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OK, I want to make a playlist, but I have some parameters

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    We have some great music minds on this board, and I have found some great new bands and rediscovered some as well thanks to the posts on this board.

    Can I get some suggestions for a playlist that would adhere to the following rules:

    1. The songs must be alternative/college rock in nature. No country. No jazz. No rap.

    2. The songs must all be 1993 or older (15 years).

    3. I can never hear them on the radio today. Or at least on 99 percent of the today's mainstream radio.

    4. I cannot be embarrassed to have my window down when the song is playing. It must stand up to the test of time. It cannot sound dated.

    I have a few suggestions to start the list, but I need more.

    Overkill - Men at Work
    Beautiful World - Devo
    Easy Street - Soul Asylum
    Tones of Home - Blind Melon
    Pets - Porno for Pyros
    Come Anytime - Hoodoo Gurus
  2. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Hey There Delilah -- Plain White Tees. This song is criminally underrated.

    Seriously, though:
    Dope Nose - Weezer
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    2002 - Too recent
  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I can think of loads of REM that would fit here: "Fall On Me" (my fave REM song", "Radio Free Europe", "Gardening At Night", "Don't Go Back To Rockville", "Can't There From Here", "So. Central Rain" and pretty much anything off of Document.

    More to come as I think of 'em.
  5. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Excellent choices, Huggy.

    My pick: Ramones, I Don't Wanna Go Down To The Basement.

    Still a very cool song.
  6. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    My bad, I was thinking your first post said 1993 or newer.

    You said it should be alternative/college rock and I wouldn't have put much music from 1993 or earlier in that category. Just wasn't paying attention. :-\
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Anything from They Might Be Giants' Flood or Apollo 18 albums.
  8. Bill Brasky

    Bill Brasky Active Member

    "Far Gone and Out" or "I Hate Rock N' Roll" by The Jesus & Mary Chain. Hell, pretty much anything by the Jesus & Mary Chain.
    "The Wagon" by Dinosaur Jr.
    "Interesting Drug" or "I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday" by Morrissey
    "Some Jingle-Jangle Morning" by Mary Lou Lord
    "Here Comes a Regular" or "Bent All Out of Shape" or "Can't Hardly Wait" by the Replacements
    "Blue Across the Rooftops" by Eugenius
    "Into the Drink" by Mudhoney
  9. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Would REM's "Permanent Vacation" qualify?
    It was recorded for 1983's album 'Murmur' but wasn't released until a concert DVD in 2004
    Here's a bootleg live version of them playing it with Springsteen:
  10. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    "That's Entertainment" - The Jam

    "Who Wants To Go To Heaven" - Gene Loves Jezebel

    "Head On" - Pixies
  11. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Work in some vintage X or Lone Justice, or virtually any Pixies.
    Or Chameleons UK's "Swamp Thing" (sadly, the original is not available on iTunes). I'm shocked that song (particularly the intro) hasn't shown up in a movie.
    Or a good Waterboys compilation. If I'm writing a movie script, the drunken party singalong will be "The Whole of the Moon."
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Great call on "The Whole Of The Moon". Tremendous song by a criminally overlooked band.
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