This Week's 90s Nuggets: 2/21/20

February 21, 2020
Kurt Cobain backdrop

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After taking Presidents Day off (you can safely assume I would have played Presidents of the United States of America), we honored a few ALT birthdays this week, including an iconic artist gone way too soon.

TUESDAY: Our Lady Peace "Clumsy": OLP frontman Raine Maida turned 50 this week. His distinctive voice brings back so many memories. Canada represent!

WEDNESDAY: Oasis "Live Forever": 1994 was such a great year for albums, including Definitely Maybe, the debut from the Fightin' Gallagher Brothers (and friends). Fun fact: our music director Bryce loves Oasis. LOVES THEM.

THURSDAY: Nirvana "Aneurysm": This was a tough one to talk about, because Kurt Cobain would have been 53 on Thursday: he's now been gone for nearly as long as he was on this earth. "Aneurysm" was originally the B-Side to "Smells Like Teen Spirit", and the surviving members of Nirvana performed it (with Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth!) when the band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Brooklyn back in 2014.

FRIDAY: New Radicals "You Only Get What You Give": Marion from Paramus texted a request for this fun Friday song, which has the distinction of being the only song we play that rhymes "Hanson" with "Marilyn Manson". Oh, the 90s.