Modern Rock #1 Hits of 1994

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Morrissey's mid nineties profile was so bewildering. He'd been going from peak to peak, then a year later the (British) hits were middling, even after the Bros Gallagher couldn't stop yakking about him and the Smiths.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

like I had no idea Morrissey was getting US hits before "The More You Ignore Me" (and had no idea that went #1)

thillrer (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

college radio hits

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 22:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh my bad

thillrer (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rumor has it he styles his pubes in a mullet.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of 1994 OMG you guys look what I saw in my local alt-weekly today can't wait so excited

it was a dark and stormy genitals. (Phil D.), Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh ffs nevermind

it was a dark and stormy genitals. (Phil D.), Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

also on my playlist of mediocre modern rock!

how's life, Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i had rotting pinata. "plowed" RULES

fauxmarc, Thursday, 24 May 2012 12:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

like I had no idea Morrissey was getting US hits before "The More You Ignore Me" (and had no idea that went #1)

― thillrer (loves laboured breathing), Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:35 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

college radio hits

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:38 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

not just college radio #1s, mainstream modern rock radio #1s!

some dude, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was distinguishing between college/modern rock and Hot 100 hits.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

but college and modern rock charts are as different from each other (in terms of listenership #s) as modern rock is from the hot 100!

some dude, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm curious what it took to get a #1 in the pre-nirvana years of the modern rock chart because holy fuck robyn hitchcock got one

da croupier, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

like at some point alt-radio got to a point where lou reed could no longer dominate it

da croupier, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd have to check old CMJ playlists but I heard those pre-Nirvana singles ("Balloon Man," "Madonna of the Wasps," "So You Think You're in Love") all the time on college radio, enough to say that there was overlap between it and the modern rock chart.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

like at some point alt-radio got to a point where lou reed old men could no longer dominate it

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm sure there was a lot more overlap/ambiguity between the 2 formats before the explosion circa 1992

some dude, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

I doubt that even if Peter Gabriel had recorded more albums instead of growing a Fu Manchu he'd have scored another couple of modern rock #1's.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Plowed is an awesome song. fuiud. Molly was also pretty great.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

looking over the charts, 1994 is like the last year where there's a chart-topper that wasn't a hit-hit

da croupier, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

until the "rhcp, foo or gtfo" era i mean

da croupier, Thursday, 24 May 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

gtfo was rhcp, weren't it?

Mark G, Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only way I make sense of the pre-91 modern rock charts is by imagining that they were all made up by one randomly chosen English TA.

EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

English TA's are dim creatures but they wouldn't own Ian McCulloch solo records.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 14:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

posting so that I remember the day I found out that the Counting Crows actually called one of their songs "Einstein on the Beach"

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

pplains, Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

they took it from a philip glass opera. the song was pretty good

fauxmarc, Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll have you know the full title of the song is "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)"

some dude, Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Albert's always sincere, he's a sensitive type
His intentions are clear, he wanna be well-liked
If everything is nothing, then are we anything?
Is it better to be better than to be anything?
And Albert's vision is blooming uncontrolled
All his wings are slowly sinking
The world begins to disappear
The worst things come from inside here
All the king's men reappear
For an eggman, on and off the wall
Who'll never be together again
Einstein's down on the beach staring into the sand
Cause everything he believes in is shattered
What you fear in the night in the day comes to call anyway-ay
We all get burned asone more sun comes sliding down the sky
One more shadow leans against the wall
The world begins to disappear
The worst things come from inside here
And all the king's men reappear
for an eggman, on and off the wall
Who'll never be together again
Albert's waiting in the sun
On a field American
For the cause of some inflated form of hit and run
One more sun comes sliding down the sky
One more shadow leans against the wall
The world begins to disappear
The worst things come from inside here
And all the king's men reappear
for an eggman, fallin' off the wall
Will never be together again
Albert's fallen on the sun
Cracked his head wide open
The world begins to disappear
The worst things come from inside here
And all the king's men reappear
for an eggman, falling, falling
The world begins to disappear
The worst things come from inside here
And all the king's men reappear
for an eggman, fallin' off the wall
Will never be together again
No never be together again
No no never never never again, uh huh
What you fear in the night in the day comes to call anyway

some dude, Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Definitely the Counting Crows' best straight pop (read: non-mawkish) song.

Quiet Desperation, LLC (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

why not write a song called "Einstein (Wearing Mandles)"?

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

English TA's are dim creatures but they wouldn't own Ian McCulloch solo records.

Ha, who was buying Ian McCulloch records?

(And, yeah, I was surprised too to know that Counting Crows wrote a song named after Einstein on the Beach.)

EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 24 May 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

they took it from a philip glass opera. the song was pretty good

I know they did, that's kind of my point

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's like if Avril called a song "The Kreutzer Sonata"

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'll have you know the full title of the song is "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)"

so you live to torture me is basically what you're saying

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

found out about you is so good and it is what i am voting for

call all destroyer, Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's like if Avril called a song "The Kreutzer Sonata"

how do I explain that she's got a song called "Father Sergius"?

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

aero, have you checked out the Counting Crows' 20th Century Masters disc?

1. Mr. Jones
2. Einstein On The Beach (For An Eggman)
3. Right Here
4. Angels Of The Silences
5. Hiroshima, Mon Amour
6. A Long December
7. Accidentally In Love (Love Theme From Shrek)
8. Werckmeister Harmonies
9. Ode To Robert Wilson (The "Yeah Yeah" Song)
10. Rain King
11. Big Yellow Taxi feat. Vanessa Carlton
12. Hangin' Around (Watching Giallos)

da croupier, Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

<3

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 24 May 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait why is the 95 poll already over and this one still has a month to go?

thillrer (loves laboured breathing), Friday, 25 May 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

ask einstein

mookieproof, Friday, 25 May 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Because it was my first post and I didn't know what I was doing.

Look forward to 1996 on Friday...

LimbsKing, Friday, 25 May 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

what song should I hate on so it can win the poll

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 25 May 2012 02:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Ironic" hit #1 in '96 so start yer engines

some dude, Friday, 25 May 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

what song should I hate on so it can win the poll

skeptical that you aero can bring yourself to vote mmm mmm mmm mmm even ironically

mookieproof, Friday, 25 May 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

mookie otm :(

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 25 May 2012 04:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

found out about you is so good and it is what i am voting for

― call all destroyer, Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:30 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol you LOVE the Gin Blossoms so much.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 25 May 2012 14:57 (2 years ago) Permalink


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