THE ONLY MUSIC THAT MATTERED! (1974-2010)
I fell in love with rock as a child and dabbled in radio at college (I loved coming up with song "sets"). While I was influenced by all of rock's eras, my passion was ignited by the punk/new wave movement of the late 70's. This movement spawned an alternative music scene that was as exciting as it was fun, which extended through the 80's and into the 90's and 00's. The sad truth, however, was that the radio and record industry was still consumed with promoting the mainstream super-bands of the 60's and 70's. In this environment, the exposure of these fine alternative bands was limited and erratic and often led to their premature demise. Their brilliance inspired other bands, though, and eventually, the music industry gave up on the "dinosaur" bands and embraced the "alternative". Now, indie/alternative is going strong (even if it is out of the mainstream again). In the meantime, this wonderful body of work begs to be played. I thought I'd give it a try.
Buzzcocks,Green Day,Sleater-Kinney,Apples in Stereo,GBV,TMBG,Operation Ivy,NY Dolls
dB's,Elvis Costello,Undertones,Spoon,REM,Elastica,Jason&Scorchers,New Order,Gang of Four
Specials,Sex Pistols,New Pornographers,Minutemen,Squeeze,XTC,Pere Ubu,Dance Hall Crashers
Nirvana,Jam,b52's,Pavement,Strokes,Wipers,Cracker,Psychedelic Furs,Foo Fighters,Jesus&Mary Chain