Paul’s More Forgotten ’90s

This is the follow-up to Paul’s Forgotten ’90s and was compiled in May of this year. As is now customary, each playlist is loosely themed with the first one focusing on a mix of pop and rock icons. I really hope you dig the mini PSB sequence. Part 2 concentrates on the alternative country phenomenon that dominated the latter part of the decade. Meanwhile the third instalment focuses on Irish rock, running from 1990-1997 which coincides with the staging of Féile. For Part 4 – the dance element – I’ve gone back to the ’80s for the opening quartet while later on it’s all about trip hop. The final playlist is one of two halves; some Madchester mop-ups and mop tops leading into a mini Britpop alternative circuit. The photograph (one of a handful I have from the decade) dates from October 1995.

Part 1
01 The Notting Hillbillies – Your Own Sweet Way
02 Chris Isaak – Blue Hotel
03 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Learning To Fly
04 Tears For Fears – Advice For The Young At Heart
05 The Chills – Heavenly Pop Hit
06 Nick Kamen – I Promised Myself
07 Pet Shop Boys – Being Boring (Single Mix)
08 Dusty Springfield – Reputation
09 Liza Minnelli – Love Pains
10 Cicero – Love Is Everywhere
11 Prefab Sprout – If You Don’t Love Me
12 Kim Wilde – Love Is Holy
13 Debbie Harry – Strike Me Pink
14 The Pogues – Tuesday Morning
15 Chris Rea – Julia
16 Van Morrison – Days Like These
17 Lloyd Cole – Sentimental Fool
18 David Bowie – Strangers When We Meet (Single Edit)
19 Morrissey & Siouxsie – Interlude
20 Passengers – Miss Sarajevo (Single Edit)


Part 2
01 Palace Music – The Mountain
02 Neal Casal – Day In The Sun
03 Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball
04 Lullaby For The Working Class – February North 24th Street
05 Lambchop – Whitey
06 Richmond Fontaine – El Cortez
07 Whiskeytown – 16 Days
08 16 Horsepower – The Partisan
09 Josh Rouse – Dressed Up Like Nebraska
10 Lucinda Williams – Right In Time
11 Silver Jews – Send In The Clouds
12 Pernice Brothers – Clear Spot
13 Wilco – Can’t Stand It
14 Peter Bruntnell – By The Time My Head Gets To Phoenix
15 Vic Chesnutt – Until The Led
16 Calexico – The Ride, Part 2
17 Nadine – Out On A Limb
18 The Handsome Family – My Beautiful Bride
19 The Walkabouts – Drown
20 Shelby Lynne – Leavin’


Part 3
01 Power Of Dreams – 100 Ways To Kill A Love
02 That Petrol Emotion – Hey Venus
03 Hothouse Flowers – Give It Up
04 Hinterland – Desert Boots
05 Sinéad O’Connor – Three Babies
06 The Fat Lady Sings – Dronning Maud Land
07 The Cranberries – Uncertain
08 Engine Alley – The Flowers
09 Harvest Ministers – You Do My World The World Of Good
10 Brian – You Don’t Want A Boyfriend
11 Into Paradise – Angel
12 The Frank & Walters – Happy Busman
13 Sultans Of Ping F.C. – Veronica
14 Something Happens! – Daisyhead
15 Therapy? – Die Laughing
16 Ash – Petrol
17 Whipping Boy – Twinkle
18 The Divine Comedy – The Frog Princess
19 The Hitchers – Strachan
20 A House – Without Dreams


Part 4
01 Heaven 17 – Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix Edit)
02 Erasure – Who Needs Love Like That? (Hamburg Mix)
03 Hue & Cry – Labour Of Love (7″ Urban Edit)
04 New Order – 1963 (Arthur Baker Radio Remix)
05 Portishead – Numb
06 Massive Attack – Sly (7″ Edit)
07 Mulu – Desire
08 Tricky – Christiansands
09 DJ Krush – Only The Strong Survive
10 The Herbaliser – Original Blend
11 DJ Cam – Innervisions
12 DJ Shadow – Stem
13 Beth Orton – Best Bit
14 808 State featuring James Dean Bradfield – Lopez
15 Fatboy Slim – Punk To Funk
16 Propellerheads – Take California (Short One)
17 Lo-Fidelity Allstars – Blisters On My Brain (David E. Sugar Radio Edit)
18 Coldcut – Timber (Chopped-Down Radio Edit)
19 David Holmes – Don’t Die Just Yet (The Holiday Girl – Arab Strap Remix)
20 Kraftwerk – Expo 2000 (Kling Klang Mix 2000 Radio Edit)


Part 5
01 The Blue Aeroplanes – Jacket Hangs
02 The Wonder Stuff – Circle Square
03 The Cure – Close To Me (Closest Mix)
04 Northside – My Rising Star
05 The Charlatans – Over Rising
06 Happy Mondays – Judge Fudge
07 Electronic – Get The Message (Single Remix)
08 Other Two – Tasty Fish
09 The Auteurs – Unsolved Child Murder
10 Arab Strap – The First Big Weekend
11 Suede – Saturday Night
12 Mogwai – Helicon 1
13 Drugstore – El Presidente
14 Cable – Freeze The Atlantic
15 The Wedding Present – Montreal
16 Cinerama – Kerry Kerry
17 Ian Brown – My Star
18 Bernard Butler – Stay
19 The Delgados – Pull The Wires From The Wall
20 Hefner – The Hymn For The Alcohol (7″ Version)

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