Saturday Morning Flashback: 1991 [Playlist]

March 26, 2018
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By Frank E. Lee

We wrangled the time stream successfully once again for a trip to 1991: the year of the Bulls first championship, the beginning of dissolution of the USSR, and the internet reached the million computer connection mark. The music was excellent too, with the first fully realized grunge/alternative rock albums emerging along with some jammy bands and traditional big arena groups as well. There were some good covers of the Grateful Dead, Jimi and Fleetwood Mac just for spice. As always, our journey was paradox and anachronism free and none of the laws of thermodynamics were violated. Here's the playlist:

"Chocolate Cake" by Crowded House

"I Am One" by Smashing Pumpkins

"Little Wing" by Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Uncle John's Band" by Indigo Girls

"Friend of the Devil" by Lyle Lovett

"There She Goes" by the La's

"Go Back To Your Woods" by Robbie Robertson

"Unbelievable" by EMF

"So You Think You're In Love" by Robyn Hitchcock

"On a Plain" by Nirvana

"Top of the Pops" by the Smithereens

"Crazy" by Seal

"Jack Ass Ginger" by Poi Dog Pondering

"Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn

"Sax and Violins" by Talking Heads

"Love and Happiness" by John Mellencamp

"Radio Song" by R.E.M.

"I've Been Waiting" by Matthew Sweet

"Heavy Fuel" by Dire Straits

"Slow Ride" by Bonnie Raitt

"One" by U2

"Rush" by Big Audio Dynamite 2

"This Is Hip" by John Lee Hooker

"Alive" by Pearl Jam

"All I Want" by Toad the Wet Sprocket

"Woman With the Strength of 10000 Men" by Peter Himmelman

"Too Good to be True" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"All in the Groove" by Blues Traveler

"3 Strange Days" by School Of Fish

"Breaking the Girl" by Red Hot Chili Peppers

"Oh Well" by Joe Jackson