1992

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    Oct 25
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    Oct 28
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the best year of music

it's a common discussion among music affecionados--1968no, it's frequently an argument: what was the best overall year for music? old timers (and their children) fondly remember the music of the late sixties and early seventies. the beatles, stones, led zeppelin, jazz-rock, psychedelic...the music was exploding, and creativity was oozing. (it was a violent and sticky time)

1992 but maybe the era which saw the rise of grunge, took rap to a new level, the end of hair bands, and created a whole new wave of hard metal and electronic sounds, deserves some consideration.

since it's election time, it's time for you to vote. what was the best musical year? read on...

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    Aug 19
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    Aug 22
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1992 Part 2

There were some interesting developments in 1992 that proved to have long-lasting effects. Kurt Cobain was still alive; cobain he and his band Nirvana started making some pretty good music, which ultimately was and continues to be a pretty strong influence on Generation Y (or whatever they're called).

Red Hot Chili Peppers found their voice (trading in their penal sock puppets for some musical depth). Sting made an interesting fusion of rock and jazz. And Stone Temple Pilots brought the chords crashing in the anthemic "Plush."

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    Aug 12
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    Aug 15
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1992 Part 1

lyle lovett

After finally finishing my exhausting survey of 1967 (it took me almost 4 months), the year 1992 seems like a breeze. There are the usual 90s suspects: Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, Barenaked Ladies, and Metallica.

But my pick for the most interesting and lasting song from this week's show is Lyle Lovett's [left] "You've Been So Good." It's the bluesy tale of a father, or perhaps uncle, who sees a young person on the edge of going down a road of bad choices. Also featured is the Metallica classic, about an even younger person's danger's in the night.

This was the year that Eric Clapton unplugged, and finally won a grammy, selling 10 million CDs along the way, and Leonard Cohen released his most consistent CD, having dropped his voice about an octave and a half.