Remember when Alternative was not yet mainstream? When there were no music blogs, no Sirius XM, no Spotify, Soundcloud, Facebook or MySpace? Where could you hear the new Morrissey, Cocteau Twins or Peter Murphy singles? Where could you discover exciting new artists like The Sundays, The Ocean Blue or The Primitives? You could either stay up all night to catch 120 Minutes on MTV with host Dave Kendall or set your trusty VCR to record and watch in the AM.
Strangeways Radio has exhaustively compiled the best tracks from this era in one great playlist for your listening pleasure. In the past, we would present our playlists to you with Spotify. Now, we offer you a choice between Spotify or Youtube. The Youtube playlists are great for parties as there are some visuals to go along with the music you are hearing. Enjoy this collection of music in either format! The playlists on the two platforms differ slightly, due to song availability.
While you are listening, feel free to make note of any songs that you think should be included in this playlist. Send us your selections and we will take them under consideration.