The Verve’s 12” single for “The Drugs Don’t Work” is one of the few ’90s-era records in my collection. Featuring shimmering strings and longing lyrics, the song is one of my favorites from their 1997 album, Urban Hymns.
Welcome to 1997. This was the year of the Spice Girls, of Titanic, of Daria, and of Dolly the sheep. We lost Princess Diana, Biggie, and Michael Hutchence. We got our first female Secretary of State and sent a rover to Mars. It was quite a year, my friends.
Man, I thought 1994-1996 were hard to narrow down to 15 songs, but here comes 1997 with a whole new challenge. Behold! An embarrassment of musical riches:
Hey y’all. I’m keeping with my warm-weather theme this week, as temperatures in the UK plummet and I routinely wake up not being able to feel my toes. This week we go overseas, far out of the English-speaking world, to Algeria.
Good evening! I hope Monday’s been kind to everyone. Last week we revisited 1991, tonight we’re jumping ahead to 1997.