10 December 2010

I Hate the 90s Early Christmas Present

Don't Eat the Yellow Snow


Released around 1993
(notice the dot matrix print label)

One of the many benefits of working at a college radio station and being the music director was that I got to open up all the packages that came through the station. I usually didn't pay too much attention to the videos I got because most of them I thought sucked to high heaven. For some reason, I apparently chose to keep this one called Don't Eat the Yellow Snow. Released to promote Atlantic Records' bands and sent out to radio stations and music journalists all over the country, Don't Eat the Yellow Snow was exceptional in my opinion for the quality of most of the bands they chose and the video production. Standouts for me are Jawbox, The Lemonheads, Unsane and Bad Religion.
But here's the odd part...I just found this video in a box in the bottom of my closet a couple of weeks ago while rummaging through some old boxes looking for rare cassettes of 90's music and radio station ID's. I couldn't believe it when I pulled it out of the box. If I'd lost it I never would have noticed. But now, thanks to a nice friend of a friend who let me borrow his VCR DVD recorder, I burned a copy of it onto DVD. It's in stereo, it sounds fucking grand, and here it is as an early Christmas present. Feel free to download it and burn yourself a copy of it too. And if you find this posted somewhere else on the net, I can guarantee you they got it from here.
Oh, and Frank Zappa is nowhere to be found on this comp.

















Lemonheads
- The Great Big No
Tori Amos - God
Jawbox - Savory
Unsane - Body Bomb
King's X - Dogman
Melvins - Hooch
Stone Temple Pilots - Creep
13 Engines - Smoke and Ashes
Moxy Fruvous
- My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors
The Dylans
- Grudge
Bad Religion - American Jesus

Total running time: 38:20

And if you're really good boys and girls, there might be more surprises like this ahead.

5 comments:

IHateThe90s said...

Part 1 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2GKJ2M1R
Part 2 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0EBUCE4B
Part 3 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VTYQUVZ1
Part 4 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LLCEKTMR
Part 5 - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=3IV4TCSS

Warren Wheeler said...

Tori, King's X & Unsane on the one comp? I must be dreaming!

hagus said...

I give up! How do I join these files?

IHateThe90s said...

Hagus - just double click on the part 1 .rar file and they should all unzip. If you have any more problems please email me.

ihatethe90s at g mail

PedroConejo said...

Freshman year of college - '93-'94 - drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes and studying late into the night at the OtherSide Cafe across from Tower records in Boston. A very sophisticated and mature-looking 22 year old woman walks up and dumps a bunch of promo materials on me including the tape cassette version of "Don't Eat Yellow Snow" and another Atlantic compilation, "Spew 4th". Lost them both somewhere down the line, but I still have most of the albums the tapes were promoting though.