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“This is not a list of bad songs, although that is a quality many of them share”

Tim Sterne rounds up ten crimes against musical interestingness committed during the otherwise sporadically musically interesting period of the 1990s.


“The raw meat fist you choke …”

David Bowie performing his cover of Scott Walker’s ‘Nite Flights’ on the Jay Leno show in 1993, to promote the release of Bowie’s post–Tin Machine comeback album Black Tie White Noise. The song is weird enough (the Scott Walker version is out of print but can be heard on YouTube); Bowie’s dance moves and those of his backup singers in this clip are even weirder.

“Arms and legs, bacon and eggs”

An 8tracks mix of music I enjoyed in December 2012 and January 2013, featuring tracks by Chelsea Wolfe, Roomful of Teeth and El Festival de los Viajes, among others.


“Like a nervous random stranger at a glory hole”

A somewhat overdue mixtape, this time featuring music by Black Moth Super Rainbow, Menomena and Sibin.


“Life ain’t good. But it ain’t bad, next to nothing.”

A new 8tracks mix, featuring music by Magic Trick, Gaz Coombes and The Smashing Pumpkins.