Published on November 25th, 2016 | by Alan Cross1
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:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver (Coming soon!)
- Live 105/Halifax
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.