WHEN ALTERNATIVE ROCK WENT MAINSTREAM
In 1995, I entered high school and 104.7 The Revolution and 105.9 the X both switched to an alternative rock format. This is what was on the radio that year.
- •Candlebox - Far Behind
- •Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter In A Small TownAlso every other Pearl Jam song but this one the most. It wasn't until a few years ago that I discovered that this actually wasn't a big hit and was only randomly on the radio in Pittsburgh for some reason. Yes I still know all the words. HELLLLOOOO
- •Spacehog - In the Meantime
- •Sponge - Molly (16 Candles) & Plowed
- •Dave Matthews Band - Ants MarchingYes this counted as alternative for a hot minute
- •Green Day - All of DookieIt came out in 1994 and I had obviously already listened to the cassette tape 800,000 times but some of the tracks on it got a lot of air play even into 95, especially When I Come Around.
- •Goo Goo Dolls - NameIn case DMB wasn't alternative enough for you
- •Better than Ezra - GoodYeah that's right!
- •Alanis Morissette - That entire album, literallyHas there ever been a bigger one album wonder? F*ck you Dave Coulier.
- •Red Hot Chili Peppers - My Friends
- •PUSA - Lump, and later Peaches
- •Oasis - WonderwallThis was my favorite song for a long time.