22 October 2014

Create A New Header for I Hate the 90s Contest

Header Contest

It's very apparent from my measly header that I am far from a graphic artist. So I am asking any artistic people to come up with a new header for the blog. Whoever comes up with the best header will get it posted on the blog for the whole world to see and you will have the fame and fortune you've always wanted.

Ideas




Think mixed tapes, CDs, cassettes, DAT tapes, or anything else music themed that brings you back to the 90's. Things I like: moons, planets, nebulas, galaxies, astronomy, art, science, music, shortwave radio, college radio, vintage radios, vintage graphics, fonts, robots, devils, computers, ephemera, collage, mixed media / assemblage art. That should give you some ideas to get started. What about a man on the moon holding a cassette? A microphone, a turntable, album spines....Come up with some good ones!


So get going, make a new header and let's see who comes up with the best one! Make sure your header will fit properly on the blog.

Email me your header and let the contest begin. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Thanks in advance for your participation.




Contest runs until October 22nd.



ihatethe90s [at] gmail



15 September 2014

VERBOW Chronicles 1997

 by request


Tracklist

1 Fan Club 4:05
2 The Chronicles Of Agent Kidd 2:56
3 Man In Mile High 4:02
4 Execution Of A Jester 3:13
5 River Wish 2:55
6 Holiday 3:07
7 Lethargy's Crown 3:10
8 The Distance Between Us 3:39
9 Sugarcone 3:46
10 Slumbering Blue 2:51
11 Down The Gun 2:55



HONKEYBALL Down By Three 1998

by request
 

Tracklist 

1 Making A Living On The Outside 2:39
2 Last Good Nerve 2:55
3 Clear The Lane 1:44
4 Alone And Broken 3:27
5 Cash Is King 2:47
6 Bad Luck I (Second Place ...) 2:02
7 Last Time 3:34
8 Brockton Lullaby 3:37
9 Stop Bleeding 3:32
10 In Harm's Way 3:53
11 Stand 3:04
12 Bad Luck II (... Is The First Looser) 3:27
13 Money In The Bag 1:30
 
 
 

10 September 2014

WALT MINK El Producto 1996

by request

Review by


Walt Mink's third album returns the band to the green pastures of their debut; it's full of good pop songs and sounds as if John Kimbrough had less on his mind than on the self-produced second album, Bareback Ride. More free time in the studio gave Walt Mink -- and producer John Agnello -- a chance to play with production techniques, resulting in some playful experimentalism on several tracks. Most songs, however, are strictly saccharine with Kimbrough's occasionally whiny vocals being the only negative to pop nirvana. 

Tracklist


Stood Up
Everything Worthwhile
Betty
Overgrown
Settled
Me & My Dog
Little Sister
Up & Out
#246
Listen Up
Sunshine M.
Love In The Dakota

TRASH Gritt and Butts 1992

by request
 

Tracklist

1 Telecom South
2 Migraine
3 Black Eye
4 Black Swan
5 One Step At The Time
6 Hard Parched Land
7 Heaviest Head
8 Gritt And Butts
9 Tea Drinkers
10 Drug Stance No. 7
11 Frosted Limp Talk

ROSA MOTA

Asbestos Frenzy EP
1994

Hopey
1995

Space Junk
1996

by request



02 September 2014

ELEVATE Magic Spill 1993

by request
 
 
 

Tracklist

A1 Show's How Halo
A2 4 Ideas (Methodless)
A3 Prime Eval
B1 Allergy Gallery
B2 Shark + Fin + Mould
B3 Single Figures 8.9.10
B4 Sov-Hism
 

THE EARLS OF SUAVE The Basement Bar At The Heartbreak Hotel 1994

by request
 
 

Tracklist 

1 Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
2 A Cheat
3 (Now And Then There's) A Fool Such As I
4 Ring Of Fire
5 Sea Of Love
6 She's My Witch
7 Mondo Moodo (Nein Danke)
8 Stranger In My Own Home Town
9 Nothing Takes The Place Of You
10 Somebody Buy Me A Drink
11 Really Gone This Time
12 You Can Call (But I Won't Answer)
13 Cheap Wine
14 Yabba Dabba Doo (So Are You)
15 One More Beer
16 Little Ole Wine Drinker Me
17 Nobody Knows
 

01 September 2014

SHOULD Feed Like Fishes 1998

by request
 

Artist Biography by


A Folding Sieve
Austin, Texas shoegaze/dream pop group Should were formed in the early '90s by brothers Marc and Eric Ostermeier, and Tanya Maus. Originally named shiFT (they switched when they ran across another band with the same name), the trio recorded its hazy, dreamy pop in a unique fashion using guitar loops, samplers, and distortion derived from overloading an old four-track mixer. Their first EP, A Folding Sieve, a six-song record released under the shiFT moniker on the ND label, came out in 1995 and was followed in 1997 by the "Own Two Feet" 7”, also on ND. Their second album, Feed Like Fishes, was released in 1998 by the Minneapolis-based Words on Music label. The band ceased recording after this, though Words on Music issued a new version of A Folding Sieve that added bonus tracks made up of previously unreleased songs and covers of songs by 18th Dye and the Jean Paul Sartre Experience. In 2010 the band resurfaced as a duo minus Eric Ostermeier and released a new album, Like a Fire Without Sound, for Words on Music. Soon after, A Folding Sieve was tapped to be part of Captured Tracks Shoegaze Archives series and was reissued in 2011 with an additional two bonus tracks. The label also released a cassette, Resonate, that was a reissue of a cassette released by shiFT on Whirlingpool Records in 1993. 
 

Tracklist

1 Fish Fourteen 2:43
2 Sarah Missing 5:00
3 Aside 3:47
4 Spangle 3:21
5 It Still Would 4:23
6 Lullen 3:23
7 Memdrive 4:58
8 Its Pull Is Slight 6:30
9 Inst2 2:35
10 In Nine 5:24
11 Both Eyes Open 2:54
 

24 August 2014

TRAMPOLINE Dormer 1994

 
 

Artist Biography by

Pat Ferrise is the musical director and a daytime DJ from Washington D.C.'s commercial alternative radio station, WHFS, and recorded under the moniker Trampoline with friends from some well-regarded independent bands. The indie rock alternative band released two albums through spinART: 1994's Dormer and 1996's I Want One of Everybody. Through his role as a DJ, Dormer was associated with seminal D.C. bands like Girls vs. Boys and Velocity Girl. His second album featured contributions from members of Edsel and Manifesto, as well as Geoff Turner (Tsunami and the Eggs) and Ted Niceley (Fugazi, the Dead Milkmen, Tommy Keene , Tripping Daisy, and Monsterland). I Want One of Everybody was a more straightforward, accessible album of electric pop songs while Dormer was a little more indie-oriented pop. While not a stunning songwriter, Pat Ferrise has a penchant for quirky and creative instrumentation, using offbeat instruments like banjos, farfisas, and even thumb pianos. He also performed guitar, vocals, and harmonica on Heal's 1991 Civilization Vs. Technology album released on Asylum and which also featured Chuck D., Billy Bragg, REM's Michael Stipe, Run-D.M.C., Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Kool Moe Dee, and KRS-1.
 
 

Tracklist 

1 Thumb 1 0:09
2 Green Jacket 2:37
3 Big Bones Break 3:14
4 First 2:40
5 Corduroy 0:18
6 Sugarpale 3:00
7 Shocked By A Revelation 3:28
8 Calculating Bird 2:51
9 Lie (Pancake Version) 1:56
10 Falling Down 3:10
11 Hit The Glass Ceiling 2:15
12 Leaves 0:12
13 Shiny Black Penny 3:00
14 Butter In The Frying Pan 3:51
15 Lie 1:56
16 Sasafras 1:10
 

SAM BLACK CHURCH The Black Comedy 1998

by request
 


Tracklist

1 Intro 0:35
2 We Come In Peace 2:51
3 Monkey 3:41
4 Job's Lament 4:24
5 Ice, Draft, Lite, Dry 2:54
6 Not Fit For The Force 3:36
7 Amun Allah Ra 5:49
8 The Fuckin' News 0:54
9 Hercules 4:13
10 Mrs. Scrambles 6:09
11 The Devil In Rick James 2:03
12 Shiloh 3:25
13 Satisfaction 2:39
14 Ground 4:08
15 Perdition's Flames 3:32
16 Elwood 3:27
17 Groove (In The Earth) 6:09