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This Is Modern Rock: Alternative Rock Music of the 80's & 90's

This Is Modern Rock Podcast

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This Is Modern Rock: Alternative Rock Music of the 80's & 90's

This Is Modern Rock: Alternative Rock Music of the 80's & 90's

This Is Modern Rock Podcast

30
Followers
125
Plays
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This Is Modern Rock is a podcast about Alternative Rock Music of the 80's & 90's. Each episode takes a look at one month on the Billboard Modern Rock charts, beginning with September 1988. This Is Modern Rock is currently in Season 3 (1990).Hosted by Will Westercauw - thisismodernrock@gmail.com

Latest Episodes

38 - Black Musicians of Modern Rock (1991 Bonus Episode)

Will Westercauw and Andre Middleton(Executive Director at Friends of Noise) discuss Black Musicians/Bands that appeared on the Modern Rock charts in 1991. Songs under discussion include "Crazy" by Seal, "Flowers in the Rain" by Stress, "Sunless Saturday" by Fishbone, and "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" by Dream Warriors.

35 MINMAY 6
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38 - Black Musicians of Modern Rock (1991 Bonus Episode)

37 - Electronic "Get the Message" (June 1991)

Will Westercauw and Orly (Fun Yeti) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in June 1991. Songs under discussion include "Get the Message" by Electronic, "Texarkana" by R.E.M., "Don't Fix What Ain't Broke" by Gang of Four, and "Vote Elvis" by The Popinjays.

36 MINAPR 23
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37 - Electronic "Get the Message" (June 1991)

36 - Simple Minds "See The Lights" (May 1991)

Will Westercauw and Kirk Hamilton (Strong Songs podcast) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in May 1991. Songs under discussion include "See the Lights" by Simple Minds, "The Other Side of Summer" by Elvis Costello, "There She Goes" by The La's, and "American Music" by Violent Femmes.

35 MINAPR 7
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36 - Simple Minds "See The Lights" (May 1991)

35 - Material Issue "Valerie Loves Me" (April 1991)

Will Westercauw and Kathy Foster (The Thermals, Roseblood, Slang) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in April 1991. Songs under discussion include "Valerie Loves Me" by Material Issue, "Counting Backwards" by Throwing Muses, "De-Luxe" by Lush, and "The Wagon" by Dinosaur Jr..

35 MINMAR 27
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35 - Material Issue "Valerie Loves Me" (April 1991)

34 - EMF "Unbelievable" (March 1991)

Will Westercauw and Chris Slusarenko (Eyelids, Guided By Voices) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in March 1991. Songs under discussion include "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls, "Unbelievable" by EMF, and "Rose of Jericho" by Eleventh Dream Day.

37 MINFEB 26
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34 - EMF "Unbelievable" (March 1991)

33 - Jesus Jones "Right Here, Right Now" (February 1991)

Will Westercauw and regular guest Orly discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in February 1991. Songs under discussion include "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones, "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak, "Sadeness" by Enigma, and "Like A Drug" by They Eat Their Own.

37 MINFEB 13
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33 - Jesus Jones "Right Here, Right Now" (February 1991)

32 - Happy Mondays "Kinky Afro" (January 1991)

Will Westercauw and music critic David Greenwald discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in January 1991. Songs under discussion include "Kinky Afro" by The Happy Mondays, "All This Time" by Sting, "Piccadilly Palare" by Morrissey, and "Sunny Side of the Street" by The Pogues.

35 MINJAN 29
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32 - Happy Mondays "Kinky Afro" (January 1991)

31 - Ric Ocasek (1991 Bonus Episode)

In this extra long bonus episode, Will and guest host Jonathan Moore (Streetcar Conductors) look back at the life and music of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who passed away in September 2019. Songs under discussion include "Rockaway" by Ric Ocasek, "My Best Friend's Girl" by The Cars, "Time Train Wonder Wheel" by Milkwood, and a whole bunch more.

54 MINJAN 11
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31 - Ric Ocasek (1991 Bonus Episode)

30 - The Lightning Seeds "Pure" (1990 Wrap-up)

In this extra long bonus episode, Will and Orly discuss statistics, trends, and modern rock, as they wrap up the 1990 season. Songs under discussion include "Pure" by The Lightning Seeds, "Leave Me Alone" by The Cavedogs, "Annie's Gone" by Redd Kross, "Dreamtime" by The Heart Throbs, and "Tom's Diner" by DNA (feat. Suzanne Vega).

51 MIN2019 SEP 20
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30 - The Lightning Seeds "Pure" (1990 Wrap-up)

29 - Sisters of Mercy "More" (December 1990)

Will talks with John Isaacson about his music comic, Feedback, and they discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in December 1990. Songs under discussion include "More" by The Sisters of Mercy, "Night and Day" by U2, "Stone Cold Yesterday" by The Connells, and "Commercial Reign" by The Inspiral Carpets.

33 MIN2019 SEP 2
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29 - Sisters of Mercy "More" (December 1990)

Latest Episodes

38 - Black Musicians of Modern Rock (1991 Bonus Episode)

Will Westercauw and Andre Middleton(Executive Director at Friends of Noise) discuss Black Musicians/Bands that appeared on the Modern Rock charts in 1991. Songs under discussion include "Crazy" by Seal, "Flowers in the Rain" by Stress, "Sunless Saturday" by Fishbone, and "My Definition of a Boombastic Jazz Style" by Dream Warriors.

35 MINMAY 6
Comments
38 - Black Musicians of Modern Rock (1991 Bonus Episode)

37 - Electronic "Get the Message" (June 1991)

Will Westercauw and Orly (Fun Yeti) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in June 1991. Songs under discussion include "Get the Message" by Electronic, "Texarkana" by R.E.M., "Don't Fix What Ain't Broke" by Gang of Four, and "Vote Elvis" by The Popinjays.

36 MINAPR 23
Comments
37 - Electronic "Get the Message" (June 1991)

36 - Simple Minds "See The Lights" (May 1991)

Will Westercauw and Kirk Hamilton (Strong Songs podcast) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in May 1991. Songs under discussion include "See the Lights" by Simple Minds, "The Other Side of Summer" by Elvis Costello, "There She Goes" by The La's, and "American Music" by Violent Femmes.

35 MINAPR 7
Comments
36 - Simple Minds "See The Lights" (May 1991)

35 - Material Issue "Valerie Loves Me" (April 1991)

Will Westercauw and Kathy Foster (The Thermals, Roseblood, Slang) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in April 1991. Songs under discussion include "Valerie Loves Me" by Material Issue, "Counting Backwards" by Throwing Muses, "De-Luxe" by Lush, and "The Wagon" by Dinosaur Jr..

35 MINMAR 27
Comments
35 - Material Issue "Valerie Loves Me" (April 1991)

34 - EMF "Unbelievable" (March 1991)

Will Westercauw and Chris Slusarenko (Eyelids, Guided By Voices) discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in March 1991. Songs under discussion include "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M., "I Touch Myself" by The Divinyls, "Unbelievable" by EMF, and "Rose of Jericho" by Eleventh Dream Day.

37 MINFEB 26
Comments
34 - EMF "Unbelievable" (March 1991)

33 - Jesus Jones "Right Here, Right Now" (February 1991)

Will Westercauw and regular guest Orly discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in February 1991. Songs under discussion include "Right Here, Right Now" by Jesus Jones, "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak, "Sadeness" by Enigma, and "Like A Drug" by They Eat Their Own.

37 MINFEB 13
Comments
33 - Jesus Jones "Right Here, Right Now" (February 1991)

32 - Happy Mondays "Kinky Afro" (January 1991)

Will Westercauw and music critic David Greenwald discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in January 1991. Songs under discussion include "Kinky Afro" by The Happy Mondays, "All This Time" by Sting, "Piccadilly Palare" by Morrissey, and "Sunny Side of the Street" by The Pogues.

35 MINJAN 29
Comments
32 - Happy Mondays "Kinky Afro" (January 1991)

31 - Ric Ocasek (1991 Bonus Episode)

In this extra long bonus episode, Will and guest host Jonathan Moore (Streetcar Conductors) look back at the life and music of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who passed away in September 2019. Songs under discussion include "Rockaway" by Ric Ocasek, "My Best Friend's Girl" by The Cars, "Time Train Wonder Wheel" by Milkwood, and a whole bunch more.

54 MINJAN 11
Comments
31 - Ric Ocasek (1991 Bonus Episode)

30 - The Lightning Seeds "Pure" (1990 Wrap-up)

In this extra long bonus episode, Will and Orly discuss statistics, trends, and modern rock, as they wrap up the 1990 season. Songs under discussion include "Pure" by The Lightning Seeds, "Leave Me Alone" by The Cavedogs, "Annie's Gone" by Redd Kross, "Dreamtime" by The Heart Throbs, and "Tom's Diner" by DNA (feat. Suzanne Vega).

51 MIN2019 SEP 20
Comments
30 - The Lightning Seeds "Pure" (1990 Wrap-up)

29 - Sisters of Mercy "More" (December 1990)

Will talks with John Isaacson about his music comic, Feedback, and they discuss four songs that peaked on the Modern Rock charts in December 1990. Songs under discussion include "More" by The Sisters of Mercy, "Night and Day" by U2, "Stone Cold Yesterday" by The Connells, and "Commercial Reign" by The Inspiral Carpets.

33 MIN2019 SEP 2
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29 - Sisters of Mercy "More" (December 1990)
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