I had to dig deep into my CDs collection for this mix. 1997 was a dope year. I was living the life in San Diego serving on the USS Constellation. San Diego had a sweet music scene along with a great local rock station (91X, still there and dope as ever). This mix consists of bands that I was banging hard in my Discman that year. Some of them I found on my own and some were pushed on me by enthusiastic fans at the time. Quicksand came to my attention due to the skinny, gap punk, a-hole who used to date my sister and with whom I was stuck on a cross country road trip that year. Veruca Salt were my pretend girlfriends at the time, and some nice young lady who I met in Australia later mailed a mixtape to me with much of the first Powderfinger CD on it, for instance. All of these bands were slept on in their day.
P.S. In 1997, I was obsessed with Ænima but feel that Tool is too mainstream for this mix so they're represented by the ridiculous opening track. Enjoy and be careful as you rock out with your thing out:)
Tool - Ænima Intermission
Quicksand - Fazer
Powderfinger - Give
Veruca Salt - Awesome
Failure - Heliotropic
Rocket From The Crypt - Heater Hands
Veruca Salt - With David Bowie
Quicksand - Thorn In My Side
Powderfinger - Turtle's Head
Rocket From The Crypt - On A Rope
Many More . . .
I went by DJ alt.rock for 10 years as a tongue-in-cheek diss at lazy rock & roll radio program directors "discovering" '90s alternative rock in the late aughts. DJ alt.rock was also a nod to early rap names that usually contained either "rock" or "ski"... Never in a million years did I imagine that the prefix "alt-" would be so drastically ruined by a former reality TV clown, but that's exactly what happened in 2016/17... I've done my best to clear that name from as many mixes and artwork as possible, but some sets have so many alt.rock DJ-drops in them that I've opted to just post this notice and keep it moving. From now on, I'm using my first name, because nobody can mess it up (other than myself).
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