02-24-2013 05:01 PM
The 1990's ended hair bands, and started a major alternative/grunge movement.
Country also crossed over top pop (who could forget Shania's ass in those jeans in 1994's "Any man of mine" video)
Brit pop also chimed as bands like Oasis stepped up for a time and ruled the charts.....
But regardless of genre.....what songs define the 1990's for you????
02-24-2013 06:19 PM
02-25-2013 03:13 AM
02-25-2013 04:17 AM
Just watched the movie Dirty Work with Norm McDonald and Artie Lange. Hilarious movie with some great 90s music in it.
One song that comes to mind is Good by Better than Ezra.
02-25-2013 12:01 PM
02-25-2013 01:18 PM - edited 02-25-2013 01:48 PM
I've been listening to Skid Row's "Slave to the Grind" quite a bit recently. Great album. That kicked off the 90s for me - metal wasn't dead yet. "Slave to the Grind," "Monkey Business," and "Quicksand Jesus" are all great tunes, and a good example of a metal band that was getting heavier and less about the 'hair' as time went on.
I also think about some bands sort of losing it - Metallica and Guns & Roses in particular. Their 90s releases didn't do it for me.
Pearl Jam's "Ten" was a big album for me (and a billion other people). The whole album, really, hard to pick one song. To me, they're just a great classic rock band. Not really grunge, not really metal. Just good, solid rock. "Alive," "Black" and "Evenflow" being the obvious choices.
Soundgarden's "Jesus Christ Pose," "Slaves & Bulldozers," and "Fell on Black Days" among others.
Alice In Chain's "Dirt" was one of my favorite albums of all time, but it's hard for me to listen to now. Brings up a lot of memories. "Junkhead," "Down in a Hole," "Rooster," "Sickman," "Dirt." Heavy as shit.
Buddy Guy had some great albums in the 90s, too, like "Slippin In," "Damn Right I've Got the Blues," and "Live: The Real Deal w/ the SNL Band." My favorite tunes would be the title tracks from his studio albums, and "Don't Tell Me About The Blues."
Moving out of guitar-centric stuff...
Disposable Heroes of Hiphopricy's "Television, Drug of the Nation" is one of my favorite songs from the decade. The whole album is great, as are Michael Franti's later albums w/ Spearhead.
I also go into Tricky's "Maxinquaye" album a lot - "Black Steel," and "Hell Is Around the Corner" are two of my favorites from that album.
02-25-2013 02:23 PM
I was in a death metal band in the early 90's and doing quite a few gigs and ended up being over staturated with that scene. I ended up going back to the more mainstream metal and rock bands.
Bruce Dickinson's Accident of Birth and Chemical Wedding were major highlights of the 90's for me.
Corrosion of Conformity's Deliverance with "Albatross" and "Clean my Wounds" was another great breath of fresh air.
Black Sabbath put out Cross Purposes
The Refreshments released Big Fuzzy Big and Buzzy with some cool southwestern tunes and guitars
I was introduced to the music of a local guy Rhett Tyler who put out My Passion
I think I have bored your good folks enough with a few memories of the 90's from this brain of mind
02-25-2013 08:49 PM
As the starter of this thread, may I submit some of my fav's from the 1990's... I suggest you take the time to check out any you aren't framiliar with.....especially the two Queen gems recorded just months before Freddie Mercury's death.
Clapton has said that his playing was never as good before or after 1994 to 1996.....is this proof?
02-25-2013 09:06 PM - edited 02-25-2013 09:06 PM
I'm just putting up some bands I was into...
The Tragically Hip
The Tea Party (splendor solis in particular)
U2 (Achtung Baby)
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
02-26-2013 01:23 AM - edited 02-26-2013 04:40 AM
The 90s were, and probably still are, my favorite decade for music. The songs that first come to mind are...
Soundgarden - Fell on Black Days
Pearl Jam - Animal
Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
Greenday - Basketcase
Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Radiohead - My Iron Lung
Stereophonics - A Thousand Trees
King's X - Lost in Germany
Porcupine Tree - Even Less
Spock's Beard - The Light
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name of
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Good list although could do with some Verve, Pulp and Blur
02-26-2013 06:49 AM - edited 02-26-2013 07:03 AM
This is one great track from the guy who was about 400 billion times the "bluesman" that SRV, Billy Gibbons or any of the other posers out there.
Erik Wright had more of impact on music, fashion and society then any of the faux-blues men out there. The 90s belonged to artists like Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Biggie Smalls. These are the musicians, poets and artists who redefined the music of the decade.
Sure, hair metal was big in the beginning and grunge lasted a year or two but the 90s was about rap and hip hop culture. From fashion to movies (Boys in the Hood, South Central, New Jack City, etc...) to fashion to social policy (Racist American media's take on the Rodney King, OJ Simpson, etc...) to televison when we saw shows where multi-culturism became much more prevalant (Martin, Hangin' With Mr. Cooper, Living Single, Roc, In Living Color, etc... and of course Bill Cosby's shows).
If you read Griel Marcus' great book Mystery Train there is a line of blues figures in American culture that he straces from Robert Johnson to Sly Stone to Youngblood Preist, etc.... It's clear that in the 80s and 90s that torch was carried by Erik "Eazy E" Wright and not some cliche bloozeman.
The 90s were a great time when many walls of predjuduce came down in this country.
02-26-2013 01:13 PM
Where to begin? Such a rich musical period for several genres. I went to high school in the 90's, started playing in bands, started working in the music biz. Pretty much every weekend and many weeknights you could find me in a music venue somewhere playing, working or just listening. The soundtrack might go something like:
Blind Melon - St. Andrew's Fall
Faith No More - Kindergarten
Helmet - Wilma's Rainbow
Quicksand - Dine Alone
Phish - Bouncing Around the Room
Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime
Beastie Boys - So Whatcha Want
Jeff Buckley - Eternal LIfe
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Where'd You Go?
Juliana Hatfield - Nirvana
Dinosaur Jr. - Feel The Pain
The Pharcyde - Passin' Me By
Pearl Jam - State of Love and Trust
Nirvana - On a Plain
Mad Season - Above
Ben Harper - Please Bleed
RHCP - Breaking the Girl
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Slayer - Expendable Youth
Pantera - Fucking Hostile
RATM - Bombtrack
White Zombie - Black Sunshine
Blues Traveler - Dropping Some NYC
Xanax 25 - All This
Blind Justice - Into the Void
The Pixies - Velouria
Radiohead - High and Dry
Belly - Feed the Tree
The Wrens - Built-in Girls
Big Ass Truck - 30 K G's
02-26-2013 01:23 PM
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