90s Monday – Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey

From the end of the movie Gift – Perry Farrell from Jane’s Addiction and Ice-T from Body Count duel it out with Sly & The Family Stone’s classic.

Original lyrics:

Don’t call me nigger, whitey
Don’t call me whitey, nigger

Don’t call me nigger, whitey
Don’t call me whitey, nigger

Well I was down, across the country
And I heard two voices ring
They were talkin’ angry to each other
And neither other could change a thing

Don’t call me nigger, whitey
Don’t call me whitey, nigger…

90s Monday: The Prodigy, Breathe

I’d forgotten all about The Prodigy. It’s hard to believe this album is 20 years old. It still holds up to all the EDM out today.

I ended up having a great workout. Breathe also got the ideas flowing for my next book. Psycho-somatic addict-insane? The lyrics could have been written by John Branch himself. If anyone of you have read SICK or SICKER, you’ll know what I mean.

Smack My Bitch Up is also applicable, lol. (inside joke for those who’ve read Part II)

“Breathe”

Breathe with me
Breathe the pressure
Come play my game
I’ll test ya
Psycho-somatic addict-insane
Come play my game
Inhale inhale. You’re the victim
Come play my game
Exhale exhale exhale

90s Monday: Scott Weiland with Stone Temple Pilots Unplugged

Stone Temple Pilots was not one of my favorite bands of the 90s, but their music was always playing on my friends’ CD players, on the radio, and on MTV. I can’t help but get nostalgic when I hear them.

We lost many remarkable artists from the 90s. It’s tragic how after making it to the age of 48, Scott Weiland still couldn’t let go of drugs.

Rest in Peace Scott Weiland.

What’s your favorite Stone Temple Pilots song?

Which artist’s death has affected you the most?

Why does it seem talented and creative people are more susceptible to addiction?

90s Monday: The Drowners by SUEDE

Brett Anderson

Girl or guy–who doesn’t swoon over Brett Anderson? Gaaahhh! So pretty.

In case you haven’t heard, “Suede will release their stunning new album ‘Night Thoughts‘ on January 22nd, 2016.” That happens to be my birthday, so if anyone wants to gift it to me on iTunes… Happy Birthday to me!

Here’s the US and UK version for your viewing pleasure. Which one do you like better?

They also have a Twitter and Facebook.

90s Monday: The Burn from The Crow Soundtrack

Brandon Lee The Crow Gif

The Crow is one of my favorite movies of the 90s. It has an amazing dark and romantic soundtrack. I just love how The Cure‘s song plunges in and sweeps you away.

I wish they hadn’t made the sequels. They should have just left it alone. There is a remake of The Crow struggling to materialize, but the project seems cursed. Fine with me. There is no replacing this movie, especially because of the tragic death of its star.

Enjoy!

90s Monday: So Alive

Love and Rockets So Alive

Love and Rockets

This song was released just shy of 1990, but I’m including in in 90’s Monday anyway. Close enough, right?

Love and Rockets was formed by Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins after Bauhaus split up (we’ll visit Peter Murphy in the next post). I think So Alive one of the sexiest songs of that time. It never gets old.

What do you think?

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90s Monday: Freedom '76

The first book of my series-in-progress is set in New Hope, Pennsylvania; a tiny town harboring an eclectic mix of history, art, and assorted weirdness. During my recent trip to New Jersey, I was able to pop across the Delaware River to investigate.

While I was there, my aunt informed me that the band Ween is from New Hope. Ween happens to be one of my favorite bands from the 90s. Freaky coincidence? No, not really, but please enjoy this special selection from their 1994 album, Chocolate and Cheese.

90's Monday: Where is My Mind?

I know, I know… this song was first released in 1988. And it gained more notoriety from the movie Fight Club, which didn’t come out until the tail end of the 90’s.

I wasn’t into the Pixies in ’88 because I was only eleven years old and still listening to Milli Vanilli, but I did become a diehard fan long before Chuck Palahniuk‘s book was made a movie.

I’m adding this song to 90’s Monday because that’s when I discovered the Pixies and have listened to them ever since. This song is from the album Surfer Rosa, but I love all their albums. They are the band that always does it for me no matter how many times I listen to them or how music changes. They may just be my all time favorite band EVER.

During the 90’s Frank Black went solo and Kim Deal formed The Breeders. I had the pleasure of seeing Frank Black and the Catholics on one of my chemically-soddened birthday’s at some venue in downtown Orlando. Circa 2004, my dream came true when the Pixies reunited and I went to their concert somewhere in South Florida. In my brief stint as a bass player our band covered this song. I got to play Kim Deal’s part and sing the eerie “oooh-ooooooohhhh!!!”

Effing love them!

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