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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby clive gash » 08 May 2018, 14:52

LeBaron wrote:
gash on ignore wrote:Now the alt-Country shite has blown over don’t the Uncle Tupelo records stand out?


Mostly as evidence of how record critics once wielded great power.


I suppose they had to write about something, hello double page spreads on The fucking Gourds.

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby LeBaron » 08 May 2018, 15:12

They aren't my favorite thing in the world,* but Uncle Tupelo would've given their left nut for half the "it" the Gourds had.


*In fact, I own no Gourds records, but I can't say the same for UT.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby LeBaron » 08 May 2018, 15:28

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gash on ignore wrote:Exit the Dragon too.



I never warmed to that one myself (despite repeated efforts), but I do consider the preceding run of music leading up (Supersonic Storybook, Stull, Saturation) incredibly special.


Me too. Top notch midwestern rock and roll. On the one hand, I’m happy that their records are so good since they took such a knocking back in the day for being all style. On the other hand, they have next to no legacy, apart from a Neil Diamond cover on the Pulp Fiction soundtrack. The records have been largely forgotten.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby fange » 08 May 2018, 15:33

I really like 'Sister Havana'. :(
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Postby blindlemonjefferson » 08 May 2018, 15:37

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More Songs From the Mellow Struggle by Swearing at Motorists (I'm cheating her because came out in 2000, but it was recorded in 1999...). I don't think I can link to a YouTube playlist, but the first track is below and the whole album is available on YouTube here

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby pcqgod » 08 May 2018, 16:39

Aside from Screaming Trees, Jellyfish and Lake of Dracula, I'm not familiar with most of these. Thanks for the responses.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby slightbreeze » 08 May 2018, 16:55

Don't you DARE laugh :)

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 May 2018, 17:21

Mike Boom wrote:Jellyfish


Hidden gem?
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Postby Mike Boom » 08 May 2018, 17:22

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Sam Phillips - Cruel Inventions

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Postby sloopjohnc » 08 May 2018, 17:25

Maybe Quaco and Hatz ran into these guys, but I was a fan of the LA band, Dada.

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Postby Mike Boom » 08 May 2018, 17:26

sloopjohnc wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:Jellyfish


Hidden gem?


Ok, just gem then, not so hidden (tho I don't remember it exactly setting the world on fire at the time)?

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Postby sloopjohnc » 08 May 2018, 17:38

Mike Boom wrote:
sloopjohnc wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:Jellyfish


Hidden gem?


Ok, just gem then, not so hidden (tho I don't remember it exactly setting the world on fire at the time)?


99.9% of the time I defer to your opinions because you're knowledgeable about music so I was surprised. i'd agree that Jellyfish never got the wider acceptance they craved and are the ultimate music geek band. They wanted to be the Raspberries on steroids.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Moleskin » 08 May 2018, 19:11

Geezee wrote:On the "alternative" side...

Silver Jews - American Water
Screaming Trees - Dust
Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere
Walkabouts - Devils Road
Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care of You


Screaming Trees is a great call. Is it a hidden gem though?
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby sloopjohnc » 08 May 2018, 19:19

Mike Boom wrote:Image

Sam Phillips - Cruel Inventions


One of my favorites too. I saw her open for Elvis Costello on a tour and she was great (He guested on this album). I've been a fan ever since.

She was married to T-Bone Burnett, I think.
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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Jumper K » 08 May 2018, 19:30

Ass Ponys - Grim
Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments - You Looking For Treble?
New Bomb Turks - Destroy Oh Boy!
Spider Babies - Web of Hate

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Jumper K » 08 May 2018, 19:30

Moleskin wrote:
Geezee wrote:On the "alternative" side...

Silver Jews - American Water
Screaming Trees - Dust
Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere
Walkabouts - Devils Road
Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care of You


Screaming Trees is a great call. Is it a hidden gem though?

Hardly. It’s not as good as Sweet Oblivion though.

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Mike Boom » 08 May 2018, 19:53

sloopjohnc wrote:
Mike Boom wrote:Image

Sam Phillips - Cruel Inventions


One of my favorites too. I saw her open for Elvis Costello on a tour and she was great (He guested on this album). I've been a fan ever since.

She was married to T-Bone Burnett, I think.


Yes indeed, all her albums are pretty great.

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Postby pcqgod » 08 May 2018, 20:17

Jumper K wrote:New Bomb Turks - Destroy Oh Boy!


Yeah buddy.
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 08 May 2018, 20:19

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A kid swapping a fishing rod for a Dr. Feelgood album.

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Re: Recommend your "hidden gem" albums for the 1990's

Postby Geezee » 08 May 2018, 20:22

Jumper K wrote:
Moleskin wrote:
Geezee wrote:On the "alternative" side...

Silver Jews - American Water
Screaming Trees - Dust
Geraldine Fibbers - Lost Somewhere
Walkabouts - Devils Road
Mark Lanegan - I'll Take Care of You


Screaming Trees is a great call. Is it a hidden gem though?

Hardly. It’s not as good as Sweet Oblivion though.


I think it is because it is very often overlooked, and I'm not sure you'll ever hear a single song from on it on the radio. If you hear them, you'll hear Nearly Lost You or something else from Sweet Oblivion. And it's strange as it's such an accessible, great-sounding record with their best songs (imo).
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