I couldn't tell you when I really started to listen to music, but I can tell you that it was around 1990. Sure, I had an MC Hammer album and a Vanilla Ice album, but that was what I was growing up with. After looking through...about 100 videos I realized that I didn't really listen to a lot of these songs until a few years later.
I think that that's the case with a lot of people when it comes to music; you have to go back and hear maybe a band's first album, or where they got their ideas, or who they were covering. I can honestly tell you that I didn't listen to The Who until I heard Pearl Jam cover them on a bootleg.
Most people know of the 90's as the Grunge era, where hairbands died and the flannels and feelings began making their way to the airwaves. It happened and you can see the seeds of that movement in some of these videos. What I have decided to do, is go through a list of albums that were released through the 90's decade, and pick some songs that I like. Now, most of the performances were around the time of the album's release...but they could be before or after. So this is based on when the album was released, not when the video was made...though I tried to keep it as close as possible.
Some of the videos are professional ones, some are live recordings, and one in particular was created by a fan...but I had to use it (It's a Mother Love Bone video). So enjoy...1991 probably won't be here until next week, got a camping trip to go on. Leave a comment or two.
Alice in Chains - "We Die Young" - album: Facelift
Black Crowes - "Jealous Again" - album: Shake Your Money Maker
Cowboy Junkies - "Sun Comes Up, it's Tuesday Morning" - album: The Caution Horses
Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealin'" album: Ritual de lo Habitual
The La's - "Timeless Melody" - album: The La's
Social Distortion - "Story of My Life"(solo performance) - album: Social Distortion
Soundgarden - "Big Dumb Sex" - album: Louder Than Love (some f-bombs)
Mother Love Bone - "Chole Dance/Crown of Thorns"- album: Apple
Faith No More - "Epic" - album: The Real Thing
Green Day - "1000 Hours" - album: Smoothed Out Slappy Hours
If you think I missed one, feel free to leave a comment with the video embedded!