Paul’s Forgotten ’90s

Ard Na Greine 1992

Unlike Paul’s Forgotten ’80s and Paul’s More Forgotten ’80s, there are no chart placing restrictions on this one. While I spent the entire 1980s tracking the charts and keeping my own statistics, I stepped away from that during the 1990s as my musical tastes widened. Like previous projects, this is a five part virtual box set consisting of 100 tracks. And as before, there’s a rough theme with each playlist and I have tried to use single versions wherever possible. You’ll note that I have decided to stick with Spotify for the moment and work around its parameters. Those serious music fans expecting wall to wall obscure indie and electronica will be disappointed – for me to do so would completely miss the point and it was never just about those records anyway. As many have said, it’s a decade – not a genre. Having said that, Alphaville’s Forever Young seemed to be the anthem of our youth – the photo above is from summer 1992 and was taken in our weekend hangout; we played it constantly. See the My Bloody Valentine Glider t-shirt that I’m wearing – purchased at the May SFX gig. Earplugs optional but very welcome.

Part 1
01 A-Ha – Crying In The Rain
02 George Michael – Praying For Time
03 Julee Cruise – Falling (Radio Edit)
04 Van Morrison – Coney Island
05 Barrington Pheloung – Inspector Morse Theme (Full Version)
06 Enya – The Celts
07 Annie Lennox – Love Theme For A Vampire
08 Wendy Moten – Come In Out Of The Rain
09 Marcella Detroit – I Believe
10 Lisa Loeb – Stay (I Missed You)
11 Sophie B Hawkins – Right Beside You
12 Scarlet – Independent Love Song
13 Paula Cole – Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? (Single Version)
14 Alanis Morisette – Thank U
15 Paul Weller – Brand New Start
16 Jimmy Nail – Big River
17 Morrissey – Boxers
18 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds featuring Kylie Minogue – Where The Wild Roses Grow
19 The Beautiful South – Pretenders To The Throne
20 REM – Electrolite


Part 2
01 Absolutely Fabulous – Absolutely Fabulous
02 Tony Di Bart – The Real Thing (Joy Brothers 7″ Dance Mix)
03 Let Loose – Crazy For You
04 Deuce – Call It Love
05 Erasure – Fingers And Thumbs (Cold Summer’s Day) (Single Mix)
06 Donna Lewis – I Love You Always Forever
07 OTT – The Story Of Love
08 Conner Reeves – My Father’s Son
09 Alisha’s Attic – Indestructible
10 Mark Owen – Clementine
11 The Supernaturals – Smile
12 Shawn Mullins – Lullaby (Single Version)
13 Hanson – Weird
14 Bryan Adams – Cloud Number Nine (Chicane Mix)
15 Solid Harmonie – I Want You To Want Me
16 Hepburn – I Quit
17 Thunderbugs – Friends Forever
18 Matthew Marsden – The Heart’s Lone Desire
19 Adam Rickitt – I Breathe Again
20 Belvedere Kane – Never Felt As Good (7″ Radio Edit)


Part 3
01 Temple Of The Dog – Hunger Strike
02 Pearl Jam – Alive
03 Nirvana – Come As You Are
04 Soundgarden – Rusty Cage
05 Faith No More – Midlife Crisis
06 L7 – Pretend We’re Dead
07 Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You
08 Alice In Chains – Would?
09 Mudhoney – Suck You Dry
10 Soul Asylum – Black Gold
11 Lemonheads – It’s A Shame About Ray
12 Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy
13 Smashing Pumpkins – Disarm
14 Buffalo Tom – Tailights Fade
15 Sugar – If I Can’t Change Your Mind
16 Hole – Miss World
17 Dinosaur Jr – Feel The Pain
18 Sebadoh – Rebound
19 Mad Season – River Of Deceit
20 The Connells – ’74-’75


Part 4
01 Orbital – Chime (Edit)
02 Guru Josh – Infinity
03 Together – Hardcore Uproar (Radio Edit)
04 Moby – Go (Radio Edit)
05 Mike Oldfield – Sentinel (Single Restructure)
06 Urban Hype – A Trip To Trumpton
07 Smart E’s – Sesame’s Treet (Radio Edit)
08 Ambassadors Of Funk – Supermarioland (Radio Version)
09 Dreadzone – Little Britain (Single Mix)
10 Chemical Brothers – Leave Home (Radio Edit)
11 Goldie – Inner City Life (Radio Edit)
12 Tricky – Pumpkin (Edit)
13 Sneaker Pimps – Six Underground (Nellee Hooper’s Edit)
14 Portishead – All Mine
15 Finlay Quaye – Even After All
16 Bentley Rhythm Ace – Bentley’s Gonna Sort You Out
17 DJ Shadow – High Noon
18 Daft Punk – Around The World (Radio Edit)
19 Air – Sexy Boy (Radio Edit)
20 Aphex Twin – Girl / Boy Song


Part 5
01 Blur – Popscene
02 Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness (Radio Edit)
03 Pulp – Razzmatazz
04 Saint Etienne – Avenue (Single Version)
05 Suede – Stay Together (Edit)
06 Elastica – Connection
07 Inspiral Carpets featuring Mark E Smith – I Want You
08 Supergrass – Mansize Rooster
09 Stephen Duffy – London Girls
10 Sleeper – Inbetweener
11 The Stone Roses – Ten Storey Love Song
12 Dubstar – Not So Manic Now
13 Black Grape – Reverend Black Grape
14 McAlmont & Butler – Yes (Full Version)
15 Shed Seven – Chasing Rainbows
16 Cast – I’m So Lonely
17 Lightning Seeds – Perfect
18 Gomez – Whippin’ Piccadilly (Turbo Version)
19 Rialto – Monday Morning 5.19
20 Gay Dad – To Earth With Love (Radio Edit)

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