Saturday, February 27, 2010

Music, You're Still My BFF Part II

Yesterday I started a blog post detailing the music I've listened to and loved from birth until today.

I left off here:

1989-1991: Same as above, but now including: The Pixies (of course), EMF, Jane's Addiction, Ned's Atomic Dustbin (loved these guys!) Elvis Costello, Jesus and Mary Chain, Lightening Seeds, The Ocean Blue (these guys from PA are heavenly! At 16, I begged a LI bar/club-007 for entry to their 21 and over show. Even with my dad as an escort, they said no. I cried. If I was a sitcom character, I would have gotten fake ID), Front 242, Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Lush, The Sugarcubes, Charlatans UK, Stone Roses, Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Nitzer Ebb and the list goes on and on and I still love these groups today!   

1992-1994: Same as above, but now including some bands I forgot to add above such as: Beastie Boys, The Jam, The Sundays, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Primus, Beck, Dinosaur Jr., Breeders, Helmet, Smashing Pumpkins, Teenage Fanclub, Porno for Pyros, The Specials, Fugazi, Blur - can't believe I forgot my most beloved band ever! 

Around this time I was really into techno and raving. I never really collected much of that music though and I only listened to it at the clubs or when we visited our friend Joey's garage. He'd spin records for us while we smoked and hung out.  
1995-1996: Same as above, but now include Weezer, Superchunk, Oasis, Chemical Brothers, Hum, Hole and so many I'm sure I'm forgetting.

1997-1998  Same as above, but now include Quicksand, Bush, Cranberries, The Crystal Method, Filter, Fatboy Slim, The Who (random right?) Chemical Brothers, Ben Folds Five, Beth Orton, Moby and so many I'm sure I'm forgetting.

1999-2000: Ah, 2000, the year I finally got my own place! OK, same as above, but now include: Pulp, Ash, Supergrass, The Faint, Dandy Warhols, Thursday, Jimmy Eat World, The Anniversary, Graham Coxon, Ian Brown and so many I'm sure I'm forgetting.

2001-2002: I met my husband around this time so some of these bands were his influence... Still loved all of the bands you see above now add on: The Strokes, Go Sailor, Dressy Bessy, The Muffs, Ben Lee, Idlewild, Sparta, Saves The Day, Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, Sunny Day Real Estate, Elliott Smith, Hey Mercedes, Belle & Sebastian, Death Cab For Cutie, The Dismemberment Plan and so many I'm sure I'm forgetting. 
2003-2004:  Same as above, but now include The Shins and I can't think of any others :(

2005 - 2010: Same as above, but now include Peter Bjorn & John, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes, The Weepies and I can't think of anymore.


Jane said...

I was a music dork back then. Knew what I liked but coudlnt tell you by name now

TS Hendrik said...

You love Blur AND Graham Coxon? It's almost as if the two are somehow related.

Sarcasm aside, I love quite a few of the same artists including Blur and Graham. My respect for you has only grown with this list. Well with the exception of Moby.

Ally said...

But TS - Graham solo is so great and I don't really like Gorillaz :( Like how Ian Brown went solo from Stone Roses. I love them both the way I love old Blur and Graham. Make sense?

TS Hendrik said...

I was just teasing. I love Graham's solo stuff. Bittersweet bundle of Misery especially has a way of sneaking into my head.

I like some Gorillaz. It just seemed like they released their best songs off each album and then the rest was sort of meh.

And I loved blur even into the newer stuff. I just didn't enjoy Damon's African\electronic phase.

Ally said...

TS, I agree with everything you said! Can you see how much I love misery from my musical tastes? :)

Sadako said...

Ah, great nostalgia!

Busymomsteph said...

I went back through all of your posts and you remind me so much of my bff.
I left something for you on my blog stop by when you get a chance.

Copyboy said...

Loved the Weezer "buddy Holly" video!! Had all those great Happy Day's clips.

Ally said...

Busymom thanks for the award! Sweet!
Copyboy - I loved it too!

California Keys said...

Another great list of bands Ally! I'm going to have to another long list of bands to check out....

I am surprised that there's no mention of 'No Doubt'.... No love for Gwen Stefani?

Kip said...

Based on all of this info, I could probably turn you on to some new bands you'd really like. You interested in anything like that? Maybe I could make you a mix CD or something.

Pandorah's Box said...

Blog # 2 that only proves further that you have excellent taste in music :)


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