In 1995 Liv Tyler, Renee Zellweger, Ethan Embry, and Rex Manning came together to make a comedy (comedy?) about a group of eccentric teens working at a record store. Naturally, this music-centric movie needed a killer soundtrack. Naturally, the Gin Blossoms, Better Than Ezra, and Toad The Wet Sprocket delivered. Our Patreonies voted (sorry, Clueless!) and the-little-movie-that-could, Empire Records, came out on top. Now why don't you all just fade away.
It's Dealer's Choice Week (sponsored by BrunoTheSponsor@gmail.com & the world-renowned Cliney), which is why Bob dug into his dusty old CD collection and pulled out Blind Melon's self-titled 1992 debut album. Will it hold up? Will Dan make fun of Bob for writing "Shannon Hoon 1967 - 1995" on his backpack in high school? And will Bob be forced to get a Blind Melon tattoo after a massive online outpouring? The answers may surprise you! (not really. it goes: nah, yes- a lot, and I guess we'll see.)
On August 8th Dan and Bob drove down to the legendary Forum in Inglewood, California to see Weezer and the Pixies in concert. Obviously since they're a couple of cool dude-bro's and not lame AT ALL, they recorded a pod while drinking in the parking lot. There's no going back now.
Nineteen years ago a couple of 19-year-old dudes were battling their way through a summer of boy bands, rap rockers, and Latin explosions as far as the eye could see. It's time to go back and revisit the top 10 tracks on the Hot 100 from this week in August, 1999.