Tag: 1992

Song Of The Day: Tripping Daisy, “My Umbrella”

To celebrate what would have been the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Dallas-based Alternative Rock station 94.5 KDGE, we reminisce about the greatest legacy the station gave us–a love affair with one of the best psychedelic bubblegrunge bands of all time, Tripping Daisy.

Laraaji, “Being Here”

Can’t sleep? Laraaji can help you obtain pure relaxation.

6/45: Gaunt, “Jim Motherfucker” c/w “Spine”

The 18th anniversary of a punk rocker’s tragic death causes us to wax philosophical on the very first single of his that I owned, as well as a recollection on how he helped to launch my online writing career.

Song Of The Day: Felt, “Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow (Demo)”

Taken from the 1992 Cherry Red release, Primitive Painters.

Song Of The Day: Soul Asylum, “Runaway Train”

Taken from the Columbia/Legacy Recordings release, “Live from Liberty Lunch, TX” Thursday 12/3/92.

Yngwie Malmsteen: Fire & Ice: Expanded Edition (HNE Recordings)

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen’s sixth album was a frustrating listen; on one hand, it offered some fine explorations of his talents. On the other, it offered up hard rock productions that had become passé by the time of the album’s release. This reissue gives the listener a chance to reevaluate the album, twenty-five years on.

k.d. lang: Ingénue: 25th Anniversary Edition (Nonesuch Records)

k.d. lang’s 1992 album Ingénue was her attempt at a pop crossover, and it succeeded beyond all expectations. This twenty-fifth anniversary deluxe edition is skimpy and frustrating, but it doesn’t change the fact that Ingénue is both one of her finest albums of her career and one of the best albums of the 1990s.

Various Artists: Singles: Deluxe Edition (Legacy Recordings)

Some thoughts on the bittersweet, unfortunately timed deluxe reissue of the Singles soundtrack.

John Cale: Fragments Of A Rainy Season (Domino)

John Cale’s 1992 live album, Fragments Of A Rainy Season, was an experiment in performing his material in true solo fashion–him onstage, alone with just his guitar or piano. It was a calculated risk, and one that resulted in one of his finest albums to date.

BOOK EXCERPT: Never Critique Your Friends, by Everett True

We are pleased to present an exclusive excerpt from Everett True’s forthcoming book, Electrical Storm. In this powerful excerpt, we learn what happened when True critiqued his friends in the band Lush.