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Ofecks
May 4, 2009

*~*~ CONJURE ~*~ ~*~* FOOD *~*~*


So I was born in 1980. This means I was at just the right age to embrace the alt rock explosion of the 90's, although I do admit I was a Johnny-come-lately poser and didn't start listening to "good" music until a friend turned me on to grunge in 94-95. In any case, this is "my" era that accompanied my teen years and all that implies. Please use this thread to talk about rock music of any subgenre that occurred in the '90s.

THE HEAVY-HITTERS

Nirvana
Heavily influenced by punk rock, these guys made an incredibly polished-sounding record called Nevermind that was a crazy commercial success, according to some STARTED the grunge and 90's alt rock movement, and effectively put an end to the hair/glam metal that was dominating the rock scene in the late 80's. Pretty much everything they did is goddamn amazing, but this is the record most people will recognize their tunes from.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbgKEjNBHqM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyxoQIQaogE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGrdN8gqszE

Pearl Jam
With more of a classic-rock-inspired sound and skillful, creative musicianship, Eddie Vedder & co. produced some undeniable masterpiece records to add to the Seattle Scene™. I wasn't a HUGE fan back in the day, but I've come to better appreciate their stuff over time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqYIwJDsinM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLsnJAj5cms

Alice in Chains
These guys put a more metal spin on grunge that sounds really impressive and dark. They also do amazing acoustic tracks. RIP Lane Staley (vocals).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bs02sQxNnV0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_GPxe91hWE

Soundgarden
While I'm not a fan, I realize these guys are massively popular and they definitely define the era/genre.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg

A VERY HONORABLE MENTION TO THE SMASHING PUMPKINS
No discussion of 90's rock headliners would be complete without mention of the Pumpkins. Taking an ecclectic mix of arena rock, punk, art-rock like shoegaze/space/etc., and eventually electronica, Billy Corgan's creative stylings are all over the place musically but always accessable and superbly-crafted. They're awesome enough to have their own thread.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-KE9lvU810
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60J6HlvfePM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVxSBuPqQ0g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZcOSvNh2-k

OTHERS IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

Local H
This is a great two-man band from bumfuck, IL that's often compared to Nirvana, and although Scott Lucas' vocals are a shoe-in at times (but equally great to Cobain's), I find they put their own twist on things. This is my best friend's favorite band, and he says they have a lot of good stuff other than "As Good as Dead", featuring the radio hit "Bound For the Floor". I should sample his collection someday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Oe5YKhzCE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KHoLogLoGg

Filter
Starring Richard Patrick, former guitarist in Trent Reznor's live band, and brother to the actor that played the T-1000 in Terminator 2 (Robert), this one has some industrial tinges obvious from the drum machine and overall production, but it belongs here because it just plain ROCKS. Featured is the song (rumored to be) about Bud Dwyer, the US politican who committed suicide during a live press conference in the late 80's. I also heard it on an episode of the X-Files! Love playing bass along with this one. As far as their other albums, I didn't care for "Title of Record" but "Amalgamut" from the early 00's is pretty good. Haven't listened to any of the others.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3yvFmi_q1M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ownHbBfPRiY

Stone Temple Pilots
Featuring Scott Weiland and 3 other amazing musicians, I feel STP was overshadowed by the big five heavy-hitters, but the first two albums ("Core" and "Purple") are definitely worth listening to. Those two are all I have, but I do like that "Sour Girl" song off one of their later ones. The frontman was known for his bizarre behavior and vices with substances. Sad to see him go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNjtekteQ50
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L35vA9-DZl4

Hole
A girl-fronted rock band, their first album "Pretty on the Inside" wasn't really listenable so I gave it away. This one is pretty good though. Oh, by the way, the vocalist was infamously married to Kurt Cobain and this came out after he died, hence the album title "Live Through This" .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH_rfGBwamc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p3oTfikVXA

Hum
What a lot of people think of when they hear the term "space rock". Has lots of creative (but unintelligible) lyrics and themes. Vocalist Matt Talbot is kinda monotone and takes some getting used to, but is a great songwriter and should be an inspiration to all bespectacled would-be rockers out there.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKXm_la9M1A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0CKdaVgIYQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjAK1CAz7Io

Weezer
Gave us some really catchy (I mean really catchy) heavy rock with pop sensibilities. They're still around doing their thing on various multicolored records, but I want to say that without Matt Sharp on bass (see below) their sound has suffered. Probably best known for their absurd "Buddy Holly" video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kemivUKb4f4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFFgayhYnXI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUm5-1x1LfA

The Rentals
The above should not be mentioned without former bassist Matt Sharp's band. He likes moogs (a specific type of synthesizer), super-fuzzy distortion, and is awesome. I specifically remember the first time I saw the below video on MTV and thought it was simultaneously the most ridiculous and incredible thing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi-H6ohY37k

Failure oh god incoming
Holy poo poo, am I a fan of these guys. It was a Saturday morning during the summer of '96 when I heard "Stuck On You" on the radio. The sound absolutely blew me away, it was unlike anything I'd ever heard before. I was working at the local shopping mall, so I rushed to the music store on my break and bought the CD on which the single was featured titled " Fantastic Planet". Much to my surprise, I LOVED EVERY SINGLE SONG ON THE 17-TRACK ALBUM. Named for the 70's animated French film of the same name, it is an absolute masterpiece, and frequently cited in those "Great albums you've never heard of" lists. Musically influenced by 70's/80's alternative acts such as The Cure and My Bloody Valentine, Failure was formed in 1990 by vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer Ken Andrews while he was in film school. Joined by drummer Robert Gauss and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Greg Edwards, they started out with a dark, sensual sound (made mainly by Greg's fretless bass melodies and Ken's droning background guitar layers), but switched to a more approachable rock style with their first album "Comfort", produced by Steve Albini in his Minnesota studio one year before Nirvana recorded In Utero there. Unlike the latter, this album was a commercial failure (ha) and they returned to a closer sound to what originally made them unique in the follow-up "Magnified". During this era, Gauss left and was replaced by Kellii Scott, and they opened for Tool on many NA and Euro tour dates. Magnified was also unsuccessful and they entered the studio for what they thought was the final time, and put their creative balls to the wall. Fantastic Planet was the result. This time, they sold a few records, picked up Troy Van Leeuwen (later was in A Perfect Circle and currently Queens of the Stone Age) and went on tour with Local H. They also played 1st stage at Lolapallooza '97 and recorded a great cover of Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" for the eponymous tribute album, but Greg Edward's ongoing heroin addiction was too much and they called it quits. Ken went "On" for two solo albums (and a third under his own name), Year of the Rabbit for a more traditional rock band, and tons of behind-the-scenes producer/mixer/audio credits for some pretty major act like Tenacious D, Beck, A Perfect Circle, NIN, Jimmy Eat World, and others. Greg joined Autolux in the early 00's and made some incredible shoegaze-y rock in their debut Future Perfect, playing guitar and synthesizers. Kellii drummed for a bunch of bands, like Veruca Salt, Blinker the Star, and Guns N Roses (!). They re-united last year and did two tours and a full-length album "The Heart is a Monster". I got to see them live, it was a religious experience for me.

*breathes*

While each Failure album/era sounds vastly different, they tend to stick with a few universal traits - prominent bass melodies and chords (sometimes very heavily distorted), walls of guitars, and dissonance. I like *EVERYTHING* they've done, even the strange early fretless sound, and the bare-bones Albini trainwreck that is Comfort.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG9EfNW5ztA (FABIO'S PARTY )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzhOfa9n4gI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWsBj84CfAA (these drums sound loving awesome in my car [and only in my car] for some reason)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ6Iif01_xc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQOz8rnSQzM

Harvey Danger
Another of the "nerdier" rock acts of the time, you may have heard "Flagpole Sitta" which was all over the place at the time. Ultimately they were a one-hit-wonder, but I have the album and there's some good stuff on there!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJo0MT3wDBs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeC1sXEm2D8

Radiohead
Probably the UK's biggest export of the 90's, Thom Yorke's brainchild has a very wide range of sounds and influences beloved by many music fans, but my personal favorite is from their debut:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rsqg95anNw

Silverchair
A young (at the time) Aussie band once called "Nirvana in pajamas" by the press, a lot of my acquaintences in high school liked them but I did not. Maybe someday I'll check out the rest of the album, but in the meantime, here's a video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZD982yrmx4

Stabbing Westward
Before it was called "emo", we didn't actually have a name for it. Dark Gothic Industrial maybe? I dunno. These guys embody the moping angst of black-clad teenagers, but in the 90's it seemed to have less of the stigma it has now. If it weren't obvious, themes here are depression, lonliness, abandonment, and relationships gone awry. For me the highlight is Christopher Hall's incredibly on-key screams. Sadly, a management-induced sound change killed the band in the early 00's.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ePp5NPXeSE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTyazTGiz4Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0tnAoyVJh4

Foo Fighters
Former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl's side-project-turned-superstar thing. Also starring Pat Smear (Nirvana) and former members of Sunny Day Real Estate. While he's released like a dozen commercially-successful albums, I only care for the first and part of the 2nd. Sue me. Regardless, he's one of the best musicians of our time, and puts on an amazing show when he's drumming. He's got his own thread, here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyxjLW2n7W8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7rCNiiNPxA

Bush
Another UK group, fronted by pretty boy Gavin Rossdale. And another Nirvana comparison by the press. Whatever, they had their own sound. Had? Yeah, they had a really popular first album, a "meh" follow-up (although I actually like it better), some weird-rear end electronica thing, then pretty much disappeared.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcmVYUoDNlQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijXefP2hKOA

Sponge
They did that so-so "16 Candles" song you may have heard on the radio, but I have the album and there's some real gems in there. The second one has a particular sound that just sounds like the mid-90's, whatever that means.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scawz6HpCF8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcYLXGqiGdg

The Dandy Warhols
Some crazy art-rock band featuring the beautiful and talented Zia McCabe. No idea who the others are. I do like their fuzzy sound though.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APrpB-i4d_E

Marilyn Manson
While shock-rock-type stuff is usually the realm of metal (and Alice Cooper), you have to give it to this guy and his cronies. They really tried. Having supermodel-serial killer pseudonyms, straight-up ridiculous costumes, album art, and videos (SNL's David Spade: "Oh, Satan called, your videos are scaring the poo poo out of him.") this was another favorite group of the black-clad freaks, but infinitely more popular. The normies loved this poo poo too. The girl that lent me the "Smells Like Children" CD was a varsity cheerleader, of all things.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXyizmsYpag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmfQ7gSaJgM

Veruca Salt
A female-fronted group named for the bratty girl in the 60s Willy Wonka movie. I wasn't a fan but I remember this video (kitties! :3) and I'm mentioning them because at one point Failure's Kellii Scott drummed for them. Great chorus.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC9AUR-iTo0

Candlebox
This one was a popular hit in the early 90's. Upon exploring the album, there's a lot of traditional blues influence. Pretty cool.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAMf2pmOzkk

Garbage
Electro-poppish band with the alluring Shirley Manson (no relation to Marilyn) on vocal duty. Interesting band name, but does not describe the music. I'm sure some may disagree.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypr18UmxOas

Nada Surf
If my local hipster indie station is any indication, Nada Surf are apparently now some kind of hipster indie posterchild. It wasn't always so. In fact, I remember the following 1997 video being one of the last great "post-grunge era" alt rock acts on MTV before numetal took over. I bought the album and it's full of great stuff.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNc45FTenhg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwI1GDK85Mc

Orgy
Another band with industrial elements with darker sounds and themes. I love their cover of New Order's Blue Monday. Bought the album and it's "eh".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAt9QTmVc7Q

Tool
I'm not really sure how to describe Tool. They're a rock band, definitely. But they have elements of metal, art-rock, industrial, acoustic... all sorts of poo poo. I don't consider myself a diehard fan (they have lots), but some of what I've heard over the years is pretty outstanding and they lead to A Perfect Circle, the first album of which I love. Well- named forums poster BLOODY stinkyhole FART's moniker came from an interview they gave regarding MTV refusing to air some of their song titles (I'm not a Tool expert, so I'm guessing it's "Stinkfist" I remember seeing as "Song #2"). Much like Failure's Greg Edwards, their bassist plays a Wal, which is a really expensive high-quality UK instrument only available as custom-made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm38Ojh61lY

NUMETAL

"Louder" groups started emerging in the mid-90's and by '97 or so became a superfad in the rock scene, lasting a decade afterwards. They are predominately rock bands, for sure, but tend to lean towards the metal or hardcore punk side of things.

Deftones
My only like of the bunch, mostly due to their transition from super-post-hardcore (their first album) to what I can only describe as "beautifully-scathing" art-rock (White Pony onwards). Around the Fur came out in '96 and was a favorite among anyone I knew liking loud music, incorporating a combination of the two aformentioned styles.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOzs1FehYOA

Someone else can and should do an effortpost about Korn, Limp Bizkit, Incubus and the like. While I'm not well-versed in this subgenre, I recognize its importance in the rock scene at the time - it was everywhere and had a lot of fans.

LIGHTER STUFF

Hootie & The Blowfish
Pop-rock, mostly pop. They were on David Letterman more times than I can count, probably just because Dave & team liked saying the name. While us cool kids were headbangin to Deftones, our parents loved Hootie. Frontman Darius Rucker went on to currently engage in the country music scene, notable for being probably the only black performer to do so.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoW3bqnr7tw

Gin Blossoms
Matchbox Twenty
Tonic
The Rembrandts
Four groups among a lot of other me-too pop radio-friendly acts of the mid-to-late 90's. While I don't care for them or know much about them, I'm listing them because they were there along with all the others and I'm sure they have their fans. Especially notable are The Rembrandts, who composed the theme song for TV sensation "Friends", which I'll be the first to admit I thoroughly enjoyed (the show).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-9kPks0IfE

GERMAN SYNTHESIZERS ACH

I used to be a huge Nine Inch Nails fan, and briefly dabbled in some "traditional" industrial (Ministry, Læther Strip, Skinny Puppy, Chemlab, Armageddon Dildos), which I think had its heyday in the 90's but I don't know all that much about it, and has its own thread.

drat PUNKS ON MY LAWN

Last but not least, there's lots of punk rock in the mainstream 90's. Stuff like Green Day, The Offspring, Rancid, Goldfinger, etc. Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on who you ask) I know next to nothing about any of those bands other than what it is (sort-of), what I saw on the MTV Buzz Bin, and the occasional Beavis & Butt-head video. If you're looking for punk, it's lumped in with emo/hardcore over here, while the offshoot ska is here.

Ok, that's enough for now. Please let me know if there's any mis-information I should correct and post your own 90's favorites I undoubtedly missed.

Ofecks fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2015 around 02:30

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vanov
Sep 19, 2005

sup space lol

I too grew up in this era and it's been fun watching which bands evolved and survived to still make impactful music and which ones burned out brilliantly once their respective fads died out. Dear god, the wave of poo poo that came out after numetal broke out and "Freak on a Leash" spent long enough on TRL to get retired because they were sick of playing it. Apparently Failure is still around/came back?

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

*~*~ CONJURE ~*~ ~*~* FOOD *~*~*


Yeah both Failure and Hum got back together in recent years, even sharing some tour dates earlier this year, including DC which is do-able for me. That would've been an amazing show, but I didn't make it there.

SgtScruffy
Dec 27, 2003

Babies.



Scott Weiland's death is definitely one of those deaths that makes you sad, but that was almost an inevetability. He basically was the personification of the 90's heroin rocker, other than maybe Staley, and never quite was able to conquer the addiction. I wasn't a fan of his solo work, but the range he had of vocal styles between songs always impressed me. I remember having lots of "wait this is STP?!" moments in the 90's.

As for other 90's rock, The Offspring - Smash was the first CD I ever bought, so it has a special place in my heart as some solid West Coast pop (?) punk that wasn't sugary at all.

Muddy Burphy
Dec 4, 2010

The #RXT REVOLUTION has two words for ya..
SCOOP IT!



he knows...


Since you mentioned "Sour Girl," yesterday I learned that it wasn't Scott Weiland singing in the chorus. Supposedly Weiland was on a bender when they needed to record those vocals, so producer Brendan O'Brien sang them while trying to sound like him

DominoDancing
Apr 26, 2008

Each morning after Sunblest
Feel the benefit
Mental arithmetic


Muddy Burphy posted:

Since you mentioned "Sour Girl," yesterday I learned that it wasn't Scott Weiland singing in the chorus. Supposedly Weiland was on a bender when they needed to record those vocals, so producer Brendan O'Brien sang them while trying to sound like him

Interesting, but may I ask where you read that? Because I never heard that before, and my Google search comes up with nothing.

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



hi heres some actually decent rock music from the 1990's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQEiWxJIFkE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCcFpWa9Bs8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VM9v11kgQ_w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWwhdINdMs8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clLIBxNWMA0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUslQZAD-t8

Earwicker fucked around with this message at Dec 5, 2015 around 19:04

Platypus Farm
Jul 12, 2003

Francis is my name, and breeding is my game. All bow before the fertile smut-god!


I was the same way as the OP in the 90s RE: pearl jam. The older I get though the more I appreciate eddie's ability to write emotionally gripping lyrics that tell a story in a way rarely seen outside of like, I don't know, neil young etc.

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

*~*~ CONJURE ~*~ ~*~* FOOD *~*~*


Earwicker posted:

hi heres some actually decent rock music from the 1990s

Not bad

too weird for me

nope

yussss, I like some of the Helmet I've heard, but I don't own any albums

I like this

Woa, not sure what to make of that

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



Ofecks posted:

Not bad

too weird for me

nope

yussss, I like some of the Helmet I've heard, but I don't own any albums

I like this

Woa, not sure what to make of that

What's weird about that second song?

Enos Cabell
Nov 3, 2004


Old person checking in. Most of the OP stuff is good, but it all got heavy airplay back in the day, and you can still hear most of those songs on classic rock stations today.

Here's some other bands that my friends and I were really into.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UI9vhZycf0Y

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_1c26bqvDM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PE5f561Y1x4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Rl65sH8bA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deLPWyi4H-c

And a few more mega-popular bands:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBQ2305fLeA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPNFVj-pISU

EugeneJ
Feb 5, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


DominoDancing posted:

Interesting, but may I ask where you read that? Because I never heard that before, and my Google search comes up with nothing.

When they performed it live Scott never sang the chorus either:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gni8LhGLx1U

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


I like the Britpop bands.

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

*~*~ CONJURE ~*~ ~*~* FOOD *~*~*


Enos Cabell posted:

Here's some other bands that my friends and I were really into.

For sure, "Nearly Lost You" is one of those songs where my brain immediately goes "zomg 90's" whenever I hear it.

I never understood Primus. In recent years I've come to appreciate Les' bass playing and the absurd dissonance, but it still mostly sounds like a joke band to me. Like, rodeo circus clowns on drugs or something.


Wheat Loaf posted:

I like the Britpop bands.

Blur, Oasis, ????? Who am I forgetting?

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



Ofecks posted:

I never understood Primus. In recent years I've come to appreciate Les' bass playing and the absurd dissonance, but it still mostly sounds like a joke band to me.

That's because it is a joke band.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

by FactsAreUseless


Ofecks posted:

Blur, Oasis, ????? Who am I forgetting?

Pulp, Suede, Ocean Colour Scene, a few others. Blur and Oasis were the big names, obviously, and there were lots of imitators who were never as good, just like there were lots of sub-par grunge bands who followed Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Coldplay and, I don't know, Travis were to Britpop what Nickelback or Creed were to grunge.

Shnicker
Feb 15, 2006


Can't forget Live. Throwing Copper had a bunch of awesome songs. The first time I heard Lightning Crashes was actually in the run-up to the 1995 Super Bowl, when a radio DJ thought it would be a funny way of showing his (and everyone else's) pick.
It's a little embarrassing how obsessed I was with this band back in the day...

Uh, here's a link. It also won the MTV music video of the year back when it meant something... or something like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsJ4O-nSveg


Also, Our Lady Peace. I still love Naveed even to this day, and the only reason I bought their three subsequent albums was because I thought they could manage another album that was half as good as their first.

I started hating them as human beings after they postponed a show in Florida due to illness and told people not to get refunds because they would come back and they never did. This was after I saw them a couple years earlier in Orlando and Raine was super lovely to the crowd for no reason. gently caress them and their lovely albums after #1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cF06Mb8L870


I forgot about Soul Coughing. They were so unusual and the only band besides Pearl Jam that I really liked and never got to see live. Their third album had some more radio-friendly songs (Circles) but the second album was just so weirdly awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJAcMxkjCTs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRqP52c0OLU

Shnicker fucked around with this message at Dec 9, 2015 around 15:45

JoeRules
Jul 11, 2001


Dude puts Sponge in the OP but leaves out the 90siest song of all:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqKcUS2Npic

Also, have these:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYerwwTV5qc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onjaC3A2xjk

Ofecks
May 4, 2009

*~*~ CONJURE ~*~ ~*~* FOOD *~*~*


Oh yeah, Live was kind of a big deal. My sister had Throwing Copper and Secret Samadhi. I thought they were OK but I really liked the first single from the latter "Lakini's Juice". Had to look that up, I haven't heard it in like 15 years. I remember the chorus being out-of-this-world awesome.

Yup, still is. Thanks for that reminder.

Speaking of major act singles with great choruses - my friends hated this one but it was my secret guilty pleasure.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jne9t8sHpUc

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



I like this whole album a lot and I listened to it an insane amount in the 1990's (it was stuck in my car's tape deck for a year when I was a sophomore in high school). I still listen to it now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MSvJaFgVK8

also in the middle of the 90's David Bowie made what I think is one of the best albums of his career, 1.Outside. This particular tune has some amazing piano played by Mike Garson (most famous for his solo in a much earlier Bowie hit, Aladdin Sane)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnJYbqF7xPc

Bill Laswell was a very busy guy in the 90's, and most of what he made was not any kind of rock music. But Praxis was a great rock project he put together including Buckethead, Bootsie Coolins, Bernie Worrell, and Brain. Mixed results but there are some real good songs including this anthem from 92 (don't worry it turns into a rock song after the organ solo):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp3Ydq3IMag

and here's a nice little tune from up in Canada:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKLpeNJ9zZo


the op posted:

Before it was called "emo", we didn't actually have a name for it. Dark Gothic Industrial maybe? I dunno

what are you even talking about? emo and gothic/industrial have practically nothing to do with each other, emo was around prior to the 90's, and stabbing westward had nothing to do with emo, they were basically NIN imitators.

listen to the Appleseed Cast song that I posted earlier for a good example of typical mid/late 90's midwestern emo, you will hear it is not gothic or industrial at all. but in any case the style had been around for quite some time before that and already gone through some mutations.

Earwicker fucked around with this message at Dec 10, 2015 around 18:30

Ras Het
May 23, 2007

when I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child - but now I am a man.


Wheat Loaf posted:

Pulp, Suede, Ocean Colour Scene, a few others. Blur and Oasis were the big names, obviously, and there were lots of imitators who were never as good, just like there were lots of sub-par grunge bands who followed Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Coldplay and, I don't know, Travis were to Britpop what Nickelback or Creed were to grunge.

Gonna dap into this extremely stupid thread to point out that The Auteurs were the only good band who ever got called britpop (like I mean Common People is a good song but generally Pulp are like a Sheffieldian version of late Serge Gainsbourg). Haines' other bands are better still tho but idk if Black Box Recorder or Baader Meinhof ever got called britpop.

Hepnotic
Jan 23, 2003
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I went to his high school, and on his classes 10 year reunion, a bunch of students hung around on campus to see if he might show up, but he didn't. We didn't know at the time that he was in treatment.

Frankly i'm surprised he lasted as long as he did considering his excess.

BraveUlysses
Aug 7, 2002




Grimey Drawer

I think it's worth noting that in the past few years, Chester from linkin park was touring with STP and does a god damned good job as Scott's replacement.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo0RLGxR3Iw

Tac Dibar
Apr 7, 2009



Best unknown 90s rock song: "Reach Out" by Eleven.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4xgT-JziVw

Wilbur Swain
Sep 13, 2007

These are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.

pyf 90's rock

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSJgwcqC1gE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpSpZ2Q17Fc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flV6rYe-Edg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K27LlXxYpz8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mj3gv64BR4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKrYdhMdBfM

get that OUT of my face
Feb 10, 2007



I spent part of my time as a kid in the early '90s listening to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and other alternative rock of the era when my babysitter would drive me around. Scott Weiland's death was a reminder of those times. "Plush" was one of my go-to karaoke songs before then, and the next time I go out singing, I'm gonna belt it out extra hard.

It's kind of a shame that nu-metal's long-term legacy was to make alternative rock a joke. At least metal survived.

SgtScruffy posted:

As for other 90's rock, The Offspring - Smash was the first CD I ever bought, so it has a special place in my heart as some solid West Coast pop (?) punk that wasn't sugary at all.
"Come Out and Play" was one of my favorite songs that I heard on the radio during that time I talked about above. When I started listening to The Offspring in sixth grade, I was pleasantly surprised to hear it on Smash.

I wouldn't classify Smash as pop punk ("What Happened To You" had some strong ska elements to it), but I'd say everything that came after it was. I'm not a fan of their stuff after Ixnay on the Hombre (Americana is OK, but you can tell that's when things were starting to take a turn for the worse), but I still have a soft spot for Smash.

Wheat Loaf
Feb 13, 2012

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Y-Hat posted:

It's kind of a shame that nu-metal's long-term legacy was to make alternative rock a joke. At least metal survived.

Was it nu metal or post-grunge (by which I mean Nickelback, Creed et al.) that killed off rock music as a mainstream genre, though?

SgtScruffy
Dec 27, 2003

Babies.



Y-Hat posted:

I spent part of my time as a kid in the early '90s listening to Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, and other alternative rock of the era when my babysitter would drive me around. Scott Weiland's death was a reminder of those times. "Plush" was one of my go-to karaoke songs before then, and the next time I go out singing, I'm gonna belt it out extra hard.

It's kind of a shame that nu-metal's long-term legacy was to make alternative rock a joke. At least metal survived.

"Come Out and Play" was one of my favorite songs that I heard on the radio during that time I talked about above. When I started listening to The Offspring in sixth grade, I was pleasantly surprised to hear it on Smash.

I wouldn't classify Smash as pop punk ("What Happened To You" had some strong ska elements to it), but I'd say everything that came after it was. I'm not a fan of their stuff after Ixnay on the Hombre (Americana is OK, but you can tell that's when things were starting to take a turn for the worse), but I still have a soft spot for Smash.

I'd say that Smash was more pop punk, and Ixnay on the Hombre was a little closer to Ska territory. And Americana I think is half super solid and half filler, and then everything from there just went super rapidly downhill. I know you wanna hit that D:

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



Wheat Loaf posted:

Was it nu metal or post-grunge (by which I mean Nickelback, Creed et al.) that killed off rock music as a mainstream genre, though?

uh. what? Rock music is absolutely still a mainstream genre, it's about as mainstream as a genre can possibly get. Turn on a tv and watch the first three random commercials that come on, chances are one of them will have rock music in it.

scott zoloft
Dec 7, 2015


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvhhHaMfV-Y

12 Rods - Split Personalities

worth a look if you're into alt rock. especially if you've never heard of them.

ZoDiAC_
Jun 23, 2003



Soul Coughing

Ferrule
Feb 23, 2007

Yo!

best 90's alt-rock whatever was Ned's Atomic Dustbin.

H13
Nov 30, 2005



Fun Shoe

SgtScruffy posted:

I'd say that Smash was more pop punk, and Ixnay on the Hombre was a little closer to Ska territory. And Americana I think is half super solid and half filler, and then everything from there just went super rapidly downhill. I know you wanna hit that D:

Ixnay had that one Ska song, but the rest of it was basically The Offspring going: "We really want to be Nirvana"

Molestationary Store
May 21, 2007



To be fair most people in the '90s wanted to be Nirvana or at least have the sales of Nevermind.

Darthemed
Oct 28, 2007

"A data unit?
For me?
"


College Slice

I'm kind of mad that I never heard a word about Morphine when their singer was still alive, but their whole first album is pretty great.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2HyFnRGeY0

And a nod to Jane's Addiction, even if this song probably did pave the way for those goddamn Baha Men.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrwjiO1MCVs

James, with a catchy song and one of the most forgettable band names of the '90s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_qZ5B-yioU

Kind of sad Daisy Chainsaw didn't last longer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaZWCGs7tFw

Wall of Voodoo's Mexican Radio, still a potent earworm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyCEexG9xjw

Don't have much to say about The Plasmatics except that they had a music video in which they drove a school-bus into a wall of TVs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qbzvNoaVEs

King Missile - Detachable Penis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYwiwbgMusY

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


Darthemed posted:

Wall of Voodoo's Mexican Radio, still a potent earworm.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyCEexG9xjw
While true, also recorded in '82 and released in '83

A human heart
Oct 10, 2012



Darthemed posted:

Don't have much to say about The Plasmatics except that they had a music video in which they drove a school-bus into a wall of TVs.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qbzvNoaVEs

Their last album came out in 1987.

Darthemed
Oct 28, 2007

"A data unit?
For me?
"


College Slice

Whoops, got thrown off by both of those videos getting air-play well into '93.

BigFactory
Sep 17, 2002



They were on beavis and butthead. They definitely weren't in regular rotation.

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achillesforever6
Apr 23, 2012

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Mr. Bungle will always forever be my favorite it band and California is up there for one the best albums of the 90s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1r-kzV3nbQ
Shame they will never reunite (Dunn should still make that tell all book though )

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