Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Various Artists - 104 KRBE New Music Sampler (1995)

A 14 track promotional CD from a Houston radio station.  At the time of release, most of these were emerging artists.  Doesn't make for a bad retro mix tape, though, particularly if you listened to this station at the time (which my wife and I did).  If I recall correctly, the station's tagline in 1995 was "Hits without the hype!" which is an oxymoronic tagline - hype that claims no hype.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

WaterlilliesNever Get Enough
Toad The Wet SprocketFly From Heaven
The Wolfgang PressGoing South
Blues TravelerRun-Around
PortisheadSour Times
Jeff BuckleyLast Goodbye
Letters To CleoHere And Now
The Flaming LipsTurn It On
Duran DuranThank You
Dave Matthews BandWhat Would You Say
Deep ForestMarta's Song
Massive AttackKarmacoma
The MurmursCarry Me Home

Personal Memory Associated with this CD:  This sampler got some playing time on a trip to the beaches of South Padre Island in 1995 (no, not that type of trip - I was married with a toddler at the time).

1 comment:

  1. Watch my site for an upcoming post on a radio station sponsored album. It was a fundraiser for a local AIDS charity circa 1992 although there is no date anywhere on the disc or liner notes. A little more in the soft hits vein - think Vanesa Williams and Bette Midler. The station billed itself as "The Cloud" back then.