MTV the First 1000 Years: Rock

MTV the First 1000 Years: Rock

     
 

Focusing on the moment when "modern rock" became alt rock, the ROCK disc places cuts from REM, INXS, and the Gin Blossoms next to Beck, Garbage, and the Foo Fighters. Sure, Jesus Jones and Faith No More sound pretty clunky next to Everclear's Cali classic "Santa Monica" and the Breeders' still stunning "Cannonball." Other reasons to love this disc include the Chili… See more details below

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Focusing on the moment when "modern rock" became alt rock, the ROCK disc places cuts from REM, INXS, and the Gin Blossoms next to Beck, Garbage, and the Foo Fighters. Sure, Jesus Jones and Faith No More sound pretty clunky next to Everclear's Cali classic "Santa Monica" and the Breeders' still stunning "Cannonball." Other reasons to love this disc include the Chili Peppers' "Higher Ground," Jane Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing," and the Cult's Zep-fest "Fire Woman," which stand as perfect combinations of classic-rock power and new-wave slick.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It may be hard to get beyond the title of Rhino's series MTV the First 1000 Years, which just may be the dumbest title in the first 1000 years of the recording industry, but the actual discs aren't bad at all. For instance, the Rock volume is a good collection of alternative and modern rock hits mostly from the '90s. True, the compilation gives the impression that the only rock & roll MTV played was alternative, which just isn't true -- it was impossible to escape pop-metal on the network in the years before Nirvana, although songs like REM's "Orange Crush," the Cult's "Fire Woman," and Jane's Addiction's "Been Caught Stealing" (all included here) did sneak through. Still, historical nitpicking is pointless with a collection like this, which isn't supposed to be a document, it's supposed to be a good listen. And it is. The Pretenders' "Brass in Pocket" might sound a little out of place, since it's the only thing here recorded before 1988, but it's a classic, just like such Rock highlights as "Devil's Haircut," "Stupid Girl," "Santa Monica," "Hey Jealousy," "Cannonball," and "Epic." The rest of the album may not quite live up to classic status, but most are very good ("I'll Stick Around," "Round Here," "Right Here, Right Now," and "New Sensation," among them) and help make this a good collection. And since, as of 1999, there aren't too many compilations that cover this ground, it's nice to have something like this on the market.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227597726
catalogNumber:
75977

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Breeders   Track Performer
Cult   Track Performer
Faith No More   Track Performer
INXS   Track Performer
Jane's Addiction   Track Performer
Jesus Jones   Track Performer
Pretenders   Track Performer
Red Hot Chili Peppers   Track Performer
Candlebox   Track Performer
Counting Crows   Track Performer
Beck   Track Performer
Gin Blossoms   Track Performer
Bill Inglot   Sounds
R.E.M.   Track Performer
Foo Fighters   Track Performer
Everclear   Track Performer
Garbage   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Greg Allen   Art Direction
Mike Bordin   Composer
Roddy Bottum   Composer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction,Cover Photo
Bill Gould   Composer
Dave Grohl   Composer
Bill Inglot   Remastering
Mike Patton   Composer
Stevie Wonder   Composer
Jim Martin   Composer
Dave Schultz   Remastering
Andy Strauss   Cover Photo
Garson Foos   Executive Producer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Ed Paparo   Executive Producer
Dave Janusko   Composer

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