Modern Rock #1 Hits of 1994

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Funny enough, though I adored the song I never bothered to buy Dookie nor did I ever really get into another GD single the way I did with Basket Case. My brother (ten years younger, so, about 2-3 when BC came out) became a huuuge Green Day fan in his teens/the American Idiot years. It was pretty cute. :*)

Oh I also really liked ummm the double single. Jaded/Geek Stink Breath? I've forgotten the name. Green Day! Who knew one day I'd vote you over Oasis twice!

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol I voted them over Morrissey for Christ's sake but TMYIM has never been a favorite of mine.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's such a fun karaoke number though!

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp yeah, I'm not much a fan of that either. Tbh I can barely remember how it goes except the chorus - but I could sing *every line* of Basket Case if I felt like it (in fact.. I think I sang a good third of it the other night to annoy Andrew)

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can't forgive rhyming bar with . . . bar.

wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, 25 May 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol you LOVE the Gin Blossoms so much.

― wolf kabob (ENBB), Friday, May 25, 2012 10:57 AM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's funny because i couldn't stand them during the actual 90s but a couple years ago it hit me that at their best they were a REALLY good pop band.

call all destroyer, Friday, 25 May 2012 15:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's funny because i couldn't stand them during the actual 90s but a couple years ago it hit me that at their best they were a REALLY good pop band.

OTM

skip, Friday, 25 May 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh I also really liked ummm the double single. Jaded/Geek Stink Breath? I've forgotten the name. Green Day! Who knew one day I'd vote you over Oasis twice!

― she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, May 25, 2012 11:10 AM (42 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Brain Stew/Jaded -- you can guess how i feel about the torturously slow song vs. the fast one

some dude, Friday, 25 May 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ahhh yes! Thanks SD.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Friday, 25 May 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lemonheads, "Into Your Arms" - great. Not much to discover as time goes by but well-done.
Pearl Jam, "Daughter" - good, i like the lyrics on this. "Breakfast table in an otherwise empty room." The gnashing vocal still feels affected in places though.
Gin Blossoms, "Found Out About You" - great. #3 after "Allison Road" and "Hey Jealousy."
Nirvana, "All Apologies" - good, i like it but never really related to it or loved it or anything.
Beck, "Loser" - this has always been just this side of boring me to tears. Coming in from Odelay this felt like an unfinished demo of this later, more varied and exciting music.
Crash Test Dummies, "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" - ponderous and dull but kind of nice cause they hardly ever play it anymore. I have a weird affection for "God Shuffled His Feet."
Tori Amos, "God" - baffled by the idea of this as a #1. "OOH HOO"s aside it's a little bit shapeless, it's no "Cornflake Girl" that's for sure.
Morrissey, "The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get" - never heard this in my life
Live, "Selling the Drama" - actually one of their better singles, not too pompous. Also great for how many syllables the word "before" can get.
Green Day, "Longview" - okay, kind of over this at this point.
Toad the Wet Sprocket, "Fall Down" - don't know this.
Offspring, "Come Out and Play" - a little too gimmicky for its own good. Weird how by a couple years later playlists seemed to have totally ditched this in favor of "Self Esteem," which was a muuuuuuch more annoying song.
Counting Crows, "Einstein on the Beach" - never heard.
Green Day, "Basket Case" - hard to really knock it, great pop-punk, boy have i heard it WAYYYYYYYY too many fucking times though.
REM, "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" - good! I'm a big R.E.M. fan, never been a die-hard for this but it's a legit grower.
Cranberries, "Zombie" - world-wide karaoke staple and a real hoot (with real hooting). Ehhh, I give it a pass.
Nirvana, "About a Girl" - can't remember how this goes
REM, "Bang and Blame" - moodier than "Kenneth," and better, too, although I think the solo sucks and the chorus feels underwritten by their standards.

Voting Gin Blossoms on the basis of what feels like it'd be most refreshing to hear right this second.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man you gotta check out "Fall Down"

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Morrissey.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's getting closer and closer! stop ignoring him!

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

We'll be at the bar.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

you're wasting your time

some dude, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

You're asking for it.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I couldn't believe that "Fall Down" was a hit until I realized that I was remembering "Hold Her Down" instead.

pplains, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Crash Test Dummies first few albums are actually really solid. They do a nifty cover of The Replacements "Androgynous"! And a song about Superman!

And that song about Superman was actually a bigger hit in Canada than Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm was.

I'm still a bit baffled as to how "Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm" managed to be a number one hit.

MarkoP, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

You don't remember how "About a Girl" goes? That is their most Beatleseque song (and rendition).

LimbsKing, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"About a Girl" is great but the Unplugged version less so. "Loser" and "Kenneth" obv also classics but I get nostalgic for the Lemonheads on hot days like today so here's a vote for "Into Your Arms".

instant coffee happening between us (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Although Gin Blossoms were terrible, "Found out about you" was a pretty fine song. But it's gotta be "All Apologies." Great song, great recording by Albeenee

broom air, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

This poll was so long ago (my first one... screwed up the date) that I can't remember who I voted for. But I think it was also "All Apologies."

LimbsKing, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Like I'm not going to vote for the grudge-bearing stalker.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

you have a restraining order out on Ed Kowalczyk too?

some dude, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 17:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well done

robert mcnamara in reverse (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although Gin Blossoms were terrible

does not compute

fauxmarc, Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Boringly voting All Apologies.

to welcome jer.fairall, pie is served. (jer.fairall), Tuesday, 26 June 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 29 June 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

voted for Toad.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 29 June 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only things here I'm really sick of are the Offspring and maybe Bang & Blame.

LimbsKing, Friday, 29 June 2012 01:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I kind of don't mind any of these songs but I'm not excited by any of them.

Moka, Friday, 29 June 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't remember if I voted for "Kenneth" or Counting Crows' "Einstein on the Beach' which I seem to remember liking when I was 12 but maybe I don't anymore. Recall it being quite jaunty.

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Friday, 29 June 2012 02:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

guess i voted for Kenneth

Fas Ro Duh (Gukbe), Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait NOBODY likes philip glass?

da croupier, Saturday, 30 June 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

well in theory everybody does, i think

fauxmarc, Sunday, 1 July 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

y'know "All Apologies" is maybe the one Nirvana song i wouldn't mind never hearing again

goonrise zingdom (some dude), Sunday, 1 July 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's kind of awesome imo; I'm like the dude that things the chorus of "Bullet with Butterfly Wings" is a turd in a punchbowl, so the "in the sun" part of AA should really piss me off, it has no real right to work, and it works magnificently

like I see how lots of it (the q&a verses, that overinvoluted endchant) can come across as horrifically trite upon overexposure, but I think it sounds even more original than it did back then

heaven needed someone who rhymed with 'poop' (loves laboured breathing), Monday, 2 July 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i just don't really fuck with slow/midtempo Nirvana i think, am almost as weary of "Come As You Are" and "Dumb" and "Pennyroyal Tea"

goonrise zingdom (some dude), Monday, 2 July 2012 03:55 (2 years ago) Permalink


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