The Monday Shuffle
Every Monday I shuffle my entire MP3 collection in iTunes and list the first ten songs that play. Here are the ten tunes I heard today with a personal story about one of them.
- Pay to Play - Nirvana
- Evacuation - Pearl Jam
- Soldier In A Box - Hot Hot Heat
- Ruby Soho - Rancid
- Come On Home - Franz Ferdinand
- Release - Pearl Jam
- Highway to Heck - Bran Van 3000
- Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy
- St. Andrew's Fall - Blind Melon
- 5 Days in May - Blue Rodeo
I know I'm supposed to write about Fear of a Black Planet the song, but I'm going to write about Fear of a Black Planet the album instead. Fear of a Black Planet was a very important release in my personal music loving history. The grunge explosion was still a year away and I needed something meaty to bridge me from Appetite for Destruction to Nevermind, Ten and Dirt.
TGFPE. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back came out in '88 and Fear of a Black Planet came out in '90 giving me a few years of Public Enemy gold in my teenage years before Seattle took over my Walkman. If you haven't heard Fear of a Black Planet, you should. They don't make music like that anymore and that's a damn shame.
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