Good lord... I'm playing 90's music videos and I'm powerless to stop myself.
And I'm talking about non-grunge music here, like mainstream pop. I think what's most fascinating here is the neo-psychedelic aesthetics that feature in so much in these videos.
Not sure if that was strictly an influence carried over from house, rave or psych revivals that half-way broke into the mainstream again (e.g. shoegaze, Britpop).
Then there's some interesting fashion choices. Bucket hats + JNCOS + skater shoes + monotone stripe shirts seemed to be all the rage back in 96 or something.
There also seems to be this carefree weirdness that everyone seemed to be doing in their videos too. Even 'serious' groups like Soundgarden seemed to be on that bandwagon.
@Rev_Adorno all the good musicians who hated themselves and their lives and their mistakes that I was vibin with so much in 2000 all went to rehab at the same time and everything has sucked ever since.
Prove me wrong.
@Shitlord Who were you listening to back then?
@Rev_Adorno A lot of shit, Nine Inch Nails comes to mind, and now he's happy, has a kid and a wife. Signed with disney to make movie music money, his hearts just not into hating life anymore.
@Shitlord Gotcha. I've been listening to Dee-Lite, Neneh Cherry, Republica, etc. so far tonight, passing familiarity to most of it.
Good to hear that Reznor found a way into slack after being in the dark for so long.
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