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Subject: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: Ryan112390 on 06/05/09 at 1:08 pm

I think 1991 was one of the best years for Rock music of the 90s. I mean, that year, within a 4 month period, we had the releases of many great and quite a few landmark albums such as:

In Rock--
No More Tears-- Ozzy Osbourne
Metallica--Metallica's most popular, selling over 10 million copies.
Nevermind--Nirvana, marked the beginning of the Grunge era
Use Your Illusion I and II- Guns N' Roses
Ten- Pearl Jam, which marked the beginning of Pearl Jam's mainstrem popularity
Badmotofinger-Soundgarden
Temple of the Dog- Temple of the Dog
For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge- Van Halen
Innuendo- Queen
Gish- the Smashing Pumpkins
Blood Sugar Sex Magik- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Hooked- Great White
Slow, Deep and Hard- Type O Negative
Slave to the Grind- Skid Row

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: whistledog on 06/05/09 at 1:10 pm

Innuendo by Queen, the only album in that list I own. 

Not a big fan of the rest

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/05/09 at 1:54 pm

Yeah, I like songs off most of those. Back then I was more into pop and the softer rock songs, but I agree there was an excellent variety. I think it's because you had a mixture of new styles and some '80s influence going on at the same time. Except for stupid songs like "Ice Ice Baby" (and I guess even those are kinda neat, in a purely nostalgic way, now).

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: paradigm on 06/05/09 at 5:00 pm

Don't forget the greatest album released in 1991 in my opinion (maybe even the best of the 90's): My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

It wasn't a radio hit (maybe in England?), but it really brought a new aesthetic to the world of rock music and influenced many other bands (Billy Corgan no doubt took a lot of cues from this album in his guitar tone, especially on Siamese Dream).

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: whistledog on 06/05/09 at 5:07 pm

Some overplayed songs of 1991 ...

Tom Cochrane - Life is A Highway
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do (I Do it For You)
More Than Words - Extreme


One of my favourite songs of 1991 is 'Have A Heart' by Celine Dion.  I'm not a BIG fan of Celine Dion by any means at all, but I like this one.  Fond memories of hearing it on the radio all the time

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: 90steen on 06/05/09 at 6:42 pm

I started Junior High that year. Music really picked up from 1990 which wasn't the best musical year.

I was never a big rock person but rock songs I did like I liked a lot.

My 2 favorite 1991 songs are I Like The Way - Hi Five and Unbelievable - EMF.

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: Marty McFly on 06/05/09 at 8:49 pm

^ Yeah I like "Unbelievable" too (I always associate that with Right Here Right Now too). Here's some of my other '91 favorites, and there's alot.

Rush Rush- Paula Abdul (of course ;) )
All This Time - Sting
It Aint Over Till its Over - Lenny Kravitz
Hold You Tight - Tara Kemp
Smells like Teen Spirit
It Hit me like a hammer - Huey Lewis
Every Heartbeat - Amy Grant
I've been thinin' about you - Londonbeat
Everybody Plays the Fool- Aaron Neville
Running Back to You / Save the Best for Last - Vanessa Williams
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Top of the World - Van Halen
Cant Stop this thing We Started - Bryan Adams
I Wonder why- Curtis Stigers
Black or White - Michael Jackson (the only song I really liked off Dangerous)
Live for Loving You - Gloria Estefan
Someday - Mariah Carey
Cream - Prince
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
Mysterious Ways - U2
Love Power - Luther Vandross
Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse
Motown Song - Rod Stewart
I'm Too Sexy (yeah I know it's a dumb song, but it's catchy)
Place in this World - Michael W Smith

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: sonikuu on 06/06/09 at 3:05 am

1991-1994 were all excellent years for Rock music.  Honestly, so much great music came out within that four year period that it really is amazing.  Since we're doing lists, here's some of the great Rock bands that had major album releases during that time:

Mainstream:
Nirvana - Nevermind, In Utero, Unplugged
Pearl Jam - Ten, Vs, Vitalogy
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger, Superunknown
Alice in Chains - Dirt, Jar of Flies
Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album, not their best, but a good album and a major one at that)
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish, Siamese Dream
Stone Temple Pilots - Core, Purple
The Offspring - Smash
Green Day - Dookie
Beck - Mellow Gold
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Guns N Roses - Use Your Illusion I & II
REM - Automatic For The People
Weezer - Weezer (Blue Album)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe

And that's just getting started!  Truly amazing years for Rock!

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: joeman on 06/06/09 at 6:58 am

I always said that 1991 was one of the best years for me.  I remember sitting watching tv and boom, the new Terminator movie came out.  It looked so badass at the time too.

That said, music that stuck out my mind the most is Metallica's Enter Sandman.  The radio played that constantly in that year.

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: 80sfan on 06/06/09 at 10:13 am

I loooovvvvveee Smells Like Teen Spirit!  :)

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: woops on 06/06/09 at 3:56 pm

Suprised nobody mentioned "Give It Away" from Red Hot Chili Peppers

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: tv on 06/11/09 at 12:08 pm

How about "Wind Of Change" by "The Scorpions" thats a great song from 1991.

"I've Been Thinking About You" by "London Beat" isn;t rock but its a good song from 1991

"Too Many Walls" by Cathy Dennis is another good song from 1991.

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: 90steen on 06/12/09 at 4:50 pm

Gish is an *excellent* album. I really like any Smashing Pumpkins album though. Was never a big rock person but when it comes to The Smashing Pumpkins I'm down.

I was cruising these threads and I was surprised nobody ever mentioned the rock grunge band "Birdbrain." I remember me and my friends liking them, although they weren't very mainstream popular, they were kind of our thing but I thought they'd be known by somebody on here. I know we liked them when I was in highschool, so i'm gonna guess from 1995 - mid 1997?

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: zcrito on 06/13/09 at 6:43 pm

I like all the ones mentioned so far.
Here are more, but I don't think they would be considered rock music. They're good examples of 1991 tunes anyway.

Just The Way It Is, Baby - The Rembrandts

Thinking of You - Seven Red Seven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU5IeP3IZeI

Rush - Big Audio Dynamite II
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dM7kL_SShMc

Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rlQqWbp7rY

And of course my favorite from 1991

Mind Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G272iYvxW_w
(I like the use of a '70s Isaac Hayes song in that one)

Subject: Re: 1991--A great year for Rock Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/16 at 8:08 am

Public Enemy boycotted the 1991 Grammy Awards because the rap award was not going to be presented during the live TV ceremony.

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