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OT music thread: indie rock, when it used to be the electric white boy blues

I experienced another whoosh when MM posted a Mountain Goats reference that slipped by me...I've fallen behind the indie rock times...I've become old and crotchety and everybody's an asshole in my eyes. They just don't make indie music like they used to (big exception is No Age). And if there was a WCKG for indie rock, I would be the DJ playing "The Freed Pig" by Sebadoh at least 5x from 9-5, Monday through Friday.

Anyway, I recently made a mix that comprised the nuggets from the artists I used to listen to heavily from 1988 up to 1999. Neither is the time period nor the artists I chose were random. For example, I left out REM, the Replacements, the Smiths, Housemartins, Go-Betweens, most of the groundbreaking indie music from SST and Touch and Go. In proper order:

Tortoise - Gamera

Stereolab - Au grand jour

Yo La Tengo - Sugarcube

Heavenly - Tool

The Clean - I wait around

Teenage Fanclub - Everything flows

Pavement - Date with IKEA

Superchunk - It's so hard to fall in love

Dinosaur Jr - Just like heaven

Vaselines - Son of a gun

Guided by Voices - Teenage FBI (alternative version)

Belle and Sebastian - The state i'm in

Sea and Cake - Jacking the ball

Modest Mouse - Polar opposites

Pixies - Wave of mutilation (surf version)

Jesus and Mary Chain - Just like honey


Other notes: I'm holding back on the shows I'm seeing this fall because I'm saving up for a big move during the winter months, but I will see the Dirty Three and Os Mutantes (!!!) in September and October.

 

Cheers,

OSFIB


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