Break Up Your Band

A blog about cataloguing and dissecting the best music of the 1990s (mostly).

John Frusciante is a writer/performer living in NYC. His writing about music and comedy has appeared on AmplifierMagazine.com, The Onion News Network, Cracked.com, etc. He can frequently be seen at the UCB Theatre, where he is the Artistic Associate. He has the same name as--but is not the same person as--the guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Jane’s Addiction played “Three Days” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Listening to this song is a spiritual experience. If you have a car, get in it, play this song and drive around. Preferably at night. If you don’t have a car, get one or borrow one from a friend. This entire side of the album is one of the best album sides of the era but this song in particular is as akin to going to a place of worship. There’s even a bit of a tribal rhythm to the middle of the song, making it feel even more like you’re in the middle of a ceremony.

It’s songs like this one that make life bearable.

Yes I’ve been neglecting this blog again, I’m sorry. But here’s a new vlog I’m doing about music that I hope you’ll watch and share. 

Ride - “Furthest Sense”
Smile, 1990

(Source: Spotify)

3rd Bass

—Portrait Of The Artist As A Hood

Yesterday MC Serch tweeted that there will be a 3rd Bass reunion show in NYC in July, which is very exciting if you are a fan of 90s hip-hop and live in NYC.

Everyone remembers their huge hit “Pop Goes The Weasel” from 1994’s Derelicts of Dialect, here’s another great single off the same album.

"Glamour Is A Rocky Road" - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
Hit and Run Holiday, 1995

And then it hit me, and it felt like a kiss.

"No More Tears" - Ozzy Osbourne

No More Tears, 1991


They played this song during the third period of the Black Hawks/Red Wings game the other night and it was a wonderful reminder that we live in a world of great things. Turn this up loud, if your neighbors complain that you are playing an Ozzy song too loud your landlords are legally obligated to evict them.

(Source: Spotify)

Happy World Goth Day to all of you. Or I guess I should say have a miserable World Goth Day because nothing matters.

(Source: Spotify)

There are now over 30,000 people following this blog so thanks a lot. That’s crazy. To celebrate this, and also for the joy of making a new playlist, I have created a new Spotify playlist with some of my very favorite songs from the 90s. I hope you like them too. And thanks again for reading this little blog.

(Source: Spotify)