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Ten Favorite Songs of 1991 (x 2)

1991.  The year everything changed.  The year I graduated from high school.  The year I moved from Connecticut to Virginia.  The year I started college.  The year I turned 18. The year I went to my first rock concert (Fishbone, with Primus opening).  The year of Out of Time and Nevermind, and suddenly music that had been relegated as “college rock” and “alternative” was everywhere.

I’m going to get a little crazy and list 20 great songs from 1991.  And if you find that indulgent, well, I could probably list more.

Clare’s Scarf  - John & Mary

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Crazy – Seal

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Dónal agus Mórag -  Altan

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Everybody Plays the Fool - Aaron Neville

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Fight The Youth - Fishbone

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Gett Off  - Prince

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Groovy Train - The Farm

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Gypsy Woman -  Crystal Waters

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In Bloom - Nirvana

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Justified and Ancient (Stand by the JAMS) - The KLF featuring Tammy Wynette

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Kill Your Television – Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

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Kiss Them For Me - Siouxsie and the Banshees

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Move Any Mountain - The Shamen

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Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine

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A Roller Skating Jam Named “Saturdays” - De La Soul

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Sax and Violins - Talking Heads

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3 Strange Days – School Of Fish

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Until The End Of The World - U2

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Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn

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Wicked Game – Chris Isaak

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And a handful of shameful, guilty pleasures from 1991:

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It Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over - Lenny Kravitz

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I Touch Myself - Divinyls

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Life Is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

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Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones

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Sadeness (Part I) – Enigma

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Unbelievable - EMF

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Are there any songs left?  Let me know in the comments.

Favorite Songs of 1978

The project continues with my favorite songs of 1978.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty

Bongo Man - Jimmy Cliff

Ever Fallen in Love - The Buzzcocks

(I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea - Elvis Costello & The Attractions

I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones

Mirage - Siouxsie & The Banshees

Take Me I’m Yours -  Squeeze

Take Me To The River - Talking Heads

Rock Lobster - The B-52′s

The Robots -  Kraftwerk

And my song of shame for 1978 is Old Time Rock and Roll – Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

What are your favorite songs from 1978?  Let me know in the comments!

Favorite Songs Of 1977

The project continues with my favorite songs of 1977.  Read the first post for the detail on this project.

I’m now getting to the point where I’m having to make tough choices about what makes the top ten instead of trying to find songs to pad out the list.  1977-82 is a period of great music making, in my opinion.

Action Time Vision - ATV

Another Girl, Another Planet - The Only Ones

Chinese Rocks - Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers

Don’t Worry About The Government - Talking Heads

(Get A) Grip (On Yourself) – Stranglers

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop

One Love/People Get Ready - Bob Marley

Sheena Is A Punk Rocker - The Ramones

Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel

Turn the World Around - Harry Belafonte

And my song of shame for 1977 is Jet Airliner by Steve Miller Band

What are your favorite songs from 1977?  Let me know in the comments!

Movie Review: Stop Making Sense

Title: Stop Making Sense
Release Date: 1984
Director: Jonathan Demme
Production Co: Music Television (MTV)
Country: United States
Language: English
Genre: Documentary / Concert
Rating: *****

Review: So it’s shameful to admit, but I’ve never watched this before. Oh, I’ve seen it because it aired constantly on cable television when I was a child so I saw many sections, but never sat down and watched it end to end.  I’m happy to say that it lives up to its reputation as one of the all-time best concert films and the music holds up as well too.  It’s interesting to see Talking Heads so young, so geeky, somewhat awkward yet planning everything out so thoroughly.  I can imagine in 1984 that some glam metal band would be good at making a grand concert spectacle but David Byrne knew what not only how to make a great concert but what would make for a great film as well.  The addition of members of the bands and the stage crew playing a visible role in setting up the stage is inspired.  I also liked the transition of the band to the Tom Tom Club for “Genius of Love.”  This is a great movie.  I should have watched it sooner.

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