Adam 12

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Welcome to another edition of Today in Boston ROCK, where I, Adam 12, spotlight Very Important Days In Rock History. September 29th is one.

  • 1989

    September 29, 1989: The Rolling Stones kick off three nights of shows at Foxboro Stadium for their Steel Wheels tour. My mom and dad went to the show, and brought me home a t-shirt! I wrote about it here.

    Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Tour Poster

  • 1992

    September 29, 1992: Stone Temple Pilots release their debut full-length, Core. Remember when it came out and some rock critics were all: “buhhh, Weiland sounds like Eddie Vedder, these guys are a ripoff, duhhh…” Boy, were they wrong. This album still kicks ass, 29 years later. Take a deep dive into it here.

    Stone Temple Pilots Core

  • 1992

    September 29, 1992: Alice In Chains release their breakthrough sophomore album Dirt. That’s right: Core and Dirt dropped on the exact same day. Maybe not as big as September 24 1991, but September 29, 1992’s a big day in rock. Dirt was a transformative for me. I was 15 when it came out, a sophomore in high school, and about as emotionally and hormonally messed-up as a suburban white kid could be. Layne’s pain was mine. Of course, he was struggling with the needle. I was just upset the girl I liked didn’t like me back. Boo-hoo!

    Alice in Chains - 'Dirt'

    “Heavy” doesn’t even begin to describe this brilliant AIC album.  (We’re not sure if the right word even exists.) If you’re perhaps on the road trying to escape some stuff, this is the album to play to try and help you work through your thoughts.