This week’s Music Monday re-explores my 90s love of alternative music.
There was a time in my life where I liked current music. Not to say that current/semi-current music doesn’t pop up on occasion that catches my attention, but in the 90s, alternative, dance, and R&B music was “where it’s at” for me.
Catch the hint in that paragraph?
When I was 11 years old, I loved hearing the song “Loser” by Beck on MTV (yes, I watched MTV at one time). So when his album Odelay dropped in 1996, it was only natural that I listened, because music like his was exactly what I clamored for at the time.
I actually bought the album sometime in 8th grade (I think early 1997), mostly because of a song called “New Pollution,” and today’s song of choice. If you’re wondering why I’m inspired to write about it, I don’t have a fancy story. I just happened to hear it on a playlist in my boyfriend’s car, and it shook loose my 90s music memories. I hadn’t heard this song in years.
And until the time of this writing, I hadn’t seen the music video since high school.
“Where It’s At” was one of several singles released from Beck’s second album Odelay, which was a critically-lauded commercial success. Peaking at #16 on the Billboard 200, it considered to be one of the best albums of the 1990s. “Where It’s At” was honored with a Grammy in 1997 for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Not bad for a guy who was attempting to create intentionally disposable pop music. That might be the case for some, but for me, my 90s playlist still gets so much love!
And as for my GIPHY, I had no idea this was a reference to the William Shatner performance of “Rocket Man” until just now!
Forgive me, it has been a LOOONG time since I’ve seen the video!
And now, without further delay, a song that I still love to this day (even if I forgot about it for a little while), along with the quirky music video that accompanies it.
I may never have had two turntables and a microphone, but when it comes to 90s stuff, I’ve always known “where it’s at.”
Happy Music Monday, and and enjoy the music!