BwGN AM Mixtape #8 – The one when we go back in time to the 90s

This episode was inspired by an acquaintance of mine who teaches History at a local Bay Area high school. As an icebreaker, she asked her students what era, any era, they would travel back in time to if they could. About a quarter of her students said the 1990s. Any era... and the 90s?!? Dial-up modems, the rise of the religious right, Scud missiles over Tel Aviv, the blue dress, the white Bronco chase, plus I was in high school, so there was all that completely mundane, entirely hormone-addled drama to contend with as well. At least there was great music... and here's just a few selections. Thank you for listening.

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[CORRECTION: During the show I incorrectly stated the cause of death of Mark Sandman from Morphine. For this I apologize. He tragically died of a heart attack when he was only 46.]


  1. Wake Up (The Sleep Song) by Mistle Thrush on Silt (Bedazzled)
  2. Daphne Descends by Smashing Pumpkins on Adore (Virgin)
  3. Tellings by Ida on I Know About You (Simple Machines)
  4. Talk to Me by Tindersticks on Tindersticks (Second Album) (Rough Trade)
  5. Tomorrow Is Already Here by Stereolab on Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Island)
  6. Aftermath by Tricky on Maxinquaye (Island)
  7. One Thing by Luscious Jackson on Fever In Fever Out (Capital)
  8. Scratch by Morphine on Yes (Ryko)
  9. It Ain't You by Squirrel Nut Zippers on Hot (Mammoth)
  10. Choice Blanket by The Sea and Cake on The Sea and Cake (Thrill Jockey)
  11. Here (John Peel Session – June 23, 1992) by Pavement on Slanted Enchanted: Luxe and Deluxe (Matador)
  12. Woman by Ramona Silver on Ultrasound (Fingerprint)
  13. Double Dare by Yo La Tengo on Painful (Matador)
  14. Feeling Neglected by Rainer Maria on Look Now Look Again (Polyvinyl)
  15. Thumb by Dinosaur Jr. on Green Mind (Sire)
  16. Trains Across the Sea by Silver Jews on Starlite Walker (Drag City)
  17. Old Mr. Heffer by 4 Non Blondes on Bigger, Better, Faster, More! (Interscope)
  18. Reach Down by Temple of the Dog on Temple of the Dog (A&M)
  19. Waking Up by Elastica on Elastica (Geffen)
  20. Do You Compute by Drive Like Jehu on Yank Crime (Swami)
  21. Flash Ram by Brainiac on Electro-Shock for President EP (Touch & Go)
  22. Nosferatu Man by Slint on Spiderland (Touch & Go)
  23. In the House of Vivian Section by Night Soil Man on "Chief Left His Settlement (in the) Garden of Delights" (Vinyl Communications)
  24. Plumb Line by Archers of Loaf on Icky Mettle (Alias)