: Alternative Rock Recommendations?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-02-07, 11:55 AM
So lately, I've been getting into some alternative rock, namely '90s Grunge. Stuff like Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice In Chains....and even a little bit of R.E.M. :shocked2:

What can you guys recommend?

pabstcadillac
07-02-07, 12:03 PM
Hank III, Tha' Legendary Shack Shakers, Unknown Hinson, Wayne "The Train" Hancock :alchi:

Bands pertaining your request on the other hand; NIN, Soundgarden, The Melvins, & Alkaline Trio to name a few. :alchi:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-02-07, 12:07 PM
I burned Soundgarden's "Superunknown" onto my computer last year, I liked "Blackout Sun" a lot, but then my computer crashed and I havent' gotten it back yet.

Benzilla
07-02-07, 12:18 PM
Wow, you're just discovering this stuff? Oh man, I don't know where to start.

Where did you burn the album from?

Anyway, you seem to be on the right track, as far as what bands you're listening to. Just keep digging into their stuff, you have plenty to choose from. And what's so shocking about R.E.M? they have some great stuff. Especially it's the end of the world as we know it. Did you know that they used that song as the pattern for the opening of Friends? Then they wrote the theme song with the same tempo later.

Well, that's my pearl of useless information for the day...

pabstcadillac
07-02-07, 12:18 PM
I burned Soundgarden's "Superunknown" onto my computer last year, I liked "Blackout Sun" a lot, but then my computer crashed and I havent' gotten it back yet.

You probably haven't gotten it back yet because it's called "Black Hole Sun". Also check into Temple Of The Dog, that was the guys from Pearl jam & Soundgarden before either of them became big. :alchi:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-02-07, 12:28 PM
Haha, wow I can't believe I missed that.

I was shocked to say REM because their group, (IIRC), atleast Michael Stipe, is super left and one of those environmentalist types...not exactly up my alley.

I burned the album from a copy I got from the college I went to. I don't go to college anymore and I don't dare step into the local public library, so I've either gotta buy it or download it.


Aside from Grunge, what other types of alternative is there?

93DevilleUSMC
07-02-07, 12:33 PM
There is also the Foo Fighters.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-02-07, 12:35 PM
Yes, weren't they started by Dave Grohl...the drummer from Nirvana?

pabstcadillac
07-02-07, 12:38 PM
Aside from Grunge, what other types of alternative is there?

Going back to my original post, Hank III ("Straight To Hell" album hasn't come out of my Cadi since I bought it), Unknown Hinson, The Reverend Horton Heat, etc. This is all more Rockabilly/Hellbilly music. :alchi:

93DevilleUSMC
07-02-07, 12:47 PM
Yes, weren't they started by Dave Grohl...the drummer from Nirvana?

Yep!

Spyder
07-02-07, 01:37 PM
Ha...My entire album of CD's would fit you nicely...well...if you pulled the country and the hard rock/metal out of it.

Try the song Stars by Hum. F'ing AWESOME song that no ones ever heard of.

Look into Floater. Probably hard to find as they're a local group up in the Portland area, but they come to Chico quite often and kinda call that one of their hometowns. Best way to describe them is if Pink Floyd was an early nineties grunge band with a bit of heavy metal mixed in. Gooood shiznit.

93DevilleUSMC
07-02-07, 02:17 PM
Also, try a song called Pepper by the Butthole Surfers. (ignore the badly named band)

gothicaleigh
07-02-07, 02:47 PM
Try this:
Alternative Nation (http://www.live365.com/stations/jtava)

It's one of the stations I listen to at work and will give you a good variety of what is out there in the alternative genre.
Alternative is kind of a catch all for many different kinds of music.

Jonas McFeely
07-02-07, 06:04 PM
Ha...My entire album of CD's would fit you nicely...well...if you pulled the country and the hard rock/metal out of it.

Try the song Stars by Hum.

Downloading as i type this. Evergreen Terrace apparently did a cover of it also...

Chad, you have SO MUCH to learn about great '90's music. I can help here. My computer is full of it. Well 80's and 90's alternative and rap.

I will post later with songs you have to download...

LS1Mike
07-02-07, 06:34 PM
How about some STP, it of course was mainstream, but still one of my personal favorites.

Boombotz
07-02-07, 08:34 PM
STP, Weezer, Green Day, Offspring, NIN, Phish.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-03-07, 10:54 PM
STP...that's the one I was thinking of. Scott Weiland and the rest of Pearl Jam (it was Pearl Jam right?). Is their stuff a lot like Pearl Jam?

What are great alternative albums?

So far, I have:

Automatic for the People: REM
Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness: Smashing Pumpkins
Dirt: Alice in Chains (or are they just metal?)
Nevermind: Nirvana
Ten: Pearl Jam

pabstcadillac
07-03-07, 11:46 PM
STP...that's the one I was thinking of. Scott Weiland and the rest of Pearl Jam (it was Pearl Jam right?). Is their stuff a lot like Pearl Jam?

Eddie Vedder was the lead singer of Pearl Jam. :alchi:

Scott was Stone Temple Pilots & Velvet Revolver. :alchi:

This thread makes me feel like I'm back in high school, getting drunk, running my car off the road into snow banks, throwing corn cobs at police cars, pi$$ing on door handles in the winter, etc. Man I miss the good ol' days. :alchi:

derrty_deville
07-03-07, 11:53 PM
What rock where you living under in the 90's Chad? I'd add to the list if I could remember names. Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View was pretty big in the bars down in Bama

pabstcadillac
07-03-07, 11:56 PM
What rock where you living under in the 90's Chad? I'd add to the list if I could remember names. Hootie and the Blowfish - Cracked Rear View was pretty big in the bars down in Bama

Ahh St. Cloud, I forgot to mention the time I was kicked out of Mario's Keller Bar (Under "The Red Carpet") for urinating in the peanut barrel. That was a GOOD nite. :alchi:

derrty_deville
07-04-07, 12:00 AM
My mom and my stepmom were bartenders back in the 90's when we lived in Bama. We would always be at the bar after school so I experienced 90's music alot there.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-04-07, 12:17 AM
My mom's got "Cracked Rear View", I've got "Let Her Cry" from that album, pretty good song. I wouldn't really consider them alternative though...maybe more like "adult comtemporary"?

I don't remember much of the music from the '90s, the stuff I do remember is what they played on KS95 back then, the chick artists like Cheryl Crow, Alanys Morisette, etc etc. When my mom and I used to go to her office in St Paul, we'd always listen to that stuff on the drive down, I can remember driving up 35-E, crossing the Mississippi river in that 626 we had listening to "Jagged Little Pill" when I was like eight or nine...1995-96.

Spyder
07-06-07, 05:18 PM
How'dja end up liking "Stars", hmmm?

Jonas McFeely
07-06-07, 05:36 PM
It was ok. Evergreen Terrace does a cover of it, which i would probably like better. Try this one: Reggie and the Full Effect - Thanx for stayin'. Its a great song

danbuc
07-06-07, 05:56 PM
Toadies- Possum Kingdom
Cake- Never There
Presidents of the united states of America- Peaches
Lit- Miserable
Collective Soul- Shine
Live- Lightning Crashes
Bush- Machine Head
Blur- Song 2
Space Hog- In the meantime
Monster Magnet- Space Lord
Oasis- Wonder Wall
Faith No More- Epic
Marcy's Playground- Sex and Candy
Squirrel Nut Zippers- Hell
Butthole Surfers- Pepper
Jane's Addiction- Jane Says
Harvey Danger- Flagpole Sitta
Everclear- Watch the World Die
Blind Melon- No Rain
311- All mixed up
Placebo- Pure Morning
Filter- Hey Man Nice SHot
Radiohead- Creep
Stone Temple Pilots- Plush
Tool- Schism
The Offspring- Hit That
Pearl Jam- Jeremy
Nirvana- Man who sold the world
Weezer- Undone
Smashing Pumpkins- 1979
Candlebox- Cover Me
Eve 6- Beautiful Oblivion
Blues Travelers- Runaround
Alice in Chains- Rooster


Hmm...that's all I can think of right now.

Get Sirius and listen to Lithium-90's Alternative and Grunge..it's channel 24 and it's kick ass


edit: I thought maybe I'd list a song by each band just for the hell of it. Only one song, but each one is one of that bands best hits.

Jonas McFeely
07-06-07, 06:08 PM
^^^ My childhood in a nutshell.

danbuc
07-06-07, 07:36 PM
^^^ My childhood in a nutshell.

That's why I love that station. Child of the 90's....:rolleyes:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-06-07, 07:51 PM
Jeremy spoke in class today.

^ my ringtone.

danbuc
07-06-07, 10:44 PM
I'm a big fan of Pure Morning by Placebo myself. Listen to it in the car quite often. Shine by Collective Soul is another great one too..

Some other bands I forgot...

Sublime- Santeria (my favorite ring tone)
Beck- Looser
hmm..I guess those were the only two I could remember on top of that list...haha.



edit:
Social Distortion- Ball and Chain
Soul Asylumn- Runaway Train
More keep popping into my head every few minutes...

Spyder
07-09-07, 01:02 AM
Dude. This thread is awesome. Friday night we had a band in the bar, called Metaln, which you can find on myspace at myspace.com/metaln, who played

Candlebox, Alice in Chains, Ozzy, Pearl Jam, STP and some Silverchair. They f'ing rock. I'm working on getting them to come back to the bar soon, cause they are GOOD.

That is all.

fpmesiIII
07-09-07, 06:18 PM
Bush ?

danbuc
07-10-07, 02:15 PM
No Doubt
4 Non Blondes
Hole
Garbage

There were a lot of different bands around back then...

I was gonna add Veruca Salt, but I don't really like them at all...

pabstcadillac
07-10-07, 02:23 PM
No Doubt
4 Non Blondes
Hole
Garbage

There were a lot of different bands around back then...

I was gonna add Veruca Salt, but I don't really like them at all...

Hmmm 4 bands w/ chick singers. Is there any reason you put Hole next to Garbage? I'm just curious since Courtly Love's hole is garbage. :alchi:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-05-07, 10:42 PM
Alright, after a few weeks, a few downloads on iTunes and a few bought albums, here's what I got so far:

Downloaded off of iTunes:

Jane Says: Jane's Addiction
Been Cought Stealing: Jane's Addiction
Bound For the Floor: Local H (props to Jonas for the recommendation)
Sex and Candy: Marcy Playground
Heart Shaped Box: Nirvana
Wonderwall: Oasis
Champagne Supernova: Oasis (probably one of my favorite '90s songs)
Pretty Fly (For a White Guy): Offspring (loved that song when I was like 12)
Plush: Stone Temple Pilots
Interstate Love Song: Stone Temple Pilots
Fast Car: Tracy Chapman (excellent, excellent song)

Champagne Supernova turned me onto Oasis. I read the album reviews on Amazon.com and on Wikipedia, and I liked what I heard, plus my best friend told me (What's the Story) Morning Glory was a great album, so I went out and bought it on Friday, and after a few thorough listens, I'm quite satisfied. It's got something for everyone...fast paced songs about drugs (Morning Glory), happy poppy tunes (She's Electric), ballads (Champagne Supernova, Wonderwall). I like britpop, I think I'll start to buy more of Oasis, then maybe move into Coldplay and other bands of that sort.

Spyder
08-05-07, 11:12 PM
Semisonic: Closing Time is good..

Oasis has good songs. I like the ones you listed along with... ... ... lemme look them up... Don't go away, so sally can wait, little by little, stop crying your heart out, the importance of being idle...

Not entirely sure if those are ACTUALLY the titles, but that's the Oasis i have on my computer...all of which are good.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
08-06-07, 12:06 AM
Ah, I remember hearing that song on the radio when it came out back in like '97. My cat just died, it was on the radio as I drifted off to sleep at night, so that song always was depressing to me, even though it wasn't a sad song.

Last year, my best friend started getting into '90s radio hits again. One of the first songs he told me about was The Wallflowers' "One Headlight"...another great '90s radio hit.

Spyder
08-06-07, 12:11 AM
Ha, yea, that entire ALBUM is really good actually...

P-Funk
08-06-07, 09:29 PM
Oasis is really good.
My favorite alt. rock/grunge albums would be Nevermind and Unplugged in New York (Nirvana) and Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins).

Some other good songs:

No Rain - Blind Melon
Don't Look Back in Anger - Oasis
Friends of P. - the Rentals
Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog
Mr. Brightside - the Killers


As mentioned earlier, Garbage has a bunch of good songs (Supervixen, Only Happy When it Rains, #1 Crush, Wicked Ways, etc.)
Blue October also has some good ones.
Depeche Mode

I guess that's a good start.

Murphyg
08-07-07, 12:20 AM
Not sure as to what genre they are classed as, but Nickleback is definitally Rock. And may well be refered to as alternative.
Can say one thing about them though. If your lookin for a lyricist that pours his heart into his music as Kobain did with Nirvana, then listen to Nickleback and listen to the words.

Rolex
08-07-07, 12:58 AM
You guys have come up with some great lists. I love it, but I haven't seen Monster Magnet - Space Lord.

The Pearl Jam 10 album is one of those that I could put on and listen to the entire thing. There weren't any bad tunes on that disc. :thumbsup:

Audioslave, Soundgarden (and some of Chris Cornell's solo work), and early STP are all good stuff in my book.

dkozloski
08-07-07, 01:25 AM
I like D-4 Brown's Hill decomposed granite.

P-Funk
08-07-07, 07:53 PM
Space Lord is a good song. If you like that one, you might also like Living Dead Girl and Dragula by Rob Zombie.