Playlist 1989

50 songs I heard at shows and parties in 1989, by Bruce Pavitt. Sort columns by clicking on column headers.

Number Artist/ Track/ Album City
1 Beat Happening "Bewitched" Jamboree (Olympia)
2 Beat Happening "Indian Summer" Jamboree (Olympia)
3 Big Black "Kerosene" Atomizer (Chicago)
4 Black Flag "Damaged l" Damaged (Long Beach)
5 Butthole Surfers "Sweat Loaf" Locust Abortion Technician (Austin)
6 Cosmic Psychos "Lost Cause" Glorius Barsteds (Melbourne)
7 Dinosaur Jr. "Freak Scene" Bug (Amherst)
8 Flipper "Sex Bomb " Generic Flipper (San Francisco)
9 Green River "P.C.C." Dry As A Bone/Rehab Doll (Seattle)
10 Husker Du "Don't Want To Know If You Are Lonely" Candy Apple Grey (Minneapolis)
11 Husker Du "The Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" New Day Rising (Minneapolis)
12 L7 "Shove" Smell the Magic (L.A.)
13 Meat Puppets "Lake of Fire" Meat Puppets ll (Phoenix)
14 Melvins "At A Crawl" Ozma (San Francisco)
15 Motorhead "Ace of Spades" Ace of Spades (London)
16 Mudhoney "In N' Out of Grace" Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (Seattle)
17 Mudhoney "This Gift" Mudhoney (Seattle)
18 Mudhoney "Touch Me I'm Sick" Superfuzz Bigmuff Plus Early Singles (Seattle)
19 My Bloody Valentine "Feed Me With Your Kiss" Isnít Anything (Dublin)
20 Neil Young "Cinnamon Girl" Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (L.A.)
21 Nirvana "About A Girl" Bleach (Seattle)
22 Nirvana "Been A Son" Nirvana (Seattle)
23 Nirvana "Blew" Bleach (Seattle)
24 Nirvana "Dive" Incesticide (Seattle)
25 Nirvana "Love Buzz" Bleach (Seattle)
26 Pixies "Gigantic" Surfer Rosa (Boston)
27 Pixies "Monkey Gone To Heaven" Doolittle (Boston)
28 Pixies "Where Is My Mind? Surfer Rosa" (Boston)
29 Public Enemy "Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos" It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back (NYC)
30 Pussy Galore "Sweet Little Hi-Fi" Sugarshit Sharp (NYC)
31 The Raincoats "Lola" The Raincoats (London)
32 The Ramones "Blitzkrieg Bop" The Ramones (NYC)
33 Redd Kross "Neurotica" Neurotica (L.A.)
34 Scratch Acid "Greatest Gift" Scratch Acid (Austin)
35 Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the UK" Never Mind the Bollocks (London)
36 Shonen Knife "A Day of The Factory" Burning Farm (Osaka)
37 The Slits "Typical Girls" Cut (London)
38 Sonic Youth "Silver Rocket" Daydream Nation (NYC)
39 Sonic Youth "Teenage Riot" Daydream Nation (NYC)
40 The Sonics "The Witch" Introducing The Sonics (Tacoma)
41 Soundgarden "Hunted Down" Screaming Life (Seattle)
42 Spaceman 3 "Revolution" Playing With Fire (Rugby UK)
43 The Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog" The Stooges (Detroit)
44 The Stooges "Loose" Fun House (Detroit)
45 The Stooges "Search and Destroy" Raw Power (Detroit)
46 Thee Mighty Caesars "You Make Me Die" Archive from 1959-The Billy Childish Story (Chatham UK)
47 The Vaselines "Molly's Lips" Enter The Vaselines (Glasgow)
48 The Vaselines "Son of A Gun" Enter The Vaselines (Glasgow)
49 The Wipers "Taking Too Long" Youth of America (Portlan)
50 Young Marble Giants "Credit in The Straight World" Colossal Youth (Cardiff)