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Fri Apr 18, 2014, 08:46 AM

 

I didn't really like Nirvarna or Pearl Jam

in the 90s.

Still don't see the big deal about Nirvarna (I can take it or leave it), but the "oldies" format on terrestrial radio now includes 90s music and they play Pearl Jam a lot.

I kinda dig it. They were very talented.

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Reply I didn't really like Nirvarna or Pearl Jam (Original post)
RandoLoodie Apr 2014 OP
KurtNYC Apr 2014 #1
Coventina Apr 2014 #3
lovemydog Apr 2014 #31
brooklynboy49 Apr 2014 #2
RiffRandell Apr 2014 #22
laundry_queen May 2014 #37
Coventina Apr 2014 #4
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #5
Coventina Apr 2014 #7
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #8
Coventina Apr 2014 #9
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #11
Coventina Apr 2014 #14
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #17
Coventina Apr 2014 #18
RiffRandell Apr 2014 #21
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #12
Coventina Apr 2014 #15
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #16
Rob H. Apr 2014 #23
progressoid Apr 2014 #29
Arugula Latte Apr 2014 #30
KamaAina Apr 2014 #6
Skittles Apr 2014 #10
libodem Apr 2014 #13
Ahpook Apr 2014 #19
Boom Sound 416 Apr 2014 #20
Rob H. Apr 2014 #24
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2014 #28
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2014 #25
fizzgig Apr 2014 #26
Manifestor_of_Light Apr 2014 #27
Jenoch May 2014 #32
OriginalGeek May 2014 #33
Jenoch May 2014 #36
Iggo May 2014 #34
Vashta Nerada May 2014 #35
laundry_queen May 2014 #38
Archae May 2014 #39
Populist_Prole May 2014 #40
Mike Daniels May 2014 #41
Blue_Tires May 2014 #42
Phentex May 2014 #43

Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 09:05 AM

1. Misunderstood Pearl Jam: "...terrible spoken glass bidet..." n/t

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 10:16 AM

3. Sara Lee smoked ham.....

Last edited Fri Apr 18, 2014, 01:30 PM - Edit history (1)



On edit: duh, spelling error ruined joke. Fixed.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 05:17 PM

31. ... in class today

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 10:13 AM

2. I feel the opposite

 

Nirvana's output may have not been as prolific as Pearl Jam's, but I've always felt that Nevermind was the best mainstream album of the '90s. Never much cared for Pearl Jam, still don't, doubt I ever will.

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Response to brooklynboy49 (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 09:28 PM

22. Me too.

My boyfriend at the time heard Smells Like Teen Spirit on a college station, came over to my place and said I heard this really cool band.

Bought the CD about 6 months before they became huge.

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Response to brooklynboy49 (Reply #2)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:20 AM

37. Same.

Except I do LIKE Pearl Jam...I just like a lot of other bands more. But I was absolutely enamored with Nirvana right from the start and it hasn't faded. Even my teenage kids love Nevermind. We all still listen to Nirvana a lot.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 10:17 AM

4. MHO: Nirvana was OK. Always loathed Pearl Jam.

I was never a fan of grunge, period.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:41 AM

5. Me neither, and I'm an old Gen Xer so that should be my demo.

 

Although I have to say my kids like Nirvana and I've come to appreciate them a bit more than I did originally. But to me, a little grunge goes a very long way.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 02:40 PM

7. As am I (an old Gen Xer)

I was in college when grunge became popular, and quite frankly, I didn't get it.

I'm more of a punk/new-waver girl:

XTC
REM
U2
B-52's
The Cure
Depeche Mode
Go-Go's
Madness
Smiths

Going to see the Pet Shop Boys tonight!!! Very excited!!!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 02:50 PM

8. Hell yes! LOVE those bands.

 



Also: Echo & the Bunnymen, Stone Roses, House of Love, The Church, Chameleons, The Feelies, The English Beat, Jesus & Mary Chain,
(old) INXS (like Shabooh Shoobah era), Joy Division, James, Lloyd Cole, New Order, The Ocean Blue, Violent Femmes, etc.

New stuff I like includes Editors, Doves, Franz Ferdinand, etc.

Have fun at Pet Shop Boys!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 03:16 PM

9. A fellow Echo & the Bunnymen fan!!!!



I don't find many of those!!!

Love most of the rest of your list as well, especially Jesus & Mary Chain, INXS, New Order, and Violent Femmes.

I'm not familiar with Editors or Doves but I LOVE Franz Ferdinand!!!

I also like Mumford & Sons, for a more "recent" band.

Thanks, I'm super excited about Pet Shop Boys because they're one of the few bands from my favorites that I've never seen.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 04:33 PM

11. Yes. Love Echo. Saw 'em in '87 w/ New Order and wish I could go back in time.

 

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That was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. They are touring this summer, but don't know if I want to catch them 30 years later (think I'd rather keep the memories of a young Ian McCulloch). They were an incredible band that never got the respect it deserved, probably because of the name.

Editors are definitely infuenced heavily by Echo & the Bunnymen.





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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 06:10 PM

14. I saw that tour as well!

It was the first time I saw Echo & the Bunnymen and the only time I ever got to see New Order.

I ended up seeing E&tB a bunch of times after that, as they came through Phoenix and Tucson multiple times on what turned out to be their final tour (before Pete de Freitas died).

Got to shake Mac's hand after a show in Tucson (ice cold and he was blind, stinkin' drunk), and played hackey sack with Will Sergeant after one of the Phoenix shows.

Ah, my youth.....I don't have the patience to hang out for hours waiting for performers anymore.

Plus, I'm less star-struck.

I'm jealous of your Franz Ferdinand tickets!!

If they've ever come through Phoenix I didn't know about it.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 06:21 PM

17. That's so cool. I'm envious of your Bunnymen interactions.

 

It's kind of weird because FF is going to Boise on this tour, but not Phoenix.

Looks like Englewood, CO and Los Angeles are as close as they're getting to Arizona.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 06:45 PM

18. Figures. Lots of acts don't come here. We have a bad reputation.

Between John McCain, Sheriff Joe, and SB1070 lots of acts think we're nothing but a hotbed of intolerance.

*sigh*



Well, now that we've hijacked this thread - I actually have to go get ready!!!!

I'll be back tomorrow to post about it!!!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 09:25 PM

21. Loved them, but never saw them live.

Ramones several times, and got backstage.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 04:35 PM

12. Also, I've got tickets to see Franz Ferdinand!

 

I'll probably be the oldest one there.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 06:11 PM

15. You might be surprised! Ran into a guy well into his 70s at a Go-Go's show once.

And he had just recently become a fan!!

(This was about 6 or 7 years ago now).

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Response to Coventina (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 06:15 PM

16. Ha ha, that's great.

 

I love finding new music. Yay, Internet!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 11:32 PM

23. Given your musical tastes (mine are similar to yours, fwiw)

you'd probably like Editors. I first saw them on Letterman performing this ridiculously catchy song and thought, "Wow, these guys are fantastic!" I bought their debut CD, The Back Room, that night from Amazon and was not at all disappointed.

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #23)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 03:11 AM

29. Cool.

Definitely an Echo and the Bunnymen feel.

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 30, 2014, 05:07 PM

30. I was obsessed with this song for awhile:

 

I LOVE it when he sings "IT KICKS LIKE A SLEEP TWITCH!"

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 12:17 PM

6. Eddie Vedder is a surfer dude who, naturally, frequents Hawai'i

 

so here's Pearl Jam covering a popular island tune, Bruddah IZ's (you know, the Somewhere Over The Rainbow guy) "Hawai'i '78".

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 04:17 PM

10. I did not care for them either, but I recognize they were talented

yup

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 04:37 PM

13. I'm an old fart

And I really liked the alternative rock music of the 90's. I have a Nirvana cd in my car as we speak.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 08:55 PM

19. Nirvana didn't age well for me

Pearl Jam is probably in the disc changer



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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 09:11 PM

20. 'Ten' was zeppelin status

 

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:21 AM

24. I probably would've liked Nirvana

if "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hadn't been played seemingly every other song on the radio after it came out. That's a sure-fire way to make me hate a band no matter how good their music might be. I feel the same way about Pink Floyd and The Who because a friend of mine listened to them CONSTANTLY when we hung out and wouldn't listen to anything else.

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Response to Rob H. (Reply #24)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:32 AM

28. Yep that is why I hated Pink Floyd.

They were talented. I could tell that. I just got sick of hearing Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall ALL THE TIME in the 70s.

Oh and I never liked Led Zep. Too much screaming and too much distortion.

I liked the Who because the bass player John held the chaos together and they had a bad attitude and smashed their instruments.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:26 AM

25. I had friends at the time that called them "Pearl Scam"

I liked a lot of their stuff, though, and still do.

Nirvana, meh, I can take it or leave it alone. It was decent music, but I never understood all the Nirvana worship.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 12:42 AM

26. never could stomach pearl jam

and have come to feel that way about nirvana. the only time i can really stand them is when they're covering someone else's work.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Sat Apr 19, 2014, 01:30 AM

27. I don't think I got any of the bands in the 90s. I am just too old.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 12:31 AM

32. Until I read this thread I would not have been able to name a single song from either band.

 

However my father has an Arizona snowbird buddy who is Jeff Ament's father.
(Jeff Ament is the bass player for Pearl Jam). Jeff buys his dad a new Cadillac every couple of years.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #32)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:01 AM

33. Well I'm still not a PJ fan

but I think now I may be a Jeff fan.

I always thought those grunge bands had talent but I just never liked the music. As much as I always say I like at least something from every kind of music there is, the exceptions are grunge and nu-metal. And boy bands. Although that Justin Timberlake kid is pretty cool.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #33)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:19 AM

36. Jeff's dad never earned much money in Havre.

 

He was a barber, school bus driver, and was the mayor. I've met him several times and he seems like every other old man I have met.

That being said, I have come to the conclusion that a male who is an asshole at 15 is usually an asshole at age 65.

I ran into a couple of seniors at my dad's trailer park in Arizona who were close to getting into a fist fight. It ended when one of the old geezers said "I'll be out of jail before you're out of intensive care".

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:02 AM

34. I didn't like Nirvana until I saw Unplugged.

Then I was like, "Oh."

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 01:13 AM

35. The only song I like by Nirvana is "Smells Like Teen Spirit".

 

Everything else...meh. I don't really like Kurt Cobain's singing voice.

Now Pearl Jam, I really like them. Their best song, IMO, is "Black". Their rendition of "Last Kiss" was great and I also like "Evenflow".

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Response to Vashta Nerada (Reply #35)

Thu May 1, 2014, 02:50 AM

38. Evenflow is my favorite PJ song

I got really sick of "Jeremy" - seemed like that's the only video that ever played at the time (LOL back when music video channels actually played music videos). I did like the video though, but the song wore on me. I like "Alive" too.

First time I heard "Smells Like Teen Spirit" I had a revelation that THIS was the music I had been waiting for my whole life. I bought the album the next day. I eventually bought all of them, except the live ones. I think my favorite Nirvana song is "Lounge Act". "Smells like Teen Spirit", though, was my first love, lol.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 03:13 AM

39. Nirvana sucked. Always dd.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 12:36 PM

40. Yeah, I just never got into the Alternative bands no matter how hard I tried

Most, to my ear just sounded like softer, more vapid or polished punk.

I really did like Green Day and The Offspring though, and still do because of their loud bombastic sound and meaty guitars.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 04:14 PM

41. Never could relate to the general lyric tone of grunge

As someone who was recently out of college in the early 90's and whose employment and income levels at the time were on the lower end of things the blues motifs of "ain't got no job, money, woman" seemed to resonate more with me. It was around that time that every label started releasing box sets of their R&B/Blues material so it was easy to mine that particular genre for records.

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 07:19 PM

42. I was all Rap/R&B in that era, anyways...

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Response to RandoLoodie (Original post)

Thu May 1, 2014, 07:24 PM

43. I find them painful to listen to...

glad I don't hear them much anymore.

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