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Arkansas Playlist: Here We Now, Entertain Us

It’s our annual butt-puckering matchup, let’s talk about something else

First things first, let’s take an hour drive to Eureka Springs, Arkansas and visit a local chocolatier.

There is a lot of comedy to mine out of that image, but I will let all of your imaginations take a journey. #poopjokes

We are playing the Hawgs, we know what that means. Probably overtime, multiple bottles of liquor smashed and complete exhaustion. No reason to go over actual football in this article, I mean does anyone read this for in-depth analysis? Oh you do? Shit. Ummmm... We need to do more whompin’ than they do! (Thanks @shutdownfullcas you are the only college football insight I need)

Today marks a relatively historic day in music history, yes 30 years ago Kid N’ Play’s Face The Nation was released. So many fond memories of happy rap, tall hair and fun partner dances.

Nope, that’s not right. That album was the swan song for Kid N’ Play. No, September 24, 1991 saw the release of The Pixies’ Trompe le Monde, Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Tribe Called Quest’s Low End Theory and the one that everyone is talking about Nirvana’s Nevermind.

Now all these may mean something different to you, and I am not old enough to say these albums meant anything to me at the time, but down the road they shaped my musical taste quite a bit. It was the last Pixies album for decades, it was Tribe’s absolute classic and it turned Red hot Chili Peppers from some oddball funk-rap group to national stars. This article could be about any of those albums. But, the importance of Nevermind probably cannot be understated. It is the definitive album of the early 90s and one of the greatest albums of all time.

Nirvana single handedly killed a genre of music in hair-metal. I know some of you olds are very sad about that, but hey dorks WRRANT SUCKED! Nevermind is pretty much perfect from track 1 Smells Like Teen Spirit to track 13 Endless, Nameless. It’s the album that is the gateway into alt rock and everything that came after it. They reshaped what music was going to be played for the next decade and beyond. And honestly, I listened to all of Nevermind last night, it still holds up. It really is an incredible album that Kurt, Krist, Dave and Butch Vig put together. Have a listen for the billionth time.

When does this neutral site bullshit stop? 2024? Dammit. Ok, whatever, Dallas alum enjoy the game in your soulless spaceship in the middle of a highway. I’ll be chugging Pepcid with a couple Old Grand-Dad chasers. Have fun (this is never fun), be safe (always have a buddy) and (for the love of God) BTHO arkansas.