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Summer Of '93: Detroit's Music Scene; !!! In The Studio; More

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

PJ Harvey's 'Rid Of Me' PJ Harvey's 'Rid Of Me'

Join Soundcheck all this week as we revisit landmark albums, singles and watershed moments that sizzled in the summer of 1993. Plus, special guests join us to look back at movies, pop culture and city life from the steamy months of '93.

Today, Soundcheck continues its look back 20 years ago with music writer Maura Johnston, who shares a few of her favorite album picks from the summer of 1993 including alternative rock albums by Smashing Pumpkins and PJ Harvey.

Then, Craig Fahle of WDET reflects on where he spent his summer in 1993: working in a record store in Detroit. What was Detroit's music scene like 20 years ago? Fahle sets the scene.

And !!!, the California dance rock band with the hard to pronounce name (it's "chk-chk-chk," in case you didn't know), stops by the Soundcheck studio to play songs from its new record Thr!!!er.



!!!, Craig Fahle and Maura Johnston

Summer Of '93: Maura Johnston's Essential Albums

Writer Maura Johnston talks about some of her favorite music from the summer of 1993, including The Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream, PJ Harvey's Rid of Me, The Breeders' Last Splash,...


Summer Of '93: The Detroit Music Scene, 20 Years Ago

Craig Fahle of WDET reflects on Detroit's music scene 20 years ago. Plus, he describes what it's like to work in a Detroit record store in the early '90s.


!!!: Bass-Pumping Dance Rock

Hear some bass-pumping dance rock, courtesy of !!!, recorded in the Soundcheck studio.


Summer Of '93: Director Maggie Carey

The To Do List, which opens July 26, is a coming of age film set in the summer of 1993. Writer and director Maggie Carey talks about the soundtrack to her new comedy.


David Bowie in the new video for 'Valentine's Day.'

David Bowie's Hidden Agenda In 'Valentine's Day'

The new video for David Bowie's "Valentine's Day" may appear to be simple. But looks can deceive.

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Jane's Addiction

Jul. 17 2013 09:28 PM
Andy from Brooklyn

Superchunk....On The Mouth.....also that whole NC scene......Archers of Loaf.......Polvo etc.

Jul. 17 2013 09:16 PM
Antonio from Mexico City

I was 8 years old and I remember that summer of '93 still listening to Blind Melon's No Rain (although it was released in '92). But I will never forget watching it next to The Smashing Pumpkins' Today, Nirvana's Heart Shaped Box and the Pet Shop Boys version of Go West. Come on, that was 1993!

Jul. 17 2013 12:52 PM

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