Ongoing History of New Music

Published on November 25th, 2016 | by Alan Cross

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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 769: The Amazing Year That Was 1991

Maybe once in a generation, we encounter a year where every week–sometimes every day–brings a brilliant new song, new album, new artist and/or new sound. It’s such an embarrassment of riches that this music changes the entire course of music. One of the greatest of those years was 1991.

The last ten months of ’91 were so explosive that we’re still feeling the after effects, not only with the music but because of the cultural and music industry developments we say. This list of songs used in the show will give you an idea of how amazing things were.

REM, “Losing My Religion”

Smashing Pumpkins, “I Am One”

Jane’s Addiction, “Jane Says” (Live)

Pearl Jam, “Alive”

Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Soundgarden, “Rusty Cage”

RHCP, “Give It Away”

U2, “Mysterious Ways”

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.




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About the Author

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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One Response to The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 769: The Amazing Year That Was 1991

  1. Charlie says:

    No illusion albums mention? Last proper release by the last stadium rock band?

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