This CD was in a lot of random discs that recently arrived here at blog headquarters. Admittedly, I was not watching MTV in 1996 (I'm not sure if it was even in our cable package then, tbh), so let's see if I know any of the tunes.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #75
- Plush by Stone Temple Pilots. (#1 rock, #9 modern rock) Know it? I love it! Previously appeared on this blog on Thank You.
- What Would You Say by Dave Matthews Band. (#5 rock, #11 modern rock) Know it? It introduced me to DMB. Previously appeared on this blog on 104 KRBE New Music Sampler and Under the Table and Dreaming.
- More Human Than Human by White Zombie. (#10 rock, #7 modern rock) I recognize the opening guitar riff but never knew the name of the song or who recorded it. Not much going for it other than said riff.
- Zombie by The Cranberries. (#32 rock, #1 modern rock) Of course I remember this protest tune and I appreciate when they're doing, it's just not my thing - I'm more of a Linger guy.
- Hey Jealousy - Gin Blossoms. (#4 rock) So now I'm thinking I was listening to more radio at the time than I remember. I always liked this one when it played on whatever station I was listening to back then - the aforementioned KRBE or maybe KHMX.
- Everything Zen by Bush. (#5 rock, #2 modern rock) No memory of this one and its not doing much for me today.
- No Rain by Blind Melon. (#1 rock, #1 modern rock) Great tune and I'm surprising myself by knowing all the lyrics as I happily sing along.
- Low by Cracker. (#5 rock, #3 modern rock) Didn't recognize the song from the title or artist, but I immediately recognized it when it started up. Previously appeared on this blog on Do Something.
- Creep by Radiohead. (#20 rock, #2 modern rock) While my favorite Radiohead tune is Everything In Its Right Place, this tune might be in my top 5 tunes by the band, even though they copped part of the thing from The Hollies. I recently saw Bebel Gilberto do a show where she covered this tune and the whole experience was sublime.
- Cantaloop by US3. (#29 modern rock) Best song on the disc. Previously appeared on this blog on The Best Blue Note Album in the World...Ever! (original version, Cantaloupe Island, appears on The Best of Herbie Hancock: The Blue Note Years.) I'd like to call it a day here, but we've got two more tracks to go.
- Hey Man, Nice Shot by Filter. (#19 rock, #10 modern rock) Man-oh-man that is some poor sequencing. I don't remember this one but it's definitely not my thing.
- Mother by Danzig. (#17 rock) Another pass.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Taking me back to 1993, the year my oldest son was born. I was 27 and still felt too young to have children. I was a young teacher, new father, trying to figure out this adult thing.