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Music on the Move Challenge #5 – And the winner is…

December 16th, 2010 by Stu

They say all good things must come to an end. So, without further ado, we are pleased to announce the 5th and final play mix engineer to win a Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Mini in our Music on the Move promotion.

Congrats Ryan Mack, you’re playlist was a cut above the rest.

“Ok, so I’m going to pull a random selection of 90’s rock for two reasons – 1) It was an incredibly important change of pace from the synthesizers, big hair, and stupid lyrics that dominated the 80’s and 2) it reminds me of my high school years which included baseball practices and weekend blowies in the back of my car.  So here it goes, in no particular rank or order….”

1) Third Eye Blind – Motorcycle Drive By
One of the best examples of emotional storytelling through music.  Classic story about a dude who doesn’t get the girl.  It starts slow, gets heavy, ends slow.  One of, if not the most, popular song among Third Eye Blind fans.

2) Stone Temple PilotsPlush
You can’t get much better than Scott Weiland and the Stone Temple Pilots in the early to mid 90’s.  Maybe it was their unique blend of musical styles or maybe it was just the heroin.  Whatever it was, they produced three incredible albums from ’92 to ’96.

3) The Toadies – Possum Kingdom
A big Toadies fan will tell you the group produced numerous hits.  Most identify the band as a one hit wonder, along with the likes of Dishwalla, Deep Blue Something, and Seven Mary Three.  However, no matter how you classify the band, their single Possum Kingdom brought the band mass notoriety.   Some people think its about vampires.  Others think its about the Zodiac Killer.  However, the band states that its based on stories their families had told them as kids about an eerie lake in Possum Kingdom (just outside Dallas).

4) Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
One of my all time favorites.  An incredible band line-up consisting of Perry Farrell, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, and Eric Avery.  In 1997, Flea joined the group for a 1 year stint.  Quite the eccentric group.

5) Beck – Loser
I think Chuck Klosterman from Spin Magazine sums it up best – ‘Here’s what really happened when MTV played Beck’s “Loser” for the first time, in 1994: The culture inverted itself, weirdness was instantaneously mainstreamed, everyone stopped combing their hair, people slept more and purchased broken turn tables at stoop sales, dirtbags began using the word art in casual conversation, Michael Cera entered kindergarten.’

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