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Paste Pot Pete 

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This list is not for the faint of heart. I titled it EMOtion Rock because it's sad emo rock. These songs are majorly depressive. It's totally not PC or in good taste but the alternate title is Music To Kill Yourself To. But there is at least one ray of sunshine Alicia Silverstone stars in one of the videos. You'll have to watch them to find out which. \:\)

REM
Losing My Religion

Soul Asylum
Runaway Train

NIN
Hurt

Aerosmith
Cryin'

Nirvana
Something In the Way

Elliot Smith
Between the Bars

Morphine
The Night

Papa Roach
Last Resort

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Gernot 

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Looking at the list, I only know two of the songs by title. Those are Losing My Religion and Crying. (There! I solved THAT puzzle! ;\) )

I'll have to watch all the rest to see if I even LIKE the others, though I'm PRETTY sure I heard one or two songs by NIN and didn't care for them at all. Heh. NOTHIN' against you, John, but that's gonna be par for the course as far as '90's music goes. I liked relatively little of it, while I love the '70's and '80's. \:\)



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Paste Pot Pete 

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You might like Hurt even if you don't normally like NINs because it's more of a ballad. And Johnny Cash covered the track so that should be a stamp of approval for you. \:\)

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Gernot 

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Thanks, John! I'll give it a listen tomorrow sometime. And if my ears should fall off, we'll know whom to blame! ;\)



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REM is a band that I love and hate. They have some absolutely great songs, and then some that just leave me flat. Unfortuantely, this one has always been the latter.




I used to think that this was the saddest song every, until I heard Old Main Drag by the Pogues.




I hadn't heard this version in so long, because it seems like the Johnny Cash version always gets played.




It seemed like after Angel, Aerosmith just kept redoing the same song. Not that the songs are bad, but this was always seemed like an Angel clone.




Great song. This was one that really grew on me. You'd listen to Nevermind for all the big songs, but you'd still listen to the whole CD, and eventually, you just think,"Wow, that is awesome!"







Like me some Morphine. The band, never had the drug, although, after childbirth, my wife said it could bring about world peace.





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Paste Pot Pete 

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    REM is a band that I love and hate. They have some absolutely great songs, and then some that just leave me flat. Unfortuantely, this one has always been the latter.


I've always loved his flailing dancing in this video.






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    I used to think that this was the saddest song every, until I heard Old Main Drag by the Pogues.


The Pogues song sounds like an Irish drinking song.


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    I hadn't heard this version in so long, because it seems like the Johnny Cash version always gets played.






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    It seemed like after Angel, Aerosmith just kept redoing the same song. Not that the songs are bad, but this was always seemed like an Angel clone.


It's funny I like Cryin' but Angel is just too sappy for me.





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    Great song. This was one that really grew on me. You'd listen to Nevermind for all the big songs, but you'd still listen to the whole CD, and eventually, you just think,"Wow, that is awesome!"


For sure, There isn't a bad song on the album.





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    Like me some Morphine. The band, never had the drug, although, after childbirth, my wife said it could bring about world peace.


I haven't had the pleasure of Morphine either but I hear it's divine.

Glad you enjoyed listening to the tunes!

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America's Captain 

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This is the one REM song I like.




I have nostalgia for this song because I used to know a youngster who loved this song.




For some reason, NIN hasn't aged well for me. What sounded cutting edge to me back then just sounds like the musical equivalent to fanfic to me now.




Aerosmith ended for me after Rocks.




You had mentioned how Kurt Cobain cited Gang of Four and Scratch Acid as influences. After checking out Gang of Four, I've become a frequent listener. (Scratch Acid did nothing for me.) I like Gang of Four much more than I like Nirvana, in fact.






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Paste Pot Pete 

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    You had mentioned how Kurt Cobain cited Gang of Four and Scratch Acid as influences. After checking out Gang of Four, I've become a frequent listener. (Scratch Acid did nothing for me.) I like Gang of Four much more than I like Nirvana, in fact.


Yeah Scratch Acid sounded like the type of Nirvana songs I like the least. The ones that are a few steps away from just being noise.

But yeah Gang of Four is good stuff. I keep meaning to sit down and listen to a couple of their albums.

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Shane


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I have Johnny's version. It's very good. I liked it so much I learned the main riff.







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