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It was all Nirvana, Screaming Trees, Pearl Jam, Dinosaur Jr, STP, etc etc etc. There was no room for Brit Pop!
My top 10 bands circa 1992/93 were:
Alice in Chains
Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
coz of that fucking video with the caravan and the paint.
a flannel shirt and everything... oh, to be a teenager in the mid-90s
QUITE FANCIED THE JAPANESE GIRL!!!111
plus, i'm not that old.
It was all Brit Pop for me. But I am a bit "younger" than everyone else in this thread. No offence.
I hate messy things. That and 'A Little Time' (I think) by the Beautiful South are the worst videos ever made, for this reason.
But I also liked metal.
Lots of metal.
Were they dying of nuclear fallout or something? It used to terrify me on top of the pops.
long-sleeved-Levellers-tshirt (i've no idea what was going on there)
Suede-'Trash'-tshirt-with-no-checked-shirt (a bit too far the other way)
long-sleeved-Marilyn-Manson-tshirt (i've no idea what was going on there part 2)
I kept an exotic centre parting that looked like a misformed mushroom through the whole sorry debacle though.
I don't think so, I was submersed in various forms of punk, but a lot of people seemed to say that was a form of grunge. I disagreed, it wasn't about the lyrics or the checked shirts for me, it was more the noise/speed/energy I liked.
Does that HMV advert actually say 'The Dark Night'? Jeezus.
My metal stage came a little later.
I had long hair with an undercut. Rad.
Long hair and checked shirts? Yes. 7in SubPop singles by no-marks like Sprinkler? Yes.
but I've never been able to stand Pearl Jam. I was also more into the NWA, Ice-T, Boo Ya Tribe side of hiphop.
Me. I went and saw Dinosaur Jnr even. Mud Honey, Pearl Jame, Alice in Chains, Nirvana..it was just 'there', wasn't it.
Sub Pop Rock City comp
Kill Rock Stars comp
I even had a 7 Year Bitch single
long hair....check shirts, band t shirts, ripped jeans,converse trainers, german army jacket with band names written all over it, broken glasses taped together.... nirvana, mudhoney, dinosaur, shellac, lizard, fugazi, sonic youth, MELVINS. hash spliffs....beer and thunderbird...mixtapes, sneakin into rock clubs, potwashing, spray paint, BLACK FLAG, abandoned buildings, house parties, acid, BUTTHOLE SURFERS, the streets and parks of Reading. Some of the best years of my life.
and the arrival of Onyx.
check shirt, Mudhoney or Lemonheads tshirt, black DMs, amazing centre parting. Great times. No Britpop for me though, and to this day I still seem to generally prefer US stuff.
as you well know Sir.
Many check shirts, ripped jeans, also had excellent long sleeved Shame about Ray and Meat is Murder t-shirts. Had many bad haircuts, sometimes simultaneously. There are photos. Still wear DMs for the extra half inch of height they give me at gigs.
Didn't see that many grunge bands though. Caught the tail end of that, which somehow merged seamlessly into Britpop.
Does anyone else remember the NME A-Z of grunge? I remember God Bullies, Unsane and Halo of Flies were in it, as were Pavement, bizarrely.
the commentary on the greatest hits DVD is great. it's basically just members of the band saying what they wanted to happen, and then how it all went completely wrong and that's how it ended up with the video as it is.
Grunged out my nut.
Still am, in a not-so-big way.
I do miss these days, before I became all cynical. Now when I see the teenagers doing what I was doing then I just think "fucking grow up, those bands you listen to are rubbish, listen to this, this is real music'.
What have I become?
I just listened to loads of metal, quite a lot of hip-hop, and a fair bit of brit pop. Sepultura, Wu-Tang and Shine compilation basically!
Also, I had zero fashion sense and just wore tracksuits and trainers until about the age of 15. Which is where my fashion sense is heading back to now, I'm happy to report.
a year or so ago. Like it was some ancient history lesson. On the plus side, I did own 9/10 of the 10 Grunge albums you MUST own.
They took four years of continual wear and general abuse before they finally died. Thought about putting them in a display case at one point.
it was all about the nu-metal era/pop punk/ska:
Reel big fish
Less than jake
You get the point
Number of these bands I still listen too ....... none
Some band I'd never even heard of that they'd thrown in to be obscure.
One word name. Might have begun with R or B.
Is there a hypnotist in the house?
Easiest haircut ever. The hairdressers must have loved it.