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The 90’s. Oh dear, they were really good times for young guitar players like myself who adored rock music.
There were so many alternative rock bands back then you got lost in the woods, but that didn’t bother most of us.
Not that everything was great, but at least it was guitar music playing on the radio.
Nowadays I even like some of the songs that I didn’t really dig back then. It has all become nostalgia.
They make me think of the good times or maybe I just listen to those songs differently now. Has my alternative taste expanded? It doesn’t matter. The bands and their songs that were so awesome then have just become more awesome after all these years. Those cranked up guitars just got better.
Favorites? Of course: REM, Radiohead, Alanis Morissette, Oasis, Beastie Boys and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it was great putting the entire list together.
Yes, there were many more songs that i wanted to add, but fifty seemed like a nice round number. So here you are.
The list below is to inspire, to motivate, to plug your guitar into that full stack to wake up some neighbors or just to bring back some good memories. The songs are in no particular order and the list is definitely incomplete.
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14 – Song 2 – Blur
19 – Sabotage – Beastie Boys
20 – Breakfast at tiffanys – Deep Blue Something
21 – Epic – Faith No More
22 – Only Wanna Be With You – Hootie & The Blowfish
25 – The way – Fastball
29 – I’m only happy when it rains – Garbage
34 – Hurt – Nine Inch Nails
What’s your favorite alternative song of the 90s?
Please share in the comments.