Ongoing History of New Music encore presentation: The amazing year that was 1991.

[This is the last of the summer encore shows. The new season starts next week! – AC]

A couple of times in a lifetime, there comes a year when everything seems to change. If you were around in 1991, you’ll remember how everything seemed to turn upside down–but in a good way.

Nirvana released Nevermind.  Pearl Jam came out with Ten.  Soundgarden issued Badmotorfinger.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers finally broke through with Bloodsugarsexmagick.  Metallica’s black album.  Achtung Baby and the whole Zoo-TV concept from U2.  The first-ever Lollapalooza tour.  See what I mean? This week’s episode highlights one of the greatest years in music ever.

Songs heard on this show include:

  • 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
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers, Give It Away
  • U2, Mysterious Ways (live)

Eric Wilhite has this playlist for us.

Don’t forget that you can get the podcast version of this podcast through iTunes or wherever you get your on-demand audio.

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

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Calgary, 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.

Alan Cross

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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