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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:31 PM
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Top 10 Rock Albums (IMO) from the late 80's-early 90's
In no particular order...and keep in mind these aren't the "most influential" or "most inspiring" but ones I just fucking liked, and never get sick of...

Chances are, if you looked into my walkman at any given time during this period, you would have found one of these tapes inside, but so worn you wouldn't be able to make out the printing on the cassette...

Phish - Hoist
Camper van Beethoven - Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
Black Crowes - Amorica
Stone Temple Pilots - Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop
The Stone Roses
Phish - Picture of Nectar
Darkside - Melomania
Screaming Trees - Uncle Anesthesia
Janes Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
The Stone Roses - Turns to Stone

What's yours?
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KensPen Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:32 PM
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1. The Refreshments
fuzzy wuzzy, or whatever the hell that title is.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:35 PM
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2. 'Mats - Let It Be
Edited on Wed Apr-14-04 02:36 PM by lunabush
Feelies, Good Earth

I appreciate the CVB OBRS - won't see that on many lists!

err, late 80's - sorry about Let it Be - substitute Tim, then.
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Amerpie Donating Member (380 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:38 PM
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3. list
Joshua Tree - U2
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
Graceland - Paul Simon
Automatic for the People - REM
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:44 PM
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4. Imaginos, Blue Oyster Cult, for starters
Also:

School of Hard Knocks, Pat Travers
Blues Tracks, Pat Travers
Just a Touch, Pat Travers
Blues Magnet, Pat Travers (probably the best of the four)

My taste is narrow and I don't pretend otherwise :)
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 03:28 PM
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13. What!!!!!!!!????????? Imaginos sucked!!!!....
and I love BC. With all due respect, Club Ninja was better than that trash. Imaginos sounded like a warmed over Dio album. Pearlman should have kept that baby under wraps. Pat Travers was a good choice though.
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Commendatori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-04 09:49 AM
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15. It wasn't BOC's best, no, but
it was released in the late 80's and early 90's (I'm sort of constrained by the timeframe named). Subpar BOC is better than most other stuff, and Imaginos still had a few killer tracks ("Siege and Investiture..." for one).

Hell, I thought Aerosmith's "Get a Grip" was terrible, but it was still better than most of the garbage released during the time. It was a bad era for music, which is wht Pat Travers gets four albums on my list and no one else came to mind. Of course, my problem is that my musical taste got stuck in the 70's and remains there.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:45 PM
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5. How 'bout....
Edited on Wed Apr-14-04 02:46 PM by fudge stripe cookays
No particular order:

1. Ned's Atomic Dustbin- God Fodder
2. Syd Straw- Surprise
3. The Pursuit of Happiness- Love Junk
4. Shawn Colvin- Fat City
5. Freedy Johnston- Can You Fly?
6. American Music Club- Everclear (or San Francisco-I love them both!)
7. Fatima Mansions- Viva Dead Ponies
8. Posies- Frosting on the Beater
9. Lloyd Cole- Don't Get Weird on Me Babe
10. Fishbone- Truth and Soul

I like the 'Mats and CVB too; hard to decide.
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-04 10:02 AM
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16. NO WAY do you like Ned's?!?!?!?!?
They're from my home town and I've seen them play on MANY occasions.

In fact, Jonn Penney (the singer) ever came to see MY band play on a couple of occasions! WOOOOOOO!

GODDAMN IT, they had some tunes! They're doing some live gigs at Christmas too.

P.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-04 10:06 AM
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17. Really? So you're from Stourbridge?
That's so cool!

I saw them back in '91 (with Jesus Jones opening) and they were so amazing! Still have my shirt! I have all their albums. Miss them terribly. The Wonder Stuff too.

So are Ned's back playing together then? I know they had kind of splintered for awhile and were doing their own things. Any news?

FSC
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Pert_UK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-04 10:28 AM
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18. Wow! Indeed I am (and am here at the moment).....
I've just thrown away my knackered "Kill your television" T-shirt and also my Wonderstuff "Stourbridge" T-shirt.

I went out with Alex's (the Ned's bassist...one of them anyway) sister for about a week at school.

Ned's split and Jonn went to college to do media studies or something, after first trying his luck with another band (whose name I don't recall but who I saw once at JBs). However, Ned's did a one-off gig at Dudley castle a few years back, to celebrate an anniversary of the old JBs club where they used to play (and filmed the KYTV video)....and where my band played once too! Hoorah! Miles Hunt did an acoustic set. However, Ned's were missing at least one member...I think that Rat isn't with them any more and they had another guitarist.

Ned's seem to be doing reunion gigs every couple of years, one in London and one in the Midlands. The Wonderstuff did it a few years back too - I saw them at the Kentish Town Forum.

So......you don't mention PWEI, who form part of a set with the Ned's and the Stuffies - you like?
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-15-04 10:32 AM
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19. I like them, but....
Their stuff seemed a bit more repetitive to me. I have a copy of "This is the Day, This is the Hour, This is This," but some of it comes really close to dance mixes, which I can't stand.

But I saw an interview with two of the guys on MTV years ago--Clint and, I forget... (think I still have it) and they were pretty funny.

I loved their Midlands accents. At the time I'd never heard anything like it, used to watching too much Monty Python. I'd never heard anyone pronounce the band "Slyer" instead of Slayer before.
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:45 PM
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6. Toy Matinee - Toy Matinee; Mike Keneally - hat.
Both feature the late great Kevin Gilbert.
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:46 PM
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7. Best Albums from this era
Kyuss- Blues for the Red Sun
Jane's Addiction- Nothing's Shocking
Mudhoney - 1st LP
Black Flag- Who's Got the 10 1/2
Metallica- Master of Puppets
Lard- Last Temptation of Reid
Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique
Public Enemy- It takes a nation of Millions...
Nirvana- Nevermind
Sub-Pop 200

Too many more to count....
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:51 PM
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9. Damn...I missed so many good ones from your list....
PE - Nation of Millions
Janes Addiction - Nothing Shocking
Kyuss - Blues from the Red Sun

Interesting we both listed Master of Puppets.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 02:50 PM
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8. How late 80's? How early 90's?
like '85-'95?

Off the top of my head:
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
The Replacements - Let It Be
Buffalo Tom - Let Me Come Over
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing
U2 - The Joshua Tree / Achtung Baby (can't decide)
Metallica - Master of Puppets
The Cure - Disintegration
REM - Life's Rich Pageant
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 03:11 PM
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10. Good call on the Buffalo Tom...
I love "Mineral" and "Taillights Fade."
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 03:21 PM
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11. From your list I forgot Fishbone...
Truth and Soul is one monster of an album. Seriously, so many years later when I put that thing in the CD player I remain in complete and total awe of how one band could do all that. In a perfect world, that album would have been as big as Nevermind, if not bigger.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 03:24 PM
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12. Indubitably! n/t
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-14-04 03:37 PM
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14. Well Taverner....
Edited on Wed Apr-14-04 03:40 PM by foamdad
I'm gonna have to copy a couple of yours...

Phish - Picture of Nectar
Black Crowes - Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Soundgarden - BadMotorFinger
REM - Document (pre-suck album)
White Zombie - La Sexorcisto
They Might Be Giants - Lincoln
Camper Van Beethoven - Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (wore the cassette out from so much play)
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head (PB was better, but maybe a bit early)
Meat Puppets - Forbidden Places
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