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Anyone know what I was doing in 1990?

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I only ask because I've just watched an old TOTP from 1990.

The ONLY two numbers I'd heard before were Take my breath away,  and

Un-chained melody😳

There were big names in there, Elton John, George Michael, Paul Simon and Wings but I'd stake my life on never having heard any of the songs before.

Is it me? or was 1990 really that unmemorable?

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No, it really was that unmemorable, as I’m sure 91 - 93 will be too. Apart from REMs Out of Time I don’t think I purchased any current music from the early 90s, I even gave up playing in 91 for about 4 or 5 years, that period, until Brit Pop just seemed so dull - even grunge didn’t inspire anything from me.

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Depends on your age.

In your room squinting at the lingerie section of John Moores?

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I was 16, so probably listening to Iron Maiden, Slayer, Metallica, Morbid Angel... He following year Smells Like Teen Spirit came out and things changed a lot.

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Perhaps you were in Londonbeat and have deliberately forgotten?! 😁 

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I was about 22 in 1990, and not much I was listening to was on TOTP. Chilli Peppers, Faith No More, a bit of metal, a bit of rock... a bit of post comeback Aerosmith was probably as mainstream as it got. Live and local there was some good blues stuff in there, that definitely wasn’t on TOTP.

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17 minutes ago, Jus Lukin said:

Depends on your age.

In your room squinting at the lingerie section of John Moores?

That was 25 years earlier.

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18 minutes ago, PaulThePlug said:

Me? Sqidgy Black 'n Fluffy Leb...

I'm almost certain that duo was a one-hit wonder in 1990 but I was out of it on chloral and Jaffa Cakes.

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I seem to remember being into Robben Ford,  some rock, some funk, Prince etc but thought I was always up on mainstream pop music due to being in loads of covers bands but evidently, that wasn't the case.

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My band at the time were pretty busy - we even lived together! This is our gig list for 90-91:

 

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I remember playing a lot of those venues in the late 80s.

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24 minutes ago, Leonard Smalls said:

My band at the time were pretty busy - we even lived together! This is our gig list for 90-91:

 

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Hand-typed, natch- although I think 'natch' was quite a 90's journalistic cliche. (It was. Ed)

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49 minutes ago, Leonard Smalls said:

My band at the time were pretty busy - we even lived together! This is our gig list for 90-91:

 

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Cut short due to arrests? You can't leave us hanging!

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2 hours ago, leschirons said:

I only ask because I've just watched an old TOTP from 1990.

The ONLY two numbers I'd heard before were Take my breath away,  and

Un-chained melody😳

There were big names in there, Elton John, George Michael, Paul Simon and Wings but I'd stake my life on never having heard any of the songs before.

Is it me? or was 1990 really that unmemorable?

Well if you exclude such classics as Step On (Happy Mondays) (in fact their album Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches), Fools Gold (Stone Roses), Soul to Soul (Back to Life etc), Killer (Adamski), Nothing Compares to You (Sinead O'Connor), Sacrifice (Elton John), Vogue (and album Immaculate Collection), Madonna and various other  seminal or reasonably seminal music, along with the famous World Cup in Italy with Bobby Robson in charge (and England ejected in a penalty shoot out) and loads of other stuff maybe. The Rave scene was big in this period. 

For me it's a pretty memorable year!! 

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I will just leave you a hint to jog your memory. Hee Haw but I believe it fully recovered. 

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1 hour ago, drTStingray said:

Well if you exclude such classics as Step On (Happy Mondays) (in fact their album Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches), Fools Gold (Stone Roses), Soul to Soul (Back to Life etc), Killer (Adamski), Nothing Compares to You (Sinead O'Connor), Sacrifice (Elton John), Vogue (and album Immaculate Collection), Madonna and various other  seminal or reasonably seminal music, along with the famous World Cup in Italy with Bobby Robson in charge (and England ejected in a penalty shoot out) and loads of other stuff maybe. The Rave scene was big in this period. 

For me it's a pretty memorable year!! 

You missed out the Soup Dragons' 'I'm Free' (loved that tune!).

I remember going to Reading Festival and seeing Ride, Living Colour, Buzzcocks, Pixies, FNM, Iggy Pop (or was that '91?)...I think I stopped watching TOTP about then so watching them now  feels like I missed a great chunk (or not so great 😆) of music from that era.

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4 hours ago, leschirons said:

 

Un-chained melody😳

 

Great track.  Here's my fave version...a helluva melody

 

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A quick glance at wikipedia shows:

"Nothing compares to you" - Skinhead O'Connor

"Killer" - Adam Ski and Seal

"World in motion" - New Order

"Ice Ice under pressure Baby" - Vanilla Ice Cream

Amongst others. It also brought us those modern day classics "Hangin' Tough" by the New Kids on the Block and "Turtle Power" by Jumping on the bandwagon/Partners in Kryme

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8 hours ago, leschirons said:

 

Is it me? or was 1990 really that unmemorable?

Yes it was 5h1t

Also  wasnt chumbawumba 90s ?

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Jive Bunny and their Snare Drum had the World Rocking in 1990 to 'Swing the Mood'.

:thank_you:

:D

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