delivery can make or break you. I feel the words because of the emotion put forth, behind the voice and the facial expressions. It makes me believe every word David Usher says. This can be essential for your audience to feel connected with you. To see this in action, check out Joshua Doherty (be ready for the 1:50 mark of the video) of Among Millions. They play every couple months in Guelph, I’ll make sure I give you lots of notice for their next show.

Left Behind In A Troubled Time

I remembering buying Scenery & Fish on impulse, because it was on the charts at Sunrise Records next to Alice In Chains Unplugged, which is the album I had gone in to the store to buy. It quickly became one of my favourite records. Somewhere along the line though, I lost the record. I forgot about it. Until the big breakup of 2006. I took all the money I intended on spending on my ex, it was her birthday shortly, to The Beat Goes On. It was the only time I’ve ever gone through the store A to Z and through the discount bin. I may have walked out with over 30 CDs. Scenery & Fish was $3. $3! I ran into THE Aaron Levy on my way home. We grabbed a few beers and went through the big bag of music. He liked my choices. I miss that guy! What a great music conversationalist.

Strong & Free
I just realized this whole list is made up of Canadian artists. Nice to remember the how good the pre-Nickel Back era of Canadian music was. Actually, if you live in the Guelph area, you should check out our homepage. Tonight’s shows are amazing and I’m still having a problem deciding which one I’m going to go to. What a great problem to have!

What are your favourite 90’s tunes? I need more nostalgia!

  • Comment by Steve on February 2, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    The Age of Electric mention reminded me of how much I like this Limblifter tune.
    Screwed It UP:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjhiLa_Evps

    And here’s a completely unrelated song that always makes me think 90’s. I remember training my little brother in the ways of good music and being surprised that he liked this one right away.
    Gandharvas – Downtime
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOKnFQfS7yE

    Thanks for the memories. I think I know where the rest of this night just went.

  • Comment by Kelly on February 2, 2012 @ 8:42 pm
  • Comment by Rob on February 2, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

    One of my 90’s gems (maybe early 2000’s…) is Ariel vs Lotus by Limblifter.

    http://youtu.be/IOrP4JOBEcY

  • Comment by Steve on February 5, 2012 @ 3:03 pm

    Don’t ask me how I forgot this one the other night. Loved it when it came out, still a gooder to this day.
    Everclear – Santa Monica
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW6E_TNgCsY

  • Comment by Steve on February 5, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

    And yes, I realize I sort of strayed from the Canadian theme with that one, but good songs are good songs. I also love this one, also not Canadian. For a while it was my favourite song, battling with Electric Avenue over who would win my heart.
    Collective Soul – Shine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m0bI82Rz_k

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