The 90sPosted: October 1, 2012
The 90s really was one of the best eras for music. I mean the 60s brought rock and roll to a whole other level with the psychedelic sounds of Jimi Hendrix and the other artists that attended Woodstock (if I had a time machine I would definitely go there!) and the 70s brought hard rock mainstream, as many of the rock songs we now call “classic rock” came from the 70s…but then you have the angst of the 90s.
I remember seeing the VH1 top 100 songs of the 90s (maybe it was on MTV but same difference) and as I watched, I saw that many of the songs on there actually represented something. The bands and songs on there were not just artists that released a song, many of their songs meant something to people. The no 1 song of the 90s according to them was “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana.
Kurt Cobain might be regarded as the symbol of the 90s. He was the frontman for one of the greatest bands of the 90s, Nirvana, he had 2 top selling CDs in the era, everybody knew his name and he did sellout concerts all over…but he was not happy with that. Kurt did not give a fuck that he was famous. He did not care at all about the fact that everybody knew his name, and he did not care if you listened to his music or not. He made songs that had questionable titles like “Rape Me”. He used a very similar guitar riff in many of his songs (opening riff for Smells Like),he had a wife that a lot of people hated Through all the fame and money, he was still a sad man. He saw all the bullshit that the world was going through and he saw all the hypocrisy of fame , and saw a very sad world, and his fans liked that about him…he told it like it was. Even though he suffered from depression,cocaine and heroin addiction and eventually killed himself, he is still famous for what he was….the John Lennon of the 90s.
The 90s was punk rock,grunge and alternative music. It was before the days of autotuning,pop singers with bad voices and radios playing nothing but rap,new style R&B, and trending pop songs. I was born in 1989, and I was only very little when I went through the 90s but if i was born sooner, I probably would of fit right in with the angst and anger of that generation.Green Day,Nirvana,Pearl Jam,REM,Chili Peppers,Smashing Pumpkins,Radiohead,Alice in Chains,Rage Against The Machine,Soundgarden and others will live forever in music history while some of the bands and artists from the last few generations will quickly forgotten (nobody will remember Bieber in a few years)
Enjoy your evening everyone..I think I should get ready for work