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Chapter 180: Feel The Pain

90s pop rock

Did you know that’s Flea playing bass on Alanis Morrisette’s acidic “You Oughta Know”? What a perfect microcosm of rock in the 90s, when the alternative became mainstream, aging mainstream sounds (like the power-pop fetishized by Teenage Fanclub) went underground, and a dirtbag like Anthony Kiedis decided he should start writing ballads about grief (and he was right!). Did Dinosaur Jr. foreshadow the burnout of endless online activism when they sang “I feel the pain of everyone, then I feel nothing”? Choke me in the shallow water before I get too deep…
1. Red Hot Chili Peppers

Under the Bridge

2. Dinosaur Jr.

Feel The Pain

3. Alanis Morissette

You Oughta Know

4. Breeders


5. R.E.M.


6. Jesus Jones

Right Here Right Now

7. The Stone Roses

She Bangs The Drums

8. Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

What I Am

9. Teenage Fanclub

The Concept

10. U2