The Biographica Mix, Part Three: 1992 - Grunge Grungy Grunge Grunge

You know, I actually thought I'd get more response from people with these mixes, particularly given how much reaction I got from my nostalgic Pearl Jam post. I could see, though, how this might be boring to read for some people, particularly those who didn't know me at these points. I'm pretty sure, though, that I'll cover all of you at some point.

Still, I'm enjoying writing these out, as it's making me listen to them while I type.

Sheep that I was, grunge was my flavor of the day. Besides more bands from Seattle, I also added a few choice "alternative" acts that had bubbled up, and I got my first taste of a punk/noise/art rock giant. Of particular note is that, of the three mixes I've listed so far, there's one band that has appeared on all of them.

"State of Love and Trust" by Pearl Jam
"Dive" by Nirvana
"Would" by Alice In Chains
"Sex Type Thing" by Stone Temple Pilots
"Drown" by Smashing Pumpkins
"Drive" by R.E.M.
"100%" by Sonic Youth
"Gratitude" by the Beastie Boys
"Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine
"Nearly Lost You" by the Screaming Trees
"Somebody to Shove" by Soul Asylum
"Dyslexic Heart" by Paul Westerberg
"Try Not to Breathe" by R.E.M.
"Sugar Cane" by Sonic Youth
"Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots
"Them Bones" by Alice In Chains
"Bullet in the Head" by Rage Against the Machine
"Wish" by Nine Inch Nails
"Aneurysm" by Nirvana

It's not hard to see the influence the movie "Singles" had on my listening tastes, although I don't know that I've really listened to another Paul Westerberg or Screaming Trees song than the ones on that soundtrack.

Most notable, of course, is "Somebody to Shove," a song the first band I was ever in would end up covering. We were nothing if not products of our time.