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Best Weezer/Nirvana/Stone Temple Pearljam, er-- PILOTS!/Gin Blossoms/Soul Asylum Tracks?


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Initial post: Feb 19, 2013 12:39:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 12:40:20 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Okay folks. Grow out the rubbish beards and pull on the flannel shirts and Doc Martens. We're going back to the 1990s with Mr. Peabody and Sherman.

I ask because I'm scaling down my collection because I'm hopefully graduating with the PhD/moving on in the next year or so and I'm completely bloody sick of moving all my CDs. While I enjoy their stuff, I don't enjoy them enough to keep every bloody release, though I'm probably keeping "Dusted" by The Gin Blossoms because it sounds nothing like their output from 1992 onward, but instead every song sounds like a Grant Hart-sang Husker Du track at 45 RPM.

I'm trying to fit each group to one disc so any suggestions would be smashing. If you don't like any of those groups, don't take up discussion space with it, please. That's your right, but it's a bit pointless responding to a post about favorite band tracks when you dislike a band.

FYI: Pretty sure the cover of "Brain Stew" from the Record Store Day release is going on the Weezer comp as are the Vaselines covers going on the Nirvana one. The only dead certs are "Idiot Summer," "Come on Hard" and "Wasting My Time (My Biggest Date)" for The Gin Blossoms. However, "Plush" and "Big Empty" are NOT going on the STP compilation. Lastly, the only dead certs for Soul Asylum are "Cartoon" and "Misery."

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 1:07:50 PM PST
I'm a pretty big Weezer fan up to and including "Make Believe". However, if I were forced to choose...it would be the blue album hands down.

Same goes for STP..."Core" all the way.

IMHO...you may regret downsizing someday:0)

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 1:35:49 PM PST
SuziBeth says:
Yeah, the last thing Cody said.
I Love all those bands! Dude, can't you just get an ipod/ipad and then you won't have to lug your cds?
(BTW, I'm from Seattle. We still wear flannel and long johns here because it's still f&%ing cold and I'm not giving up my olive green Docs! :)

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 1:56:32 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Problem is Cody, and SuziBeth for that matter, I'm getting on in years and I listen to the same bloody artists over and over again. The bands I mean existed in that period of college rock before it turned alternative (before 1991).

If I can rip the better tracks to the computer and make hard copy comp discs of those I don't like as much as say The Smiths or Joy Division, I'd like to. Get what I should keep and schlep the rest to the resale shops, that's my thinking.

I've given this a lot of thought. How can I regret then what I'm regretting now?

P.S. Still sporting the DMs and the leather cop jacket in Chicago as well, SuziBeth. LOVE that lake effect snow.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 2:13:10 PM PST
S. Rice says:
Actually, Black Gold is pretty close to what I'd choose for a Soul Asylum comp CD.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 2:30:37 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Just keep Bleach and ditch the rest.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 2:31:44 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 19, 2013 2:32:22 PM PST
SuziBeth says:
I see what you mean, S.S. My cds are all gone. I've have all the albums I want on my computer, since it doesn't take much space (w/backups on flash drives) and then EVERY SINGLE SONG on my iPod is hand-picked, just songs I really dig, so when I listen to 'shuffled' music, I never need/want to skip anything. It's been a long, ongoing process (but a labor of love) and I've whittled my iPod library to about 2200 songs.
Some stuff, I've listened to for so long, and while I still like it, can't sit and listen to it these days (i.e. Led Zeppelin, etc.) I've ODed on it. But I have very eclectic tastes in music, love so many different genres, and I devour new music, so I'm always "auditioning" new music for my iPod. It's my hobby, I guess.
Hmmm......I seem to be rambling on and not really helping you at all. Music is a personal, subjective thing, though. Good luck with your project. And congrats on your forthcoming PhD!
(I imagine Chicago gets much more snow than Seattle. Not rain, of course, but snow :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 6:15:37 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
That's actually what I was thinking, Johnny Bee. Maybe Bleach in its entirety with the Vaselines songs off Incesticide, "In Bloom," from Nevermind, the SNL version of "**** Me," and "You Know You're Right."

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 6:24:23 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Yeah, that's not a bad one, S. Rice. I'd probably put their cover of The Vibrators' "Baby Baby" from the Freedom of Choice compilation on there (though I am keeping that disc), and maybe the cover of "Shooting Star" from the On Golden Smog EP since Dan Murphy was involved in that. Maybe the tracks from the MTV Inaugural Ball (well, maybe not "Black Gold" since Pirner fell on his tuchus at the beginning) and couple of the Unplugged versions of songs from Grave Dancers Union.

"Summer of Drugs" is right out though. They did a big singalong to that at the end of a show they did in '95 with The Jayhawks, Victoria Williams and Matthew Creosote, er, Matthew Sweet (If you've seen him of late, you'd understand the confusion) at the venue formerly known as Deer Creek. Found myself wanting to do an impression of Leon Trotsky before Pirner got to the chorus the first time around.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 7:01:13 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
"I see what you mean, S.S. My cds are all gone."
***Yeah, but I don't want to get rid of all of them, because there are those groups that I like most of their albums. Granted, most of those groups were dead and gone by the time I reached secondary school (Misfits, The Police, Husker Du, The Replacements, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys) or slowed down considerably (R.E.M., The Cure, The Ramones, Violent Femmes), but I want to keep physical copies in case something goes *** over teakettle with the MPEGs.

By and large though, the 1990s is a decade I could seal the vault on without much regret. It was high school and undergrad and they were like a jet engine. They sucked and blew. I'll give Sloan and Green Day ample warning to get clear, but so many of those bands I could count the songs I like by them on the hands of a rubbish woodshop student, or a leper's stump. Why keep Sparkle and Fade by Everclear when the only songs I like are the big hits ("Santa Monica," "Heartspark Dollarsign," and "You Make Me Feel Like a Kardashian" (I know that's not the title. Go with the joke, folks.)?

I've have all the albums I want on my computer, since it doesn't take much space (w/backups on flash drives) and then EVERY SINGLE SONG on my iPod is hand-picked, just songs I really dig, so when I listen to 'shuffled' music, I never need/want to skip anything. It's been a long, ongoing process (but a labor of love) and I've whittled my iPod library to about 2200 songs.
***I'm envious. Between The Ramones and R.E.M. when one factors in the Christmas Fan Club Singles of the latter, I'd be left with less than 50% of my iPod's space.

I'm always "auditioning" new music for my iPod. It's my hobby, I guess.
***I do the same, but it's not really "new" as much as stuff I missed the first time around. In the last two years, I've devoured everything by Naked Raygun and The Effigies I can get my hands on realizing "You mean there's bands from Chicago that aren't industrial or featuring Billy Corgan's whining in tune?" Just downloaded an EP by Moby's old hardcore band Vatican Commandos. I'm looking forward to that. There's a few new bands I enjoy that I grab their stuff when I see it like Dum Dum Girls and The Raveonettes, but some of this stuff I hear, like Arcade Fire, I think "Man, that was great when that was Echo and the Bunnymen."

Hmmm......I seem to be rambling on and not really helping you at all.
***Oh I beg to differ. You're getting me to reflect on things. You had the best intentions when you posted and I see no reason to declare your efforts a failure. You're actually helping me quite a bit.

Music is a personal, subjective thing, though. Good luck with your project.
***Thanks and you DID help.

And congrats on your forthcoming PhD!
***Thanks. Got through fields and my prospectus defense. Writing the chapters now. A month or so behind. Wish I'd got it when I was still in my twenties, but between lack of funds, getting kicked to the kerb by a girl I mistook for human (Karma's since planted a boot in her backside) and a rapid succession of deaths in the family, it was "1, 2, 3 strikes yer out at the old ball game." A year off turned into seven. I'm at a great school now though (Northern Illinois) and my dissertation committee's the best trio this side of Cream or The Police. Hope to have a chapter into them when 2/3 of them get back from the 20th C. Conference at KY.

(I imagine Chicago gets much more snow than Seattle. Not rain, of course, but snow :)
***Yeah, my Mom warned me about that when I left Central Indiana. She was a local, grew up on the South Side. I thought "Aw come on, it's just a few hours difference from Terrible Haute/Indianapolis/Bloomington. It can't be THAT bad." To quote Freakazoid!: "DUMB! DUMB! DUMB!" The wind takes off the top five layers of skin and the locals consider a foot of snow to be a "dusting."

My fifth year here, I've realized something: I'm a ma-hoo-sive WUSS.

Thanks to you and all who've put in their two bob thus far.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 8:30:07 PM PST
S. Rice says:
You've got a much deeper knowledge of Soul Asylum, S. Stalcup. Honestly, I was never more than a casual fan. I had Grave Diggers Union, Let Your Dim Light Shine and maybe one or two of their earlier albums but that's it. They started out in shadow of The Replacements and Hüsker Dü and ended up lost in the Goo Goo Dolls-Lemonheads-Jayhawks mess that was early 90's Alternative Rock. Post your mix when you finish it; I'd be interested in revisiting them and seeing what I might have missed out on the first time around.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 8:33:55 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Will do, though I don't have anything from their period as Loud Fast Rules on CD. All my Twin/Tone stuff was on tape. It's funny that my favorite song by them is "Cartoon," which is the song Dan Murphy took lead on and he's not even in the group anymore!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 19, 2013 8:42:44 PM PST
SuziBeth says:
"Bloody", "rubbish", "two bob": are you sure you're not a Brit?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 4:51:42 AM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Grew up in a family of Scottish and Irish folks, SuziBeth, so you're close. Mind, the surname is Swedish, but the thankfully dead b*st*rd mom married bailed early on. Should probably go back to Kelly or Ferguson. "Stalcup" sounds like something ya take a drug test in.

Go in the stall. There's the cup. Let's see how many poppy seeds were on your sandwich from Arby's.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 5:13:38 AM PST
Johnny Bee says:
SS - Seems like a plan ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 6:48:11 AM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Yeah, they were such a derivative group, really. In a large bowl, combine:
* The Pixies' song format
* The Replacements stage wear
* "Damaged" Heartthrob every teenage girl wants to take care of.
* Sprinkle with large amounts of drugs.
* Pour into molds and pop (music) them out when masses get bored with hair bands and enjoy until the mid-1990s!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 9:29:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2013 9:37:01 AM PST
Stranger
Long Day
Long Way Home
Never Really Been
Freaks
Never Too Soon
Closer To The Stars
Sometime To Return
Cartoon
Nice Guys (Don't Get Paid)
Be On Your Way
All The King's Men
Just Plain Evil
Chains
Close

Covers:
Your Generation, That's When I Reach For My Revolver, Shakin' Street,
Sexual Healing, Love Will Tear Us Apart, Ooh La La-

That'll do it. DO NOT like the other 2. "Found Out About You"
is a FUN song, tho - great to sing along to as you make up the
lyrics as you go. RIP Doug Hopkins-

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 10:22:50 AM PST
=w=

My Name is Jonas
Buddy Holly
Undone(the sweater song)
Surfwax America
In the Garage
Holiday
Only in Dreams

Tired of Sex
No Other One
Why Bother?
El Scorcho
Pink Triangle
Falling For You

Don't Let Go
Hash Pipe
Island in the Sun
Knock Down Drag Out

Troublemaker
Pork and Beans
Dreamin'

This is Such a Pity
Hold Me
The Damage in Your Heart
The Other Way
Freak Me Out

In the Mall

Posted on Feb 20, 2013 12:30:24 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 20, 2013 12:30:49 PM PST
I have all but two Stone Temple Pilots albums (the last two), but I think I'd be just as happy with a CDR compiling the best tracks from each. Mostly the hits (of which there were many), but also some key album tracks like "Meat Plow", "Unglued", "Tumble in the Rough", "Adhesive", etc.

I'm not downsizing my collection ever again, though. I'll buy a bigger house if I have to ;o)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2013 4:20:46 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
And I respect your choice on that, Rare Goat, but for all the bands that I do like and whose work I am holding on to, some have got to go. They're going unplayed and they'd be better off being enjoyed by someone else.

There are worse cases in the collection, be they:
A.) Artists I tried to get into because my friends were into it and I wanted to fit in (Sadly, Tom Waits fits this category)
or
B.) Stuff I bought because I was trying to get in good with some arty goth/hippie female, paying no heed to her no-neck boyfriend with the inability to measure out the right amount of cologne and over-gel-ed buzzcut (Just WHAT are they keeping stiff? It's like eunuchs popping Viagra!)

Worst hit are going to be the 1990s. Most of my 1980s period stuff is on compilations as is, so I can whittle those down without much issue.

I could probably make 20-25 mixdiscs to listen to for the next thirty-eight and I'd still die a happy bunny.

Thanks again to all who've given me playlists. Do please keep 'em coming. Won't begin schlepping these discs 'til next month.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 3:36:00 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 21, 2013 3:41:02 PM PST
Johnny Bee says:
Would that be Bob Mould(s) ;-)

The cover of this pretty much sums up that era for me
Jukebox Explosion

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 21, 2013 5:34:26 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Bob Moulds . . .
(standing ovation)
WELL DONE!
I'm going to be laughing about that the whole weekend! Thanks Johnny!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2013 4:17:56 PM PST
Bob Moulds' brother Eric had a successful
career as a WR for the Buffalo Bills.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2013 5:35:45 PM PST
S. Stalcup says:
Must admit, bit of a reach there, Thomas, but still pretty funny.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2013 8:24:02 PM PST
Thanks S. - I fry my best.
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