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"The Disaffected Xennial: 90's Fetishism"
Another Homemade Mixtape

We’re not of Generation X and don’t have the same Regan/Bush era malaise that drove them into seeking narrower self-defining social groups, or “tribes,” as Kurt Cobain aptly described in “Smells like Teen Spirit.”

We’re not the post-grunge era pop, rock, punk and post-punk revival, 80’s born babies that matured through the end of the 90’s into the 00’s. We thought wrist bands were a little weird didn’t understand the lure of Red Bull. I mean it tastes like sweat from body parts you both don’t want to sweat or want that sweat in your mouth. Just so gross.

Lorne Michael’s once spoke about how someone reveals the peak of their social development by which Saturday Night Live cast and era they claim as their favourite. For instance, Gen-x’r’s lean towards the Myers, Hartman, Carvey, Sandler, Rock, Farley & Spade era Cast. While Millenials lean towards Ferrel, Few, Pohler, Fallon and Morgan era SNL cast. While that’s a reductive way to think about people, there is truth to it, and I agree.

This is the first mixtape for 2020. I wanted to make one that didn’t just reflected my tastes, but also featured music that I was hearing environmentally. Music that was in heavy rotation on radio’s, Much Music and malls.

A little extra context, I’ve featured songs on this mixtape that I have very specific memories of hearing for the first time and being absolutely floored by. Songs that may not have been the most popular, but important. At some point I am going to start writing about my experiences with music, film and art. So, some of the songs featured here may be posted individually with the story of the memory I have with them. I love that idea and it’s been germinating for a while.

Enjoy this little partial-portrait of 90’s high school me.

“New Radio” Bikini Kill
“Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana
“Head Like a Hole” (Remastered) Nine Inch Nails
“Bullet With Butterfly Wings” Smashing Pumpkins
“Violet” Hole
“Just” Radiohead
“Jeremy” (2008 Brendan O’Brien Mix) Pearl Jam
“Soul to Squeeze” Red Hot Chilli Peppers
“I Stay Away” Alice In Chains
“Black Hole Sun” Soundgarden
“Sober” Tool
“Animal” Prick
“50 ft queenie” PJ Harvey
“Sex Type Thing” (Remastered) Stone Temple Pilots
“You Could Be Mine” Guns N’ Roses
“Hey Man Nice Shot” Filter
“Wish” Nine Inch Nails
“Lakini’s Juice” LIVE
“Hobo Humpin’ Slobo Babe” Whale
“Drunken Butterfly” Sonic Youth
“Sabotage” Beastie Boys
“People of the Sun” Rage Against the Machine
“Midlife Crisis” Faith No More
“Closer” Nine Inch Nails
“Down by the Water” PJ Harvey
“Only Happy When it Rains” Garbage
“Crush With Eyeliner” (Remastered) R.E.M.
“You Oughta Know” (2015 Remastered) Alanis Morissette
“The Fly” U2
“Transfiguration” Copyright
“Thugs” The Tragically Hip
“She-La” 54-40
“Companion (Lay Me Down)” Wide Mouth Mason
“All the Things I Wasn’t” The Grapes of Wrath
“Apparitions” Matthew Good Band
“Touched” VAST
“Fire In the Head” (Remastered) The Tea Party
“Stereo” The Watchmen
“Push” Moist
“Starseed” Our Lady Peace
“Undone – The Sweater Song” Weezer
“Only Wanna Be With You” Hootie & The Blowfish
“Monkey Wrench” Foo Fighters
“The Good In Everyone” Sloan
“Morale” Treble Charger
“Remote Control” The Age of Electric
“Heterosexual Man” The Odds
“I’m an Adult Now” Pursuit of Happiness
“Another Sunday” I Mother Earth
“Misogyny” Rusty
“If I Had My Way” Big Sugar
“Bounce” Danko Jones
“For the Moment” Gob
“Today I Hate Everyone” Killjoys
“Ariel Vs. Lotus” Limblifter
“Spiderwebs” No Doubt
“Ready to Go” Republica
“Home” Econoline Crush
“Firestarter” The Prodigy
“Born Slippy” Underworld
“So What’Cha Want” (Remastered) Beastie Boys
“Natural Born Killaz” Dr. Dre & Ice Cube
“Breakdown” FU-Schnickens
“I’ll Be There For You/ You’re All I Need To Get By” (feat. Mary J. Blige) Method Man
“Afro Puffs” Lady of Rage
“Flava In Ya Ear” (Remix) [feat. The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes & Rampage] Craig Mack
“Day in Day Out” Dream Warriors
“Loddy Doddy” Snoop Dogg
“The Most Beautifullest Thing In This World” Keith Murray
“Rock On” (Remix) Funkdoobiest
“That’s the Way Love Goes” Janet Jackson
“Where the Water Runs Dry” Boys II Men
“Bitter Sweet Symphony” The Verve
“Linger” The Cranberries
“All I Want is You” U2