TOP 400-501 91X ACTS OF ALL-TIME

XXX-logo499. (TIE) COHEED & CAMBRIA 46. A Favor House Atlantic (04) 85. the Suffering (05) 53points/2songs
499. (TIE) THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS 60. Block Rockin’ Beats (97) 71. Let Forever Be  (99)   53/2
499. (TIE) NITZER EBB 61. Lightning Man (90) 70. Family Man (91) 53/2
494. (TIE) A-HA 38.  Take On Me (85) 54points/1song
494. (TIE) CHERRY POPPIN’ DADDIES 38. Zoot Suit Riot (98)  54/1
494. (TIE) BEN FOLDS 38. Rockin’ The Suburbs  (01)  54/1
494. (TIE) KAISER CHIEFS 38. I Predict a Riot (05) 54/1
494. (TIE) ONE DAY AS A LION 38. Wild International (08) 54/1
491. (TIE) ON  85. Slingshot 45. Soluble Words (00) 54points/2songs
491. (TIE) WYCLEF JEAN & BONO 61. New Day (99) 69. New Day (00)  54/2
491. (TIE) FLESH FOR LULU 39. I Go Crazy (87) 91. Decline and Fall (89) 54/2
486. (TIE) SCREAMING BLUE MESSIAHS 37. I Wanna Be A Flintstone (87) 55points/1song
486. (TIE) MAXI PRIEST 37. Wild World (88) 55/1
486. (TIE) SCHTUM 37. Skydiver (96)  55/1
486. (TIE) JIMMY’S CHICKEN SHACK 37. Do Right (99)   55/1
486. (TIE) TENACIOUS D 37. Tribute (02) 55/1
484. (TIE) GENESIS 81. Invisible Touch, 48. Land of Confusion (86)  55points/2songs
484. (TIE) ADRIAN BELEW 58. Oh Daddy (89) 71. Pretty Pink Rose (w/David Bowie)(90) 55/2
481. (TIE) TOY DOLLS 36. Nellie the Elephant (1983) 56/1
481. (TIE) MAX Q 36. Way of the World (89) 56/1
481. (TIE) STONE SOUR 36. Through Glass (06) 56/1
479. (TIE) MARY’S DANISH 49. Don’t Crash the Car Tonight (89) 79. Leave it Alone (92) 56/2
479. (TIE) IAN MCCULLOCH 60. Proud to Fall (89) 68. Faith and Healing (90) 56/2

Speaking of 91X and Ian McCulloch, this sure was a great show.

Speaking of 91X and Ian McCulloch, this sure was a great show.

473. (TIE) BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY 35. You And Me And The Bottle Makes Three (98) 57/1
473. (TIE) MIKE NESS 35. Don’t Think Twice (99)   57/1
473. (TIE) MIX MOB 35. Cruizer Love (02) 57/1
473. (TIE) THE ROOTS 35. The Seed (2.0) (03) 57/1
473. (TIE) THOM YORKE 35. Black Swan (06) 57/1
473. (TIE) YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE 35. We Come Running (12) 57/1
470. (TIE) CRYSTAL CASTLES 83. Not In Love (10) 44. Not In Love (11) 57/2
470. (TIE) PATO BANTON 54. Absolute Perfection (w/Private Domain) (87) 73. Niceness (90) 57/2
470. (TIE) DESCENDENTS 58. I’m The One (96)  69. When I Get Old (97) 57/2
467. (TIE) TIME LORDS 34. Doctorin’  the Tardis (88) 58/1
467. (TIE) HOUSE OF PAIN 34. Jump Around (92) 58/1
467. (TIE) FEIST 34. 1234 (07) 58/1
465. (TIE) JULIAN COPE 74. World Shut Your Mouth (87) 75. Charlotte Ann (88) 69. Beautiful Love (91) 58/3
465. (TIE) TEGAN AND SARA 73. Walking With A Ghost (04) 74. Walking With a Ghost (05), 71. Closer (12) 58/3
459. (TIE) DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR 33. Vanishing Girl (87) 59/1
459. (TIE) TIMBUK 33. Future So Bright (86)  59/1
459. (TIE) JULIANA HATFIELD 33.  My Sister (93) 59/1

Wanna see photos from this instore?  Then don't get photos developed by mail even if it is a gift and the first five rolls came back just fine.

Wanna see photos from this instore? Then don’t get photos developed by mail even if it is a gift and the first five rolls came back just fine.

noel n tim

Without Tim Smith, they are nothing.

459. (TIE) SPACE 33. Female Of The Species (97)    59/1
459. (TIE) THE ATARIS 33. In This Diary (03) 59/1
459. (TIE) NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS 33. If I Had A Gun (10) 59/1
457. (TIE) LESS THAN JAKE 79. Automatic 46. Dopeman (97)    59/2
457. (TIE) PLACEBO 83. Meds (06) 42. For What It’s Worth   (09) 59/2
449. (TIE) DAVID LINDLEY 32. Werewolves of London (88) 60/1
449. (TIE) B-MOVIE  32. Nowhere Girl (1983) 60/1
449. (TIE) STEVE WINWOOD 32. Higher Love (86) 60/1
449. (TIE) JOE JACKSON 32. Nineteen Forever (89) 60/1
449. (TIE) THE CREATURES 32. Fury Eyes (90) 60/1
449. (TIE) CAROLINA LIAR 32. I’m Not Over (08) 60/1
449. (TIE) THE NAKED AND FAMOUS 32. Punching in a Dream (10) 60/1
449. (TIE) KASABIAN 32. Days Are Forgotten (12) 60/1
446. (TIE) THE BONGOS 31. Barberella (1983) 61/1
446. (TIE) UTAH SAINTS 31. Something Good (92) 61/1
446. (TIE) CONVOY 31. Caught Up In You (01)  61/1

Convoy live at Casbah 11/08/02. Photo by Joe Elwell. Rookie Card's worst set ever thanks to broken strings and my rust colored corduroy pants.

Convoy live at Casbah 11/08/02. Photo by Joe Elwell. Congress Of The Cow opened & I helped Rookie Card’s worst set ever by contributing broken strings and rust colored corduroy pants.

444. (TIE) STYLE COUNCIL 51. Long Hot Summer (1983), 72.  My Ever Changing Moods (84) 61/2
444. (TIE) SISTERS OF MERCY 51. This Corrosion (88) 72. More (90) 61/2
435. (TIE) MARTIN GORE 30. Compulsion (89) 62/1
435. (TIE) SUICIDAL TENDENCIES 30. Asleep at the Wheel (92) 62/1
435. (TIE) HUM 30. Stars (95)  62/1
435. (TIE) CITIZEN KING 30. Better Days  (99)   62/1
435. (TIE) GODSMACK 30. Voodoo (00)  62/1
435. (TIE) TELEPOPMUSIK 30. Breathe  (02) 62/1
435. (TIE) AGENT 51 30. She’s My Heroin (03) 62/1
435. (TIE) VOKAB KOMPANY 30. Take You To Space (10) 62/1
435. (TIE) DELTA SPIRIT 30. California (12) 62/1

In high school, I clipped hundreds of things like this from magazines and created daily collages that my classmates would be calling dibs for as soon as I could open my backpack. Ten years later, I realized I'd kept all the scraps but before I could get rid of them, my friend Marie used some goodies to made me a fun book of randomness. That's where this Tower Records contest ad is from. Thanks, Marie!

In high school, I clipped hundreds of things like this from magazines and created daily collages that my classmates would be calling dibs for as soon as I could open my backpack. Ten years later, I realized I’d kept all the scraps but before I could get rid of them, my friend Marie used some goodies to made me a fun book of randomness. That’s where this Tower Records contest ad is from. Thanks, Marie!

434. MOJO NIXON & SKID ROPER 91. Get Out Of My Way (86)  29. Elvis is Everywhere (87) 62/2
431. (TIE) SPIN DOCTORS 29.  Two Princes (93) 63/1
431. (TIE) COLD 29. No One (01)  63/1
431. (TIE) IAMDYNAMITE 29. Where Will We Go (12) 63/1
428. (TIE) AZTEC CAMERA 56. Oblivious (1983), 65.  All I Need Is Everything (84) 63/2
428. (TIE) MISSION UK 41. Tower of Strength (88) 80. Butterfly on a Wheel (90) 63/2
428. (TIE) VOICE OF THE BEEHIVE 69. I Say Nothing (88) 52. Monster and Angels (91) 63/2
424. (TIE) PUBLIC ENEMY 28. Bring the Noise (w/Anthrax) (91) 64/1

Letter to 91X's Mike Halloran and Kevin Stapleford for adding Public Enemy from Steve Tipp of Columbia Records

Letter thanking 91X’s Mike Halloran and Kevin Stapleford for adding Public Enemy from Steve Tipp of Columbia Records. This would’ve been for a Fear Of A Black Planet single (Fight The Power, Welcome To The Terrordome or, most likely, 911 Is A Joke), not the Anthrax pairing that made the top 91 the next year.

Flavor Flav returned the favor by showing up to the station's 30th anniversary party with Kat Williams and Suge Knight at the House of Blues, January 2013.  Photo by the great Alex Matthews.  Click to see more of his photography.

Flavor Flav returned the favor by showing up to the station’s 30th anniversary party with Kat Williams and Suge Knight at the House of Blues, January 2013. Photo by the great Alex Matthews. Click to see more of his photography.

424. (TIE) DYNAMITE HACK 28. Boyz-N-The-Hood (00)  64/1
424. (TIE) PETER BJORN & JOHN 28. Young Folks (07) 64/1
424. (TIE) REBELUTION 28. Sky Is The Limit (12) 64/1
423. BLOC PARTY 58. Banquet 62.   Helicopter (05)64/2
421. (TIE) HEAVEN 17 27.  Sunset Now (84) 65/1
421. (TIE) VERUCA SALT 27. Seether (94)  65/1
420. CHRIS CORNELL  87. Sunshower (98)  32. Can’t Change Me (99) 65/2
417. (TIE) CUCUMBERS  26.  My Boyfriend (87) 66/1
417. (TIE) ABC  26.  Be Near Me (85) 66/1
417. (TIE) FOR SQUIRRELS  26. Mighty K.C. (95) 66/1
416. MEN WITHOUT HATS 86. Safety Dance (1983) 32. Pop Goes the World (87) 66/2
411. (TIE) THE CLASH 25.  This Is England (85) 67/1

One of many acts whose biggest hits came before 91X's year end countdowns.  KROQ started doing their countdowns in 1980: London Calling #67, Clampdown #38, Train In Vain #10. 1982: Should I Stay #31, Rock The Casbah #1! They would've been #72 on this countdown with all of those points.

One of many acts whose biggest hits came before 91X’s year end countdowns. KROQ started doing their countdowns in 1980: London Calling #67, Clampdown #38, Train In Vain #10. 1982: Should I Stay #31, Rock The Casbah #1! They would’ve been #72 on this countdown with all of those points.

School of Fish played 91X's Street Scene in 1991 and opened up their free Oceanside pier show with Paul Westerberg and Lucy's Fur Coat in 1993.

School of Fish played 91X’s Street Scene stage in 1991 and opened up their free Oceanside pier show with Paul Westerberg and Lucy’s Fur Coat in 1993.

411. (TIE) SCHOOL OF FISH 25. Three Strange Days (91) 67/1
411. (TIE) CRAZYTOWN 25. Butterfly (01)  67/1
411. (TIE) GARY JULES & MIKE ANDREWS 25. Mad World (04) 67/1
411. (TIE) MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD 25. Say Hey (I Love You) (09) 67/1
406. (TIE) SNEAKER PIMPS 59. 6 Underground (97)  58.   Sick (02)  67/2
406. (TIE) ROBYN HITCHCOCK 72. Balloon Man (88) 45. So You Think You’re in Love (91) 67/2
406. (TIE) ENYA 75. Orinoco Flow (89) 42. Carribean Blue (91) 67/2
406. (TIE) LUCY’S FUR COAT 58.  Treasure Hands (93) 59. Treasure Hands (94) 67/2

Lucy's Fur Coat live at CBGB's. Photo by the great Marc Balanky.  See more of his LFC shots on their Facebook page by clickin' on that chaos.

Lucy’s Fur Coat live at CBGB’s. Photo by the great Marc Balanky. See more of his LFC shots on their Facebook page (including them getting interviewed in the old 91X studios) by clickin’ on the above chaos.

Low-res flyer of Iguana's very first shows from Huboon.com, Devo's live guide. Another band whose most famous songs came out just before 91X started their countdowns.  They had ten songs in KROQ's countdowns from 1980-82, including "Whip It" at #1 on their first countdown in 1980.  Points from those songs would've put them at # on this list.

Low-res flyer of Iguana’s very first shows from Huboon.com, Devo’s live guide. Another band whose most famous songs came out just before 91X started their countdowns. They had ten songs in KROQ’s first three countdowns from 1980-82, including “Whip It” at #1 in 1980. Points from those songs would’ve put them at #46 on this list.

406. (TIE) WHITE ZOMBIE 50.  Thunderkiss ’65 (93) 67. More Human Than Human (95) 67/2
405. DEVO 76. That’s Good (1983), 84.  Shout (84) 49. Post-Post Modern Man (90) 67/3
403. (TIE) RIGHT SAID FRED 24. I’m Too Sexy (91) 68/1
403. (TIE) LIFEHOUSE 24. Hanging By A Moment (01)  68/1
400. (TIE) TIL TUESDAY 28.  Voices Carry, 88. What About Love (85) 68/2
400. (TIE) ICEHOUSE  86. No Promises (86)  30. Crazy (87) 68/2
400. (TIE) URGE OVERKILL 55.  Sister Havana (93) 61. Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon (94) 68/2

GEEK NOTES
Best song?  “That’s Good”. Worst?  Crazytown. Duh.  What do YOU think? (leave comment)

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