A Riot Fest preview with tunes from Rancid, Blink 182, The B-52’s, Less Than Jake and The Violent Femmes, plus Depeche Mode, The Smiths, “Punk Rock Girl” from The Dead Milkmen and a refresher course in popularity from Nada Surf.
Oasis, Blur, Beck and The Smiths leads this set along with Bad Religion, Green Day, STP and R.E.M. Plus, Mexican Radio from Wall Of Voodoo, a cool cover from Cowboy Junkies and a track from The Stone Roses debut album released 30 years ago this week.
Beck, Pearl Jam, Oasis and Morrissey lead this set along with The Smithereens, Garbage, Dinosaur Jr and Liz Phair. Plus, Bjork, The Pixies and “chickity-china-the-Chinese-chicken” will stick in your head thanks to those Barenaked Ladies!
Oasis, Beck and Green Day along with Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees Radiohead and The Cure lead this set of retro goods along with Faith No More, Social D, Cake and a nod to the late Ranking Roger of General Public and The English Beat.
Depeche Mode, Blur, Buffalo Tom and Local H lead this set along with Morrissey, Dinosaur Jr, The Replacements and Our Lady Peace, plus a cool cover from Reel Big Fish and a proper nod to the late Mark Hollis of Talk Talk.
Social D, Weezer, Our Lady Peace and The Cure drive this set of retro goods along with The Clash, The Replacements and The Smiths. Plus, the Pumpkins cool cover of a Depeche Mode classic never disappoints.
Oasis, Pearl Jam and The Smiths lead this set along with The Cure, Garbage, Public Image LTD and Folk Implosion from the KIDS soundtrack. Plus, a Ween tune for a favorite who lives in a pineapple under the sea.
Oasis, Jane’s Addiction and The Smiths lead this marathon morning set along with pace keepers from Rancid, New Order and the letters XTC, R.E.M and O.M.D. Plus, it’s the 25th anniversary of Mazzy Star’s swoon along classic “Fade Into You”.
A retro set with some artists playing Riot Fest next weekend (Beck, Gary Numan, Killing Joke), a catchy accordion tune released 30 years ago (Peek-A-Boo) and one of Eddie Vedder’s favorite non-Pearl Jam songs (Buffalo Tom).
“You’ll never look at music the same way again” said VJ Mark Goodman when MTV launched 37 years ago this week (8.1.81) with videos from The Buggles, Split Enz, The Pretenders, Talking Heads and The Vapors.