Tue, 10 May 2022
Part 1 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey about our favorite music of 1991.
- In '91, Phil graduated from college; Jay worked at the Peabody Times newspaper
- A big year for rock, although a lot of the impact wasn't felt until the following year
- Seeds for alt-rock explosion had been sown in the previous few years
- Still a lot of classic rock, hair metal and pop on the charts
- Freddie Mercury died, Lollapallooza tour started
- Bryan Adams was in full balladeer mode
- The evolution of Marky Mark
- Clapton still sucks
- Neither of us was a fan of the Use Your Illusion albums
- Albums were way too long in the CD era
- Phil's non-top 5 albums: Temple of the Dog, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr., Pixies, A Tribe Called Quest, My Bloody Valentine, Tragically Hip, Neil Young, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Jay's non-top 5s: Elvis Costello, Nation of Ulysses, Fishbone
- Rockit Records, R.I.P.
- To be continued
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