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documenting a rock shift

I want to illustrate the shift in rock music from hair metal (86-90) to grunge/ alt rock (91-95) with songs in a playlist. 

This idea grew out of my pathetic attempt to try to describe to a 13-year old what Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock" sounded like to my ears which had been previously been assaulted with Poison and Warrant.  (My year timing may be a little off, so let me know that, too.)

So, I'm looking for illustrative songs on both sides of the shift -- "Unskinny Bop" by Warrant followed by "Territorial Pissings" by Nirvana, for example. I think "Unskinny" came out in '89 and "Pissings" in '92. Just three years separated them, but their music was so far apart, it may as well have been separated by decades.

Thanks in advance!

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greatbearmd
Aug. 6th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
For the hair metal side, you got lots to choose from.
Warrant - Cherry Pie
Great White - Once Bitten Twice Shy
Winger - Seventeen
Poison - Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Europe - The Final Countdown
Quiet Riot - Come On Feel The Noise
White Lion - When The Children Cry

Counter these with stuff like this:
Anything from Pearl Jam (Jeremy, etc)
Nirvana (anything from In Utero)
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Alice in Chains - Man in a Box
Radiohead - Creep
Beck - Loser
Collective Soul - Shine

These are just off the top of my head. Should illustrate how things went from a party atmosphere to staring at your shoes. ;)
travspence
Aug. 6th, 2009 11:33 pm (UTC)
Ha! I was going to suggest juxtaposing Cherry Pie with Jeremy.
:-)

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