It might have been a gawdawful career, but man was that great radio back then.
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Not when you had to play "Macarena" four times a shift.
What I really miss the most, though, is the top 10 at 10 on MMS. Those days were the peak of Cleveland radio, and alternative music, IMO.
I am SOOOOO lucky that my stint in radio (ca. 1992-1997) was at WCBE, one of the stations that practically invented the AAA-format (alt-rock adapted for public radio; I liked the phrase, "college radio for graduates"). I remember hearing one of the music hosts take a request phone call and tell the caller, "Sorry, I played that one yesterday..."
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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What did the electrician say when he walked into the apartment in 1994?
"DAMN!! THAT DON'T SMELL LIKE TEAM SPIRIT!!!"
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Jeff, I feel for you regarding the "Macarena." That was a huge music FAIL when it came out.
When the 90's grunge stuff first came out it took a while for it to grow on me. I initially didn't like anything that came from Seattle, but I eventually got used to it and ended up liking most of it, especially Alice In Chains and Nirvana. Actually, I always loved Queensryche, but they weren't part of that sound.
I credit my friend who lived next door to me in the dorm for turning me onto Alice, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mother Love Bone. She drove me crazy with the stuff!
As much as I liked Nirvana and "Nevermind" they were horrible in concert. I saw them about 3 months before Kurt's suicide. It wasn't Krist or Dave's fault either. Kurt could barely sing let alone play, and whatever he played wasn't in synch with the rest of the band. I assume he was wasted on whatever. I just know you could see the band's frustration. It didn't really seem to affect the audience, though. :) I was really bummed since I saw some of their live stuff on TV. Their opening band, The Breeders, were a LOT better. I am sure I caught them a "bad" day, or should I say one of Kurt's "bad" days. :(
Speaking of Queensryche, they were one of the BEST bands I have seen in concert, next to Live. :) Actually, both those bands were completely flawless every time I saw them. :)
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