Monday, January 12, 2009

Monkeys dancing in a cage

Scott Miller calls 1992 "the quintessential bad nineties year ... the year music listeners decided once and for all to settle for crap".

1992 wasn't a great musical year, but I can't dismiss offhand any year that produced a song like this one (co-written by Mark Everett and Parthenon Huxley).

Five more good songs from that "bad nineties" year.

1. Ballad Of Peter Pumpkinhead - XTC
2. Dyslexic Heart - Paul Westerberg
3. If I Can't Change Your Mind - Sugar
4. Friday, I'm In Love - The Cure
5. Upside Down - Yo La Tengo

1 comment:

PCarino said...

Personally, I remember '90, '91, and '92 as being my years of greatest musical exploration. Lots of great indie bands sprouting up all over, the resurgence of "twee" and acoustic singer-songwriter action in post-punk (which I appreciated at the time and hadn't yet grown sick of), and all kinds of new rules. Maybe the top 40 and MTV sucked (didn't they always?) but I will always look fondly on '92...