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DJ BK's Classic Alternative Podcasts
Rocking the Old School Classic Alternative from the late 70's through to the 1990's
Category: Music History
Location: Vancouver
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I love the 80's and 90's. Specifically the alternative and modern rock genres. Come to me to hear all the best and some times m...


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June 20, 2021 07:40 PM PDT

Can you believe this track only went to #1 for 1 week? Nirvana topped the modern rock chart on November 23rd, 1991 with their lead single from Nevermind. Despite only being #1 for 1 week it would go on to change the landscape of alternative music forever.

June 12, 2021 09:18 PM PDT

U2 was back with their lead single from their seventh studio album, Achtung Baby. It went number 1 for 2 consecutive weeks on Nov 9, 1991. The band introduced a crunchier more experimental sound with this release and Bono got highly conceptual. Join me for the breakdown.

May 29, 2021 08:01 PM PDT

The very first #1 for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. A band that has gone on to have 13 different number one chart toppers on Modern Rock, which is the most of any group in chart history. This one topped the chart for 2 consecutive weeks starting the week of October 26, 1991. Join me for the breakdown.

May 23, 2021 05:48 PM PDT

This track actually went to #1 for 5 consecutive weeks on September 21st, 1991. That's quite a run for a song that likely get's no airplay anymore. This English singer-songwriter has had a lengthy career. Join me for the breakdown.

May 15, 2021 07:55 PM PDT

The next some to go #1 on Modern Rock was from The Psychedelic Furs with Until She Comes. It would go to #1 for 2 consecutive weeks on September 7, 1991 and would be the groups 3rd song to go #1 in the short history of the chart to this point.

May 08, 2021 08:32 PM PDT

In 1991 Mick Jones' Big Audio Dynamite became Big Audio Dynamite II. The lead single from the album The Globe was Rush and it went to #1 for 4 consecutive weeks on August 10th, 1991. It borrowed heavily from many different songs.

May 02, 2021 01:12 AM PDT

The first band that ever went #1 on Modern Rock the first week the chart was formed in 1988 was Siouxsie and the Banshees. They are back on July 6, 1991 with their second #1 song with Kiss Them For Me. This was the bands most successful single in the United States.

April 24, 2021 06:21 PM PDT

Electronic was a supergroup of sorts featuring Bernard Sumner from New Order and Johnny Marr who may be best know as The Smiths lead guitarist. The group often featured prominent guest vocal appearances from other heavyweight peer artists. This song went to #1 on the week of June 22nd, 1991 for 2 consecutive weeks.

April 17, 2021 06:49 PM PDT

Elvis Costello goes all Beach Boys pastiche with a good time, California feel to the music, contrasted with dark lyrical content. This track went to number one of the week of May 25th, 1991 for 4 consecutive weeks.

April 13, 2021 01:30 AM PDT

Going to number 1 for two consecutive weeks on the week of May 11th, 1991 was Simple Minds with See The Lights. This relatively hook-less song probably wouldn't make it far on Modern Rock radio these days, and it certainly shows how much the chart has changed since 1991.

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