Auralchromography 006 09.06.2014
BACK TO SCHOOL
THE 90’s: THE LAST DAYS OF COLOR
OUR CARDIGANS WERE OUR ARMOR
There was a brief little window of time, when I started listening to anything like “decent” music but had not yet descended into the miasma of goth and punk music that would completely overtake things for quite some time and after which would alter my worldview completely. This was the 90’s. When it was suddenly okay to be weird. Where any character on TV could be identified as “grunge” by wearing a plaid shirt around their waist or wearing a dingy cardigan. We all had these. Don’t kid yourself. Everyones experience of the 90’s was different but certain things brought everyone together. It was truly a magical time. There are lots of 90’s compilations, some of the best ones are probably the ones that were coming out at the time, and those movie soundtracks, benefit albums and mixes of new artists probably best showcase the spirit of the time. This is really more about *my* experience and I think that is the real story here. We were all trapped in our own little worlds and we all talked to each other through open windows like neighbors. We were all individuals together.
In our own little worlds, we borrowed a piece from each to make our own. Every song here I owe to the touch of someone in my orbit.
I would borrow everyones CD’s and make my own mixes from their albums if I didn’t copy them outright.
01 My So-Called Life Theme (edit.) 02 Belly | Gipetto 03 Smashing Pumpkins | The Killer In You 04 The Breeders | Cannonball 05 R.E.M. | What’s the Frequency, Kenneth 06 Bjork | Bachelorette 07 Depeche Mode | I Feel You 08 Veruca Salt | Seether 09 The Posies | Flavor of the Month 10 The Muffs | What You’ve Done 11 Sunny Day Real Estate | Grendel 12 Radiohead | Talk Show Host13 U2 | Some Days Are Better Than Others14 Pearl Jam | Evenflow 15 Nirvana | Come As You Are 16 The Cure | Cut 17 Alice In Chains | Flood 18 Hole | Miss World 19 Helmet | Unsung 20 The Sundays | Don’t Tell Your Mother 21 Elastica | Stutter 22 Stone Temple Pilots | Interstate Love Song (acoustic) 23 R.E.M. | Everybody Hurts 24 Mazzy Star | Fade Into You 25 10,000 Maniacs | Stockton Gala Days