TOP 101-200 91X ACTS OF ALL-TIME

XXX-logotop-5-logo93sundays 200. TRACY CHAPMAN 54. Talkin about a Revolution 12. Fast Car (88) 59. Crossroads (89) 151points/3songs
198. (TIE) FAITH NO MORE 40. Falling to Pieces 15. Epic (What Is This) (90) 65. Midlife Crisis (92) 156points/3songs
198. (TIE) THE SUNDAYS 17. Here’s Where the Story Ends (90) 36. Love (92) 67. Summertime (97) 156/3
197. MXPX 44. I’m Ok, You’re Ok (98)  31. Responsibility (00) 69. My Life Story (01) 68. Heard that Sound (05) 156points/4songs
196. PORNO FOR PYROS  87.  Pete’s Dad 68.  Cursed Female 9.  Pets (93) 59. Tahitian Moon  (96) 81. Hard Charger (97) 156points/5songs
195. ALIEN ANT FARM 17. Movies 8. Smooth Criminal (01) 159points/2songs
194. THE HIVES 66.  Main Offender 4.    Hate To Say I Told You So (02) 70.   Walk Idiot Walk (04) 69. Tick Tick Boom (07)  159/4
193. FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD 16.  Two Tribes , 8.  Relax (84) 160/2
193*. M83 79. Midnight City (11) 33. Reunion, 4. Midnight City (12) 160/3
192. OASIS 78. Live Forever 6. Wonderwall (95)  76. Wonderwall  62. Champagne Supernova (96) 83. D’ You KNow What I Mean? (97) 87. Go Let It Out  (00) 160/6
191. SEETHER 39. Fake It (07) 53.   Rise Above This 22.   Fake It  (08) 162/3
190. BIG COUNTRY  3.   In a Big Country (1983), 78.  In A Big Country (84) 52. Look Away (86) 71. King of Emotion (88) 164/4
188. (TIE) ALKALINE TRIO 80. All On Black (04) 40.   Mercy Me (05) 49.   Help Me 31.   Over And Out 168/4
188. (TIE) LIVING COLOUR 62. Glamour Boys 42. Cult of Personality (89) 16. Type (90) 80.  Nothingness (93)  168/4
187. KATE PIERSON 3. Candy (w/Iggy Pop) (90) 11. Shiny Happy People (w/REM) (91) 170/2
185. (TIE) JESUS JONES 86. International Bright Young Thing 13. Real, Real, Real 6. Right Here, Right Now (91) 171/3
185. (TIE) BLIND MELON  45.  Tones Of Home 7.  No Rain (93) 53. Galaxie  (95) 171/3
184. MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES 71. Royal Oil  39. The Rascal King 9. The Impression That I Get (97)  77. So Sad To Say (00)  172/4
183. THE CARS 43.  Hello Again, 69.  Drive (84), 58.  Tonight She Comes (85) 71. Strap Me In  (87) 47. Sad Song (11) 172/5
181. (TIE) WORLD PARTY 45. Ship of Fools (87) 44. Way Down Now 41. Put the Message in the Box (90) 65.  It Is Like Today (93) 173/4

World Party on 91X's stage at my first Street Scene.  I've often wondered if they'd put the tour's opening act , Jellyfish, on this bill and I'd seen them having never heard them.....

World Party on 91X’s stage at my first Street Scene. I’ve often wondered if they’d put the tour’s opening act , Jellyfish, on this bill and I’d seen them having never heard them…..

Robin Roth and Dwight Arnold with some guy wearing a baseball hat and blue jeans who surely couldn't be Peter Murphy.  When in Cali!

Robin Roth and Dwight Arnold with some guy wearing a baseball hat and blue jeans who surely couldn’t be Peter Murphy. When in Cali!

181. (TIE) PETER MURPHY 68. Indigo Eyes 55. All Night Long (88) 60. Strange Kind of Love 12. Cuts You Up (90) 173/4
180. SUM 41 86. Makes No Difference (00) 50. In Too Deep 14. Fat Lip (01) 52.   Still Waiting (02) 84.   Underclass Hero (07)  174/5
178. (TIE) PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 19. Kitty 4. Lump (95)  78. Mach 5  (96) 175/3
178. (TIE) EVANESCENCE 39. Going Under 11.   Bring To Me Life (03) 51.   Call Me When You’re Sober (06) 175/3
177. FALL OUT BOY 37. Dance Dance  28. Sugar, we’re going down  (05) 65.   This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race (06) 62.   This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race (07) 176/4
176. ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT 73.  Sturdy Wrists (93) 61. Young Livers  28. Born in ’69 (95) 54. On A Rope (96) 67. Lipstick (98)  177/5

Waynes' world. Mocha Joe Camacho knew it was the Longhorn Cafe & Saloon whose name was eluding me but the whole time I was there I couldn't remember what band I'd seen posing with all the Dukes.  Well, look what I just found. Thanks, Swami. Group Sounds era, photo by Shigeo Kikuchi

Waynes’ world. Mocha Joe Camacho knew it was the Longhorn Cafe & Saloon whose name was eluding me but the whole time I was there I couldn’t remember what band I’d seen posing with all the Dukes. Well, look what I just found. Thanks, Swami. Group Sounds era, photo by Shigeo Kikuchi

175. CHRISSY HYNDE 29.  I Got You Babe (w/UB40) (85) , 26. Breakfast in Bed w/UB40 (88) 43. Spiritual High (w/Moodswings) (92) 178/3
174. FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS 68. Johnny (86) 20. Good Thing 9. She Drives me Crazy (89) 179/3
173. CROWDED HOUSE 62. World Where You Live (87) 20. Chocolate Cake  12. Fall at Your Feet (91) 182/3
172. TOAD THE WET SPROCKET 18. All I Want 15. Walk On the Ocean (92) 60. Something’s Always Wrong (94) 183/3 CLICK TO WIN TICKETS TO SEE TOAD NEXT MONTH AT THE BELLY UP 
170. (TIE) SUZANNE VEGA 51. Luka (87) 24. Tom’s Diner (DNA Remix) (90) 84. 99.9 Farenheit Degrees 24. Blood Makes Noise (92) 185/4
170. (TIE) THE DIRTY HEADS 56.   Stand Tall  1. Lay Me Down (featuring Rome)(10) 84. Lay Me Down (11), 42. Spread Too Thin (12) 185/4
168. (TIE) SERJ TANKIAN 83.  The Unthinking Majority 21.   Empty Walls (07) 44. Sky Is Over 34.   Empty Walls (08) 186/4
168. (TIE) EVE 6 26. Leech 8. Inside Out (98)  68. Promise  (00) 80.  Victoria (12)186/4

2006 Sonic Youth 91X show

2006 Sonic Youth 91X show

167. SONIC YOUTH 30. Kool Thing (90) 54. 100% (92) 77. Bull in the Heather (94) 46. The Diamond Sea (95) 67.   Superstar (Juno Remix)(08) 186/5
166. TAKING BACK SUNDAY 62. This Photograph Is Proof(I Know You Know) 32.  A Decade Under The Influence (04) 25.    Liar (06) 62. Sink Into Me  (09) 187/4
165. SPOON 23. I Turn My Camera On(05) 54.   The Underdog (07) 6.   Got Nuffin’ (10) 193/3
164. PAPA ROACH 7. Last Resort (00)  44.  To Be Loved (06) 75.   Forever (07) 48. Lifeline   (09) 194/4
162. (TIE) SMASH MOUTH 1. Walkin’ On The Sun (97)  75. Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby (98) 69. Waste 28. Allstar (99) 195/4
162. (TIE) THE RACONTEURS 71.   Level 8.  Steady As She Goes (06) 58.   Level (07) 36.   Salute Your Solution (08) 195/4
161. NEON TREES 3. Animal (10), 60. Lessons In Love (All Day…), 17.   Everybody Talks (12) 196/3

Grahamless Bluh at 2003 XFest at Coors Ampitheater. Handed Damon & Alex Fookin Wanker vids which produced two evil grins when I told them about it.

Grahamless Bluh at 2003 XFest at Coors Ampitheater. Handed Damon & Alex Fookin Wanker vids which produced two evil grins when I told them about it.

O says "A young Paul Westerberg rips through a great set as the Replacements tour in 1982 I shot this photo of them at a place called the cornhusker in Azusa Calif. Bob was as crazy as ever, and the place had about 20 or so people there. The Replacements one of the best bands ever. "

O says “A young Paul Westerberg rips through a great set as the Replacements tour in 1982 I shot this photo of them at a place called the cornhusker in Azusa Calif. Bob was as crazy as ever, and the place had about 20 or so people there. The Replacements one of the best bands ever. “

160. BLUH 35. There’s No Other Way (91) 68. Girls and Boys  (94) 7. Song 2  (97) 62.   Crazy Beat (03) 196/4
159. THE REPLACEMENTS  36. Alex Chilton (87) 61. Achin to Be 29. I’ll Be You (89) 86. Someone Take the Wheel 52. Merry Go Round (90) 196/5
158. O.M.D. 49.  So In Love (85), 74. Forever Live and Die  36. If You Leave (86)  64. Dreaming (88) 38. Sailing the Seven Seas (91) 199/5
157. PET SHOP BOYS 38. West End Girls (86) 21. It’s a Sin (87) 61. Domino Dancing (88) 83. So Hard (90) 56.  Can You Forgive Her (93)  201/5
156. SPRUNG MONKEY 6. Get’ Em Outta Here (98) 50. Coconut (99) 58. Socal Loco (00) 52. What’s That You Say (01) 202/4
155. ALANIS MORISSETTE  38. Hand in My Pocket 2. You Oughta Know (95)  33. Ironic (96) 203/3
154. HOT HOT HEAT 31.   Talk To Me, Dance With Me 10.   Bandages (03) 70. Middle of Nowhere 54. Goodnight Goodnight (05) 203/4
152. (TIE) INTERPOL 42. PDA (03) 42. Evil  (05) 29.   The Heinrich Maneuver (07) 51. Barricade (10) 204/4church 152. (TIE) THE CHURCH  60.  No Explanation (84) 28. Under the Milky Way 13. Reptile (88) 63. Metropolis  (90) 204/4
151. ALLISON MOYET  17.  Love Resurrection, 14.  All Cried Out (84) 40. It Won’t Be Long (91) 205/3
149. (TIE) TOM PETTY 69.  Don’t Come Around Here No More (85) 63. Running Down a Dream 33. Free Fallin (89) 71. Into the Great Wide Open 54. Learning to Fly (91) 57.  Mary Jane’s Last Dance (93) 205/6
149.  (TIE) SMITHEREENS 66. Behind The Wall Of Sleep  17.  Blood and Roses (86)  87. House We Used To Live In (88) 46. Girl Like You (89) 69. Blue Period 62. Girl Like You (90) 205/6
148. FOSTER THE PEOPLE 26.   Helena Beat 1.  Pumped Up Kicks (11), 43. Pumped Up Kicks (12) 206/3
147. MOBY  66. Natural Blues 37. Southside (w/Gwen Stefani) 10. Porcelain (00) 48.   We Are All Made Of Stars (02) 207/4
146. GOO GOO DOLLS 24. Name(95) 28. Slide  15. Iris (98)  209/3
145. PHOENIX 16. 1901 (09) 47.   1901 2. Lisztomania (10) 211/3
144. ADAM ANT 25. Puss N Boots, 8.   Strip (1983), 75.  Apollo 9 (84) 48. Room at the Top (90) 212/4

adamant great story

Dwight Arnold’s hilarious tale: “Larry Shoemaker reminded me of the story behind this…He and I and Jon Hubbard got these passes at an Adam Ant show and thought we were just going to a big after show party…Turns out it was us 3 guys…and about 50 girls…and we were ‘escorted’ from the room because these were ”passes for chicks only’….”

rugburns w sam

The Rugburns with a scantily clad Sam Chammas. Photo by John Vaughn.

Singing the Mats' "Waitress In The Sky" with the 'burns at the Casbah, 2003

Singing the Mats’ “Waitress In The Sky” with the ‘burns at the Casbah, 2003. Photo by Joe Elwell

143. THE RUGBURNS 25. Me and Eddie Vedder 21. Hitchhiker Joe (94) 76. The Fairies Came  33. War (95) 213/4
142. EURYTHMICS 88. Sweet Dreams are Made of This (1983), 74.  Who’s That Girl, 30.  Sex Crime (84), 63.  Would I Lie To You? (85), 62. Thorn in My Side (86) 22. Missionary Man (86) 213/6
141. IGGY POP 25. Cry For Love (86)  80. Cold Metal (88) 46. Home 3. Candy (w/Kate Pierson) (90) 214/4
140. FAT BOY SLIM 83. Going Out Of My Head 25. Rockafeller Skank  (98) 56. Gangster Tripping, 15. Praise You (99)  66. Weapon Of Choice (01) 215/5
139. FAR 41. Pony (08) 6. Pony   (09) 59. Deafening 44.   Pony (10) 218/4
138. LIMP BIZKIT  31. Nookie 13. Re-arranged (99) 61. Crushed (00) 44. My Way (01) 219/4

91X's first show, Dwight Arnold's backstage pass

91X’s first show, Dwight Arnold’s backstage pass

137. ENGLISH BEAT 49. Mirror In the Bathroom, 27. Save It For Later, 10. I Confess (1983), 59.  Mirror In The Bathroom (84) 223/4
135. ANGELS & AIRWAVES 72.  Do It For Me Know 10.   The Adventure (06) 41. Everything’s Magic (07) 91.   Secret Crowd (08) 81.   Hallucinations (10), 34. Surrender (12) 223/6
134. (TIE) MINISTRY 39.  Everyday is Halloween (85) 50. Jesus Built My Hotrod (91) 80. Just One Fix,  49. Jesus Built My Hot Rod 17. N.W.O. (92) 225/5
134. (TIE) THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT 52. Sometime Around Midnight (08) 60. Wishing Well 33. Sometime Around Midnight  (09) 75. All I Ever Wanted 15.   Changing (11) 225/5
133. GROUPLOVE 63.  Tongue Tied 6.   Colours (11) 57. Itchin’ On A Photograph, 14. Tongue Tied (12) 228/4

1987 Mexfest shirt with the Bangles & much, much more

1987 Mexfest shirt with the Bangles & much, much more

131. (TIE) BANGLES  88. Hero Takes a Fall , 52.  Going Down to Liverpool (84), 6. Walk Like an Egyptian (86) 27. Hazy Shade of Winter (87) 58. In Your Room (88) 229/5
131. (TIE) STAIND 42. Fade 20. It’s Been Awhile  (01) 20.   For You (02)  85.   So Far Away 64. Price to Play (03) 229/5
130. SILVERCHAIR 35. Pure Massacre 10. Tomorrow (95) 55. Ana’s Song (99) 38.   Straight Lines (07) 230/4

Colin & Andy from XTC with Dwight Arnold

Colin & Andy from XTC with Dwight Arnold

129. XTC  89. Earn  Enough For Us (86), 91. Grass,  14. Dear God (87) 71. King for a Day 13. Mayor of Simpleton(89) 42. Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead (92) 232/6
128. QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE 74. The Lost Art Of Keeping Secret (00) 14. No One Knows (02) 16. Go With the Flow (03) 31. Little Sister (05) 233/4
127. LIT 38. Ziplock 14. My Own Worst Enemy (99) 56. Over My Head 42. Miserable (00) 77. Lipstick And Bruises (01) 233/5
126. HOODOO GURUS 68.  Bittersweet (85) 69. Good Times  31. What’s my Scene (87) 79. Come Anytime (89) 44. Miss Freelove 1969 (91)  239/5

The infamous 1987 Mexico version of XFest with the Hoodoo Gurus and more.  Apparently I'm the only one who saved the Reader ad (as seen on 91X.com)

The infamous 1987 Mexico version of XFest with the Hoodoo Gurus and more. Apparently I’m the only one who saved the Reader ad (as seen on 91X.com)

XFest II 1990 at SDSU Aztec Bowl. A huge collective gasp from the crowd when Bjork revealed armpit hair.  Shocking.

XFest II 1990 at SDSU Aztec Bowl. A huge collective gasp from the crowd when Bjork revealed armpit hair. Shocking.

125. MATISYAHU 5.  King Withut A Crown (05) 49.   King Without A Crown 33.   Jerusalem (06) 41. One Day   (09) 240/4
124. SUGARCUBES 46. Motorcrash 42. Birthday 16. Delicious Demon (88) 52. Regina  (89) 62. Hit (92) 242/5
123. THREE DAYS GRACE 80. Pain 16.   Never Too Late (07) 28. Animal I Have Become 19. Never Too Late (08) 83. Break  (09) 244/5
122. SUGAR RAY  2. Fly (97)  41. Every Morning(98) 59. Falls Apart 20. Someday (99) 246/4
121. THE LEMONHEADS 75. It’s a Shame About Ray  56. Confetti 19. Mrs. Robinson (92) 23.  Into Your Arms (93) 40. If I Could Talk I’d Tell you (96) 247/5
120. LOUIS XIV 05. Finding Out True Love Is Blind (04) 60. Pledge of Allegiance 50. God Killed the Queen 16.   Finding Out True Love Is Blind (05) 79.   Guilt By Association (07) 250/5
119. RANCID 31. Time Bomb 23. Ruby Soho (95) 80. Bloodclot (98) 28.   Fall Back Down (03) 44. Last One to Die  (09) 254/5
118. KATE BUSH  4.  Running Up The Hill (85) 11. Love and Anger (89) 34. Rocket Man (91) 62.  Rubberband Girl (93) 257/4
117. SIMPLE MINDS 86.  Up On the Catwalk (84),  5.  Alive and Kicking  1.  Don’t You (Forget About Me) (85), 79. Alive and Kicking (86) 74. Stand By Love 49. See the Light (91) 258/6
116. THE BRAVERY 72. Unconditional 7. Honest Mistake (05) 48.   Believe (07) 21.   Believe (08) 46. Slow Poison   (09) 266/5
paramore115. PUBLIC IMAGE LIMITED 72. This Is Not a Love Song (1983) 18. Seattle (87) 74. Happy 17. Disappointed (89) 10. Don’t Ask Me (90) 269/5
114. ARCADE FIRE 63. Rebellion (Lies) (05) 59.   Keep the Car Running (07) 72. Wake Up   (09) 9.   Ready to Start (10) 42. Ready To start 38.   We Used To Wait (11) 269/6
113. PARAMORE 19. Misery Business (07) 72.   CrushCrushCrush 39.   Decode (08) 36. Decode 23. Ignorance   (09) 271/5
111. (TIE) COUNTING CROWS 88. The Ghost in You 43. Einstein on the Beach 40. ‘Round Here 14. Mr. Jones (94) 49. A Long December (96) 45. Hangin’ Around (99) 273/6
111. (TIE) MARCY PLAYGROUND 3. Sex and Candy (97) 55. Sherry Fraser 46. Saint Joe On The School Bus (98) 73. Ancient Walls Of Flowers 22. It’s Saturday (99) 80. Bye Bye (00) 273/6
110. EVERLAST 5. What It’s Like (98) 48. Ends (99) 39. Black Jesus (00) 74. I Can’t Move (01) 18.  I Get By (11) 276/5
109. THE CALL 51. I Still Believe 27. Everywhere I Go (86)  56. In the River 53. I Don’t Wanna (87) 37. Let the Day Begin (89) 50. What Happened to You (90) 278/6
108. HOOBASTANK  67. Crawling In The Dark (01) 23.   Running Away (02) 47.   Out of Control (03) 67.   Out of Control 53.   Same Direction 12.   The Reason (04)  283/6
107. GENE LOVES JEZEBEL 69. Heartache, 20. Desire (86)  49. Suspicion  17. Motion of Love (87) 13. Jealous (90) 292/5
106. JET  5. Are You Gonna Be My Girl (03) 75.   Rollover DJ 35.   Cold Hard Bitch 24.   Look What You’ve Done (04) 28.   Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (06) 293/5
105. MODEST MOUSE 10. Ocean Breathes Salty 03.  Float On (04) 48. World at Large  (05) 13. Dashboard (07) 294/4
104. PUDDLE OF MUDD 22. Blurry  13. Control (01)  90. Out Of My Head 34.   Drift & Die 28.   She Hates Me (02) 71. Away From Me (03) 294/6
103. FRANZ FERDINAND 33.   This Fire 31. Take Me Out (04) 90. The Fallen 18.   Do You Want To (05) 90.   Ulysses (08) 55. Ulysses 30. No You Girls   (09) 297/7

Dwight Arnold/Dave Wakeling article from the X Magazine. Me singing "Tenderness" onstage with Dave on my 21st birthday was my first time ever singing with a band.

Dwight Arnold/Dave Wakeling article from the X Magazine. Me singing “Tenderness” onstage with Dave on my 21st birthday was my first time ever singing with a band.

102. GENERAL PUBLIC 37. General Public, 1. Tenderness (84), 75.  Never You Done That  50. Tenderness (85), 75. In Conversation 14. Faults and All (86) 300/6
101. P.O.D.  9. Alive (01)  69.  Boom 12.  Youth Of The Nation (02) 58.   Sleeping Awake (03), 11. Lost In Forever (12)  301/5

GEEK NOTES
Bands that had #1 songs in their first year that didn’t make the top 91: the Dirty Heads, Foster the People, Smashmouth, General Public. Simple Minds also had a #1 song but didn’t make the top 91.
Kate Pierson & Chrissy Hynde ranking high as guests even though they’ve never put out solo albums. Pierson has the most points for an act with just two songs.
Most points by an act with three songs: Phoenix
Only act to have four or more songs in one year’s countdown that didn’t make the top 91: Counting Crows
Acts to have songs in four consecutive years that didn’t make the top 91: Eurythmics, Marcy Playground, Everlast, Sprung Monkey

*OOPS. Ties are broken by bands having more songs. I just noticed that I somehow didn’t give M83 a rank so I just made them tied with Frankie Goes To Hollywood at #193 who also had 160 points.  That means that everyone above them is actually one place higher.  Who cares?

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