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Weekly episodes digging up lost and forgotten 90s rock — in-depth album reviews, roundtable discussions, and artist interviews that reveal the unique story of the 90s.

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Weekly episodes digging up lost and forgotten 90s rock — in-depth album reviews, roundtable discussions, and artist interviews that reveal the unique story of the 90s.

    Hole - Live Through This | Album Review

    Hole - Live Through This | Album Review

    Released in the shadow of her husband's death, Courtney Love and Hole delivered their sophomore album Live Through This in a tsunami of emotional turmoil. Propelled by three hit singles, the album would launch Love into stardom and influence a generation of visceral, outspoken musicians that took inspiration from songs about motherhood, abuse, postpartum depression, and other topics not found on Billboard 200 charting albums. In looking back almost thirty years, the layers of musicianship that might have been glossed over by the larger moment are revealed. Guitarist Eric Erlandson's shifts between vitriolic riffing and crunchy leads to subtle and understated without missing a beat. Speaking of beats, drummer Patty Schemel shines, adding controlled bombast that, paired with bassist Kristen Pfaff, gives the album a tightness without feeling stale or rote.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - Miss World
    23:54 - Violet
    36:38 - Credit in the Straight World
    40:00 - Rock Star
    Outro - Doll Parts
     
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    • 54 min
    Wünderband by Wünderband | Album Review

    Wünderband by Wünderband | Album Review

    We've revisited plenty of albums released on major and independent labels from the 90s, but digging into self-released albums isn't something we've explored much - until now! Take New York City's Wünderband, who self-released their self-titled album in 1997. On the opening track, the band make their sound clear - punchy, catchy power-pop with some twists and turns. From the opening Aimee Mann call-out track "Yes Yes Hey Hey" to the Jellyfish inflected "I Don't Mind," the band sounds right at home alongside fellow 90s three-and-a-half-minute power pop magicians like Fountains of Wayne, Sloan, or The Figgs.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - Pinup
    13:18 - Yes Yes Hey Hey
    21:30 - Mayqueen
    25:26 - I Don't Mind
    35:46 - Circle and Fall
    Outro - Another Guy
     
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    • 55 min
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger | Album Review

    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger | Album Review

    Badmotorfinger sits in the middle of the Soundgarden discography at an interesting crossroads. With new bass player Ben Shepherd on board, the band expanded upon their Black Sabbath meets Black Flag twist on metal with precision riffs and rhythms that integrate odd time signatures and alternate guitar tunings. While other bands were relegated to in-the-know hardcore fandom, thanks to the once-in-a-generation vocals of Chris Cornell, Soundgarden began their ascent as a commercial entity on MTV and mainstream radio.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - Outshined
    4:39 - Birth Ritual
    29:01 - Jesus Christ Pose
    36:05 - Somewhere
    45:18 - Mind Riot
    50:39 - Room A Thousand Years Wide
    Outro - Rusty Cage
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Albums of 1993 | Roundtable

    Albums of 1993 | Roundtable

    By 1993, it was an alternative world, from MTV to mainstream radio. The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Counting Crows, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, Tool, and many more became household names with million selling albums while college radio and indie labels saw bands take off unexpectedly, with hits from The Breeders, The Lemonheads, Mazzy Star, Juliana Hatfield, Letters to Cleo, Ween, and many more. While pop music maintained its position with the likes of Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, and Duran Duran scoring hits, hip-hop was also ascendant with landmark albums from A Tribe Called Quest, Snoop Doggy Dogg, The Wu-Tang Clan, and more. We dive into it all, talking about records that have stood the test of time and those that haven't, albums overlooked upon their release and those best left to the dustbin of history.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - 1993 Medley (Lemon by U2, Animal Nitrate by Suede, Fade Into You by Mazzy Star, 20th Century by Brad, Give Back The Key To My Heart by Uncle Tupelo)
    Outro - I Feel You by Depeche Mode
     
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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Limblifter - Limblifter | Album Review

    Limblifter - Limblifter | Album Review

    Taking time off from The Age of Electric, Ian Summers (bass) joined the Dahle Brothers (Ryan on vocals, guitars and keys, Kurt on drums and vocals) for Limblifter in 1996. Those familiar with TAOE will recognize the sharp songwriting and guitar pop sensibilities, as the band effortlessly blasts out three-minute, radio-ready tunes like "Vicious" and "Tinfoil." Their sensibilities are definitely on the pop side, but the choruses aren't necessarily syrupy blandness. If anything, the band could have turned up the melodic hooks a bit more for our tastes.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - Vicious
    1:15 - First impression of Sideways Skull by The Hold Steady
    20:04 - Opiñata
    27:50 - Round The "2"
    35:14 - Do I Feel Involved?
    Outro -Screwed It Up
     
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    • 53 min
    Carcass - Heartwork | Album Review

    Carcass - Heartwork | Album Review

    Heavy but melodic guitar riffs, intricate beats that switch between a Pantera groove and extreme metal blast beats, and otherworldly vocals are the cornerstones of Heartwork, the fourth studio album by English band Carcass. Expanding upon their earlier grindcore approach, Heartwork is a journey that grabs you by the (shredded) throat and won't let go for nearly forty-two minutes. From the NWOBHM styled "This Mortal Coil" to the ferocious hardcore stomp of "Carnal Forge," the band never lets up. In addition to tackling this classic of the genre, we also check out the YouTube video by Steve Welch, "If Guns N' Roses 'Appetite For Destruction' was written by 12 different bands" to find out how Steve did turning G N' R songs into tracks by Oasis, W.A.S.P., Danzig and more.
     
    Songs In This Episode:
    Intro - Carnal Forge
    2:22 - If Guns N' Roses 'Appetite For Destruction' was written by 12 different bands - by Steve Welch
    18:55 - Buried Dreams
    22:37 - This Mortal Coil
    27:27 - Heartwork
    35:07 - Doctrinal Expletives
    Outro - Embodiment
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

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120 Ratings

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Worth every minute for a 90s alternative rock fan!

Only here would you be able to hear folk discuss some 90’s alternative rock music that you may or may not have heard of. Sure, anyone can talk about Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana… but it’s definitely more fun to discover artists that may have been lost in the fray of their peers success. I have found that a lot of these underrated albums definitely deserve more attention (and maybe a little bit of your hard earned money), Tim and J definitely shine a light on these and many others.

natescottsmith ,

Solid 90’s Music Podcast!

Wow, finally a podcast that allows me to nerd out on some obscure (and popular) 90’s bands and albums. Tim and J are fantastic hosts and the discord is super active. Can’t believe I’ve only just heard of this podcast! Loving it guys!

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