Saturday, September 24, 2011
20 years ago today Nevermind came out. 20 Fucking Years!
i was 13 years old in 8th grade listening to Guns N' Roses and Bell Biv Devoe and then Nevermind came out and it may be cliched as fucking hell but it definitely changed everything after that. it's weird to actually notice a cultural shift but being from a boring nowhere place like Augusta, GA listening to Nirvana (and later Sonic Youth) was a FUCKING HUGE way to separate myself from most of the redneck, jock, asshole kids i went to school with. they weren't just a band. not to me. not to lots of kids like me.
Nevermind is an album that never gets played in my home, my car, on my ipod. it's easily my least favorite of Nirvana's 3 studio albums. it's too slick. too polished. too overplayed. too fucking big. but i will still always love it...even if i never listen to another note ever again. so thanks for existing Nevermind. happy fucking birthday. and just think...that naked baby can probably fucking drink now.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
REM called it a career today. as an Athenian it makes me kinda sad...even if they haven't made a record i give a shit about since at least New Adventures in Hi-Fi. RIP the greatest rock and roll band from the South....other than Black Crowes (obviously).
My 20 Favorite REM songs (at this moment off the top of my head)
a lot of hits, not a ton of deep cuts. almost all music from the 80s...nothing post Bill.
(Don't Go Back To) Rockville
Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
Ages Of You
Fall On Me
Crush With Eyeliner
Gardening At Night
Radio Free Europe
Pop Song '89
Let Me In