Playlist: Yearly 1996 list

OK, it’s the next updated yearly playlist for anyone who wants to check it out today for your Sunday morning? It’s 120 songs yet again from this year! Once again it’s starting in Australia or Aussie acts kicking it off! This time getting to 41 from Oz plus a few from the Kiwi neighbors, adding up to 45 before getting to the rest of the world’s songs/video clips!

Saying Bad Light by The Paradise Motel is the best/my fave video clip of 96 so moving it to opening track, I think I would say that album which it’s from debut album entitled Still Life and is one of my all-time fave which is an under-rated gem. But the album itself wasn’t released until 1997 but the Bad Light EP was put out in 96, you know? Also for oversea their album has totally different name, track list and record label calling it Left Over Life to Kill for the UK release, which just be confusing that was the same name of an Aussie EP put out earlier. That’s a bit about the opening song/band, if you never heard of them?

Got a few artists as doubles this year too because a lot of artists I dig dropped albums themselves then we’re also included on mainly various artists soundtrack mostly playing covers tooo. Pointing out the Aussie soundtrack called Idiot Box and X Files soundtrack entitled Song In The Key Of X as couple of the main offenders. Other artists with more than one song with three actually: I’ve got Jarvis Cocker who pop ups three times but Pulp didn’t even have an album that year, it’s a Trainspotting soundtrack track, singing lead vox for Barry Adamson and then that wonderful duet with Lush. Tricky had one album, another under the name Nearly God plus he did that Garbage remix. Nick Cave had his Murder Ballads album, a hidden song with Dirty Three on X Files thingo was in my opinion one of his greatest tracks which most didn’t hear at the time because you had to rewind a CD plus then on Current 93 album he’s singing an old children’s lullaby. So those Aussie acts having both originals and then covers are Magic Dirt, The Mark of Cain, You Am I and The Blackeyed Susans. Also it’s Cat Power who released a couple of her earliest albums at this point so she has a cover and original toooo. Patti Smith had her own album out plus sung on R.E.M. one also William S. Burroughs does kind-of re-does the lead vox with them on the X Files thingy but could be considered a cover. So I think? That’s all the the doubles and triples in this playlist but my little rule was suppose to be only one song per artist per yearly playlist but because I couldn’t help myself so I had to break it because of all those reasons, OK?

Oh yeah, I better say like the last few times in these posts I named my fave/the best album of each year so, this time I’ll say it’s Dirty Three’s Horse Stories which Sue’s Last Ride is five songs in. Also saying runner-up and should go oversea for that, let’s say Roots by Sepultura from Brazil so their video from Ratamahatta is at number 46, where the rest of the world starts. I could gibber on and on about all or a lot these other tracks way more, you know? But wouldn’t and save whoever looking/listening at this! If you do wanna say something, like your own fave songs/albums/video clips of 96, please do in the comments bit far below because love to know, if anyone out there wants to share? Edit adding a line each for:

The best/my favorite video clip for song of 1996 is Bad Light by The Paradise Motel

The best/my favorite “Aussie Album” of 1996 is Horses Stories by Dirty Three

The best/my favorite “Overseas Album” of 1996 is Roots by Sepultura

I’ll shut-up now so here’s my 1996 playlist track listing or should be as follows:

  • The Paradise Motel – Bad Light
  • The Mark Of Cain – LMA
  • You Am I – Tuesday
  • Magic Dirt – I Was Cruel
  • Dirty Three – Sue’s Last Ride
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – The Kindness Of Strangers
  • The Blackeyed Susans – Mouth To Mouth
  • Powderfinger – JC
  • Ed Kuepper – Fireman Joe
  • Regurgitator – Kong Foo Sing
  • The Fauves – Dogs Are The Best People
  • Spiderbait – Calypso
  • Spdfgh – Wikky’s Ode
  • Clouds – Never Say Forever
  • Tex Perkins – This Is Forever
  • Mr. Blonde – Supergirl
  • Bluebottle Kiss – Rust And The Time
  • Sandpit – Wonder Twins
  • Something For Kate – Dean Martin
  • Warumpi Band – Stompin’ Ground
  • Tiddas – Anthem
  • Midnight Oil – Home
  • Paul Kelly – How To Make Gravy
  • The Waifs – Take It In
  • Savage Garden – To The Moon & Back
  • Hoodoo Gurus – Waking Up Tired
  • Screamfeeder – Static
  • Fireballs – So Bad It’s Good
  • Frenzal Rhomb – Punch In The Face
  • Ricaine – Judy’s Fence
  • Tumbleweed – Silver Lizard
  • Grinspoon – Champion
  • The Living End – 10.15 Saturday Night
  • Crow – Second Language
  • You Am I – Television Addict
  • The Mark Of Cain – Degenerate Boy
  • Magic Dirt – My Pal
  • The Blackeyed Susans – Dive For Your Memory
  • Wilson/Diesel – I Can’t Stand The Rain
  • Frank Bennett – Red Right Hand
  • Nick Cave & Dirty Three – Time Jesum Transeuntum Et Non Rivertentum
  • The Clean – Franz Kafka At The Zoo
  • Crowded House – Everything Is Good For You
  • OMC – How Bizarre 
  • Shihad – Yr Head Is A Rock
  • Sepultura – Ratamahatta
  • The Jesus Lizard – Thumbscrews
  • Lou Reed – Hang On To Your Emotions
  • Butthole Surfers – Pepper
  • Underworld – Born Slippy (Nuxx)
  • Korn – A.D.I.D.A.S.
  • Ginuwine – Pony
  • Barry Adamson & Jarvis Cocker – Set the Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis
  • Nada Surf – Popular
  • Modest Mouse – Exit Does Not Exist
  • Palace Music – You Have Cum In Your Hair And Your Dick Is Hanging Out
  • Patti Smith – Summer Cannibals
  • dEUS – Theme From Turnpike
  • Beth Orton – Galaxy Of Emptiness
  • Aphex Twin – Girl/Boy (NLS Mix)
  • Dr. Octagon – Blue Flowers
  • Tricky – Tricky Kid
  • Pulp – Mile End
  • Cake – Frank Sinatra
  • Fiona Apple – Slow Like Honey
  • Porno For Pyros – Tahitian Moon
  • Soundgarden – Pretty Noose
  • Metallica – Until It Sleeps
  • Yoko Ono – Revelations
  • Swans – Helpless Child
  • John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey – That Was My Veil
  • Screaming Trees – Dying Days
  • Sebadoh – On Fire
  • Girls Against Boys – Disco Six Six Six
  • Karate – Caffeine Or Me
  • Bikini Kill – Reject All American
  • Sleater-Kinney – Call The Doctor
  • Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade
  • The Fall – Powder Keg
  • Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside A Broken Booth With Money In My Hand
  • Garbage & Tricky – Milk (Wicked Mix)
  • Weezer – El Scorcho
  • Kula Shaker – Hey Dude
  • Secret Chiefs 3 – White As They Come
  • Mogwai – I Am Not Batman
  • The Afghan Whigs – Going To Town
  • Cat Power – Still In Love
  • Vic Chesnutt – Degenerate
  • Ween – Piss Up A Rope
  • Sublime – What I Got
  • Arab Strap – Kate Moss
  • Jewel – Morning Song
  • The Cardigans – Lovefool
  • Radiohead – Talk Show Host
  • Boss Hog – I Dig You
  • Tori Amos – Blood Roses
  • Allen Ginsberg – Ballad Of The Skeletons
  • Smog – I Break Horses
  • Tool – Stinkfist
  • Cibo Matto – Know Your Chicken
  • Lush & Jarvis Cocker – Ciao!
  • Current 93 & Nick Cave – All The Pretty Little Horses
  • William S. Burroughs & R.E.M. – Star Me Kitten
  • Foo Fighters – Down In The Park
  • Nearly God – Black Coffee
  • Red House Painters – All Mixed Up
  • The Lemonheads – The Outdoor Type
  • Cat Power – Bathysphere
  • Johnny Cash – Rusty Cage
  • Ministry – Lay Lady Lay
  • Slayer – I’m Gonna Be Your God
  • Caspar Brötzmann & Page Hamilton – Imbiss
  • Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check
  • DJ Shadow – Midnight In A Perfect World
  • Beck – Jack-Ass
  • Alice In Chains – Frogs (Live)
  • Manic Street Preachers – Australia
  • R.E.M. & Patti Smith – E-Bow the Letter
  • Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
  • Oasis – Champagne Supernova

BTW If you need even more 90’s playlists or missed my previous ones or something? Here’s links to the 1999, 1998 and 1997 playlists!

End note: one more time, do I need to tell you again? But because it’s been 4/5 weeks since the last post like this so I’ll repeat myself again! It’s yet another favorite movie of mine as today’s featured image. For 1996 amazedly it’s an Aussie film which this time is the first time while revisiting these yearly playlist posts, maybe should really included way more Aussie movies pics? It’s called Love Serenade which was directed by Shirley Barrett, does anyone out there remember it? Check it out if you can find it somewhere?

It’s Miranda Otto as Dimity in Love Serenade, who’s like the worst waitress in the history of cinema!

Cheers! 🙂



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