Monday, December 15, 2008

- Countdown to Festive Season #5: 1992

There was never enough hip hop in the festive 50 for either my or Peel's liking, but when it did make it into the chart it did so in some style. For those of you who still doubt the genre, listen to this absolute classic which charted at a lowly #30 in 1992.

Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy's Language Of Violence

Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain married Courtney Love in February, 1992, while in March, Microsoft launched the, er, crap Windows 3.1. Michael Schumacher won his first Formula One race at the Belgian Grand Prix that year and the Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-US team to win the World Series. Absolutely Fabulous aired its first episode on BBC1.

Ab Fab: The first 10 minutes

The Festive 50 had truly moved into the 90s following the 'debacle' of the 1991 chart (soon to be detailed at the ever marvellous Teenage Kicks blog). I believe this was the beginning of the kind of fifties that Peel wanted, very few comparatively established mainstream artists appear, the chart appearing to be a championing of the causes of the upcoming stars. Fair enough, there's still a healthy representation of the Fall and the Wedding Present, but that's par for the course.

For those of you who haven't been keeping up, Steve has been doing the odd years while I've been doing the evens. Hence, you need to pop over to Teenage kicks. OK, I'll make it easy for you. Here are his posts for 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985 and 1987. Back to 1992... the chart for that year was broadcast between 19th December, 1992 and 1st January, 1993. If you want to give it a listen, and I'm sure you do, you can do so here, here, here, herehere, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.


entrailicus said...

Festive Fifty 1992

1. Bang Bang Machine - Geek Love
2. PJ Harvey - Sheela-Na-Gig
3. Ministry - Jesus Built My Hotrod
4. Wedding Present - Come Play With Me
5. Fall - Legend Of Xanadu
6. Fall - Free Range
7. Sonic Youth - Youth Against Fascism
8. Pavement - Trigger Cut
9. Babes In Toyland - Bruise Violets
10. Pavement - Here
11. Future Sound Of London - Papua New Guinea
12. Fall - Ed's Babe
13. Jesus And Mary Chain - Reverence
14. Wedding Present - Flying Saucer
15. Suede - The Drowners
16. Sugar - Changes
17. Sonic Youth - Sugar Kane
18. Wedding Present - Silver Shorts
19. Wedding Present - Love Slave
20. Orb - Blue Room
21. Sugar - A Good Idea
22. Babes In Toyland - Handsome And Gretel
23. Sonic Youth - 100%
24. Wedding Present - Blue Eyes
25. Dr Devious - Cyber Dream
26. Sonic Youth - Theresa's Sound World
27. Pond - Young Splendour
28. Drop Nineteens - Wynnona
29. Datblygu - Popeth
30. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - Language Of Violence
31. Frank And Walters - Happy Bus Man
32. Arcwelder - Favour
33. Therapy? - Teethgrinder
34. Fall - Kimble
35. Pavement - In The Mouth A Desert
36. Love Cup - Tearing Water
37. Pavement - Summer Babe
38. Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy - TV Drug Of A Nation
39. Boo Radleys - Lazarus
40. Ride - Leave Them All Behind
41. Wedding Present - Sticky
42. Pavement - Circa 1762
43. Drag Racing Underground – On The Road Again
44. KLF vs Extreme Noise Terror - 3am Eternal
45. Buffalo Tom - Tail Lights Fade
46. Wedding Present - Falling
47. Pavement - Conduit For Sale
48. Sugar - Helpless
49. Verve - All In The Mind
50. Fall - Birmingham School Of Business School

So It Goes said...

Adamski triumphs again! Love it, guy.

entrailicus said...

That was my nickname in the 90s, I'm sure you can guess why. I'm going to try and get my next installment out tomorrow.

Upset about 17 seconds, I must say.

BlueKoyote said...

A wonderful era for music, a wonderful Festive 50, and this is a wonderful Post by yourself. Thanks so much.

entrailicus said...

You're more than welcome. this was a fun time in my life and listening to this fifty again brought back some good memories for me too.

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