Here are ten songs today from the legendary Festive Fifty compiled by John Peel. As yesterday’s entry focused on the eighties, it seemed only fair to do the nineties today. Some of the records were obscure, but other artists went on to do massively well. Much like the eighties, in fact.
The Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy -‘Television: The Drug Of The Nation.’ mp3 (1992 Festive Fifty No.38)
Dawn Of the Replicants -‘Science Fiction Freak.’ mp3 (1999 Festive Fifty No.29)
The Orb -‘The Box.’ mp3 (1996 Festive Fifty No.7)
The Fall -‘Bill Is Dead.’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty No.1)
Nirvana -‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night?’ mp3 (1994 Festive Fifty no.27)
Hefner -‘The Hymn For the Cigarettes.’ mp3 (1999 Festive Fifty no.2)
Orbital -‘Blue Room.’ mp3 (1992 Festive Fifty No. 20)
AC Acoustics -‘I Messiah Am Jailer.’ mp3 (1997 Festive Fifty no.19)*
Slowdive -‘Catch the Breeze.’ mp3 (1991 Festive Fifty No.20)
Paris Angels -‘All On You(Perfume).’ mp3 (1990 Festive Fifty no.6)
* OK, I’m aware that there were only thirty-one records in the chart that year due to restrictions on John Peel’s time. But you get the point, yes?