I specialize in Classic Alternative. From the late 1970's through to this very day. Playing classic New Wave, Synth Pop, New Romantic, Post Punk, Industrial, Punk, Ska, Reggae, Brit-Pop, Grunge, Trip Hop, Alternative, Electronic and much more! Tune in for DJ BK's Modern Rock #1's which is uploaded every week. On this series I chronicle every single song that has ever hit the #1 spot on Billboard's Modern Rock chart. The chart started in 1988 with Siouxsie and the Banshees taking the top spot ...
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Recently started playing out 2018/2019. DJ'n Hard House at places such as Twist, Encoded, K-Zone, Hard Culture & Filth Face since then I have taken up production keep your eyes on this page ;) My hard sound has evolved since i got a taste for the hoovers and horns listening to friends mix CD's in the car around Millennium time such as "Hard house Nation" & "Frantic Euphoria" Diving into the clubland CDs I found myself clubbing in places like Glasshouse Leeds and Heaven & Hell. Artists that s ...
In 1991 Mick Jones' Big Audio Dynamite became Big Audio Dynamite II. The lead single from the album The Globe was Rush and it went to #1 for 4 consecutive weeks on August 10th, 1991. It borrowed heavily from many different songs.
The first band that ever went #1 on Modern Rock the first week the chart was formed in 1988 was Siouxsie and the Banshees. They are back on July 6, 1991 with their second #1 song with Kiss Them For Me. This was the bands most successful single in the United States.
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Electronic was a supergroup of sorts featuring Bernard Sumner from New Order and Johnny Marr who may be best know as The Smiths lead guitarist. The group often featured prominent guest vocal appearances from other heavyweight peer artists. This song went to #1 on the week of June 22nd, 1991 for 2 consecutive weeks.…
Elvis Costello goes all Beach Boys pastiche with a good time, California feel to the music, contrasted with dark lyrical content. This track went to number one of the week of May 25th, 1991 for 4 consecutive weeks.
Going to number 1 for two consecutive weeks on the week of May 11th, 1991 was Simple Minds with See The Lights. This relatively hook-less song probably wouldn't make it far on Modern Rock radio these days, and it certainly shows how much the chart has changed since 1991.
Toronto spawned many great New Wave bands in the late 1970's and early 1980's. One of the most prominent in Canadian New Wave music history was the group Blue Peter. Fronted by Paul Humphrey, these guys formed in 1978 and had much success in Canada in the early to mid 1980's. Humphrey recently passed away this April. So let's take a look at the Can…
Going to #1 for 8 weeks on March 16th, 1991. This song catapulted REM from underground group into mainstream stardom with a very unlikely hit. Tune in to find out what this track is really about and how it all came together. Clip1 - Michael Stipe on Losing My Religion
The alternative rock/dance group Jesus Jones went to number 1 on February 9th, 1991 for 5 consecutive weeks with this hopeful song. Inspired by the collapse of the Berlin wall, and used by countless politicians in political campaigns. Join me for the break down of what was the most played song on College Rock Radio in 1991.…
There is a rather strong connection between Sarah McLachlan and Industrial music. Her vocals have ended up on a few prominent 80's industrial tracks from Vancouver, BC. Thanks to Nettwerk records her career launched. Tune in to find out the connection between Sarah McLachlan and Industrial music. Audio in the episode1 - Moev - Alibis2 - Much Music …
On this episode we take a brief look at the debut album Please from The Pet Shop Boys. Why did the group call the record Please? Why has the album seen a sudden surge in popularity in 2021? What's with the cover design? Tune in an find out. Clips 1) The Pet Shop Boys - Opportunities2) The Pet Shop Boys - Two Divided By Zero3) The Pet Shop Boys - To…
The first single from Stings The Soul Cages album. It was written out of the grief of dealing with the death of his father and is layered with imagery from Stings childhood as well as challenging rituals and cultural tradition. It went to number one on January 26th, 1991 for two consecutive weeks.
One of the first punk rock bands to come out of Toronto. The Diodes were really the tale of the band that almost struck it big, but just never quite made it. Episode Clips (In Order)The Diodes - Tired of Waking Up TiredThe Diodes - Terminal RockThe Diodes - Dead on ArrivalThe Diodes - Burn Down Your Daddy's HouseThe Diodes - Photographs From MarsTh…
It was March 19th, 1990 and Depeche Mode took the world by storm with their 7th studio album. They had been around for over a decade but they finally broke into the mainstream thanks to massive singles like Personal Jesus and Enjoy the Silence. In fact, Depeche Mode were so popular that they inadvertently incited a riot. Join me at this look at Dep…
On this day we had a couple of massive releases in 1977 from legacy artists Iggy Pop and The Clash. There's some events from The Sex Pistols and The Ramones, and a few birthdays to recognize.
This track by The Happy Monday's was the first song to go number one on Modern Rock in the year 1991. It borrowed heavily from an old Labelle song as well as being great influence by another song from the group Hot Chocolate. The Monday's were all about the groove when putting together this track. Join me for the break down.…
What happened on March 11th in Classic Alternative history? Tune in and find out what went down and who was born as DJ BK breaks it down for you.
Legendary goth band The Sisters of Mercy went to #1 for the week of December 15th, 1990 with More. Did you know Meat Loaf covered this song? Join me for the breakdown. Remember to check out all things DJ BK on Twitter @djbkretro
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Another song to hit number one for 4 non consecutive weeks. This iconic track is pretty much about what the title suggests. Perry Farrell had a tendency for kleptomania throughout his life. He started when he was 5.
The Replacements hit the top spot again with their lead single from their 1990 release All Shook Down. The track is Merry Go Round and saw the band take a tamer and more radio friendly approach. It went to #1 on October 13, 1990 for the first of 4 non consecutive weeks.
This song went to #1 for 2 weeks on September 29, 1990 and then back to #1 for another week on October 20, 1990. It marked a shift for the band back into guitar based music after dabbling with synthesizers for years prior.
The lead single from INXS's 1990 album X. This song was actually inspired by a dye job of pop singer Kylie Minogue's hair. Join me for the break down of this classic track that surprisingly only went to #1 for 1 week on September 22, 1990.
The first band to embrace the new wave sound in Canada formed in 1977 in Toronto as part of the art and punk scenes on Queen Street West. Fronted by visual artist Michaele Jordana, The Poles saw much success around the city of Toronto with their single "CN Tower." Clips:1 - The Poles - Prime Time2 - Punk Rock in Toronto 76 to 79 interview with John…
Indie rock group The Railway Children were active in the UK from the mid 1980's. A charting pop hit had always alluded them through a few albums but in 1990 they finally charted in the UK with this song. It also went to #1 on Modern Rock for the week of September 8th, 1990. Join me for the breakdown.…
Just around the time The Stooges and MC5 were making a name for themselves across the midwestern United States, Simply Saucer from Hamilton were treading similar ground sonically. This genre became known as "Rust Belt Punk." Join me for the breakdown of one of Canada's first alternative bands.
Stop! from Janes Addiction was written back in 1986 but not officially released until 1990. It went to #1 for the week of September 1st, 1990 for 2 non consecutive weeks. Join me for the break down of this classic track.
David J has had a lengthy career playing in several heavy hitters in the classic alternative world. He went number 1 with this track on August 18th, 1990. Join me to find out more about who this guy is!
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This was the most successful single for the UK rock band Gene Loves Jezebel in the United States. Going #1 on Modern Rock for the week of August 11th, 1990 and then regaining the #1 spot for another week on August 25th.
This classic song from Concrete Blonde went #1 for 4 straight weeks on Modern Rock starting on July 14th 1990. Tune in as I break it down and tell you who the song is really about
This track from the group World Party went to #1 on Modern Rock for 5 straight weeks (what a run!) on June 9th, 1990. Join me for the breakdown and some info on just who the heck World Party are?
Everyone knows about London and New York. But did you know that Toronto had quite the interesting and diverse punk rock scene in the 1970's? Join me for a multi part look at Toronto Punk Rock.
Did you know this is Depeche Mode's only song to chart better in the US than in the UK? Check out my breakdown of Policy of Truth which went to number one for 1 week on June 1st, 1990.
The Sunday's were a jangle pop band from the UK. Tune in to find out what exactly Jangle Pop is and information on their single Here's Where the Story Ends which went to #1 on modern rock on May 26, 1990.
In 1983, German Synth-pop artist Peter Schilling released a song about a character very similar to the one in David Bowie's Space Oddity. Both called Major Tom. Is Schilling's song a continuation of the same story started by Bowie? The jury is still out.
Midnight Oil is back with their second number 1 of 1990 from the Blue Sky Mining album. This time we are talking about the song The Forgotten Years which went to number 1 for one week on May 19th, 1990.
Electronic Body Music is the full term. What is it and where did it come from?
Sinead O'Connor's follow up single to Nothing Compares to You was this rocky little song in which she took aim at the world around her, as Sinead often does.
Don't You Forget About Me was a massive pop hit for the band Simple Minds. But initially they didn't want to record the song at all. In fact, a number of high profile names passed on the track. Join DJ BK for the breakdown.
This was Depeche Mode's most successful US single. It was originally envisioned to be a very different song. Join DJ BK for the breakdown of Enjoy the Silence which went to #1 on April 21st, 1990.
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For the second week in a row the Modern Rock Chart is topped by a song from an Australian group. This time The Church went to #1 on April 14th, 1990 with Metropolis. Join me for the breakdown.
The DEBUT EPISODE of Alternative Facts with DJ BK. This episode takes a look at Ministry and how their debut album is straight up synth pop dance. A far cry from industrial metal.
Always good for political or social justice cause is Australia's Midnight Oil. This track was able to go to number one on Modern Rock on April 7th, 1990.
This song was written by Prince but he never recorded or performed it until after this massive Sinead O'Connor hit. Find out the whole story, including details on their bizarre encounter one night in California.
It is often said that this song from Peter Murphy is considered the most successful pre Nevermind single in the Modern Rock Chart history. It sat atop the chart for 7 weeks. Join me from the breakdown of this classic tune.
The first track to go #1 in the decade the 1990's was from The Psychedelic Furs and their single "House." This was the second single from the 1989 release Book of Days. Join me for the breakdown.
Noise Pop group The Jesus and Mary Chain went to #1 for 3 weeks starting on December 30th, 1989. Making them the final #1 of the 1980's.