Saturday Morning Flashback: 1996 [Playlist]

Once again, we bravely set off into the past to revisit 1996.

April 2, 2018
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

Photo Marty Rosenbaum/WXRT


By Frank E. Lee

Once again, we bravely set off into the past to revisit 1996, a year of bewildering and wonderful sounds that covered the gamut of modern rock including ska-punk, grunge, and every possible permutation in between. I was able to create a viable blend of these disparate genres with only occasional lapses of continuity (which could be the result of temporal drift and Cerenkov radiation.) We also reminisced about the Bulls championship season, some scientific developments from 22 years back and a sad look at the dearly departed on the Rock and Roll Obituary.

Here's the playlist:

"Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin

"High Hopes" by Bruce Springsteen

"Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth" by Primitive Radio Gods

"The Old Apartment" by Barenaked Ladies

"Follow You Down" by Gin Blossoms

"Bittersweet Me" by R.E.M.

"Private Conversation" by Lyle Lovett

"If You Could Only See" by Tonic

"So Much To See" by Dave Matthews Band

"Outtasite" by Wilco

"Mas Y Mas" by Los Lobos

"Where It's At" by Beck

"Key West Intermezzo" by John Mellencamp

"No Excuses" (unplugged) by Alice In Chains

"A Long December" by Counting Crows

"Change the World" by Eric Clapton

"Big Me" by Foo Fighters

"Cold Shot" by Doctor John

"Criminal" by Fiona Apple

"Santeria" by Sublime

"One Headlight" by Wallflowers

"Bound For the Floor" by Local H

"The Distance" by Cake

"Fly Like An Eagle" by Seal

"Everyday Is A Winding Road" by Sheryl Crow

"God's Gallipoli" by Poi Dog Pondering

"Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik

"Walls (No. 3)" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

"Virtual Insanity" by Jamiroquai

"Everything Falls Apart" by Dog's Eye View

"Good Day For the Blues" by Storyville

"Burden In My Hand" by Soundgarden

"Desperately Wanting" by Better Than Ezra