NME Top Singles of 1992

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Suede - The Drowners
11
17%
P.J. Harvey - Sheela Na Gig
8
13%
Manic Street Preachers - Motorcycle Emptiness
8
13%
Radiohead - Creep
2
3%
R.E.M - Drive
11
17%
House Of Pain - Jump Around
7
11%
Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Television: The Drug Of The Nation
3
5%
En Vogue - My Lovin'
3
5%
L7 - Pretend That We're Dead
4
6%
Suede - Metal Mickey
7
11%
 
Total votes: 64

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Georgios » 14 Sep 2018, 19:51

..And a few years before that they were jumping around to the Time Warp and I Am The Music Man at the school disco, but your never see them in these polls. I could see the NME going in for some ironic, Morleyesque love-in with Black Lace actually.


I notice I'm the only one to vote for the L7 track so far. I remain unrepentant.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 14 Sep 2018, 20:32

Great song! but only three votes....
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby PENK » 14 Sep 2018, 20:47

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Oh, they jumped about to it when they were pissed-up students 25 years ago, I suppose. But it's the stupidest piece of crap this side of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.


Hell, we were still jumping around to it when I was a pissed-up student 15 years ago.

It's rubbish, though.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby PENK » 14 Sep 2018, 20:48

From the top ten I went with the two Suede ones and 'Motorcycle Emptiness'. The Manics were overgrown teenage windbags but they did occasionally hit upon some good epic rock there. That one is built around a wonderful riff and solo.

There are some other good efforts in the long list, but a lot of stuff I've never heard of and don't dare look up on Youtube.

Chalk me down as "for" Charles and Eddie, though.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Butch Manly » 14 Sep 2018, 22:08

The Drowners felt like an event. I also went with House of Pain and En Vogue because I was going out to some late night drinking joints at the time and those two songs are fantastically evocative.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby slightbreeze » 14 Sep 2018, 23:55

L7, R.E.M. and The Manics. 4th choice would have been Lemonheads, purely for the riff.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby pcqgod » 15 Sep 2018, 02:36

Suede destroys Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy again.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Graham Murakami » 15 Sep 2018, 21:29

BOXO wrote:There was always something musically interesting going on in this country from Beatlemania in '63 until 1998 or so.

The 90s might look better today because nothing has happened since! but we still had plenty to be happy about in 1992.


As sweeping statements go, that's a pretty accurate one. I'd say it starts a bit later and finishes a bit earlier - Cast and Gerry and the Pacemakers really were terrible.

Anyway, that's a brilliant top ten, apart from En Vogue, who I thought did have a good record but it wasn't that one. Well done to the NME for picking out Babies before Pulp even made the charts. Lots of bands reached heights they wouldn't approach again, maybe even Suede. 1992 was a good year for the UK. American music for boys had died, but there were the beginnings of something good happening this side of the pond.

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Polishgirl » 15 Sep 2018, 21:45

Surprisingly, The Manics track is the only one I'm crazy about in the top ten.
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Rayge » 15 Sep 2018, 22:40

Sheela na Gig is the pick, by a distance. I also voted for the two Suede singles: they may be crap, but they're the only two others in the ten that I have any kind of positive memory about. Although the L7 was OKish The only others I spent money on were the Lemonheads, Primal Scream and the wondrously good Family Cat. Well over half the list I have no recognition of at all.
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Postby Rayge » 15 Sep 2018, 22:45

BOXO wrote:There was always something musically interesting going on in this country from Beatlemania in '63 until 1998 or so.

Even allowing for the usual hyperbole, it was pretty thin gruel from 1971 to ’76, just two or three bands (T Rex, Roxy/Eno, who else?). Unless of course you actually find prog 'interesting' :o :o :roll:
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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Georgios » 15 Sep 2018, 22:47

The Sweet.

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Postby Georgios » 15 Sep 2018, 23:00

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Re: NME Top Singles of 1992

Postby Rayge » 16 Sep 2018, 12:05

BOXO wrote:Stones

a couple of goodish albums, but musically interesting, or different to the 60s stuff, no. Same applies to Lennon. One decent innovative album from Bowie, some fine singles from Slade (I had them in mind when I said two or three, the odd good pop B-side from Sweet, but Zep, Elt, McCartney - you can fuck right off. Boring, leprous shit I wouldn't want anywhere near my gruel. You'll be wittering on about Rod and the faces next.
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