1992 was my last year as a teenager. I remember spending much of it pondering gender politics, listening to Elvis Costello, and making drawings using the back of my dorm room door as an easel. This mix reveals that I was also listening to lots of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and that my idolizations of Patti Smith and PJ Harvey had emerged. It also includes selections from the most magical album of that year, Automatic for the People, and the closest thing to an earnest Steely Dan song. And is there anything that screams 1992 more than Tori Amos' cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit"?
Breaking the Girl :: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Miracle Man :: Elvis Costello
These Are Days :: 10,000 Maniacs
Drive :: R.E.M.
Free Time :: Michael Penn
Love to be Loved :: Peter Gabriel
As Girls Go :: Suzanne Vega
Nightclub Jitters :: The Replacements
Blue Light :: Prince
Steam :: Peter Gabriel
The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite :: R.E.M.
Give It Away :: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blame It On Cain :: Elvis Costello
Alison :: Elvis Costello
Winged Mammal Theme :: R.E.M.
Midnight Cruiser :: Steely Dan
Gloria :: Patti Smith
Sheela-Na-Gig :: PJ Harvey
Lost & Saved :: Juliana Hatfield
Noah's Dove :: 10,000 Maniacs
Come Talk To Me :: Peter Gabriel
I Could Have Lied :: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Man on the Moon :: R.E.M.
Smells Like Teen Spirit :: Tori Amos
Awaken :: Three Merry Widows
Less Than Zero :: Elvis Costello
Walk on the Wild Side :: Lou Reed
Everybody Hurts :: R.E.M.
I Want to Walk with You :: Toni Childs