(many many moons ago….)
sandra: LOL @ that autostraddle list you posted on the blog the other day. awesome; that site is awesome; gay people are AWESOME
e: who. what? oh the alternative rock list? fuck yeah, that was awesome. gay people too. love my lesbians. lmao.
e: that was great dude, mad flashbacks. went back thru the collection and played stuff I hadnt touched in YEARS yo
sandra: fuck yeah, oasis… bif… sublime…. alanis….
e: dude, remember how alanis was the end all be all of LIFE? we were getting MONEY off that site tho
sandra: dude when i think about it you were way ahead of your time back then. it was like 1994 and you had the internet at your house and you and your internet friends were running a fansite for alanis
sandra: bitch you are futuristic. you were doing what you do NOW back in 1995. listening to obscure rock no one knows about but always got popular anyways. it was like 2010 at your house in like… 1994 girl wtf
e: yeah you fuckers never knew WTF was going on with my music collection yo. like, ‘listen to PJ Harvey!’ and shit
sandra: bitch, it was like, christmas 1998 and you were talking about Coldplay.
sandra: were all like, WTF is a Coldplay yo? omg. youre ALWAYS RIGHT
e: HAHAHahaahahah. I TRIED TO TELL YOU THEN. YOU DIDNT WANNA HEAR ME
sandra: it was like, 1992 and you were listening to sublime and shit. little kid with sublime and RATM albums. WTF
sandra: yeah i know you tried to tell me. ill never live it down/cant forget.
sandra: ayo, you should do your own list. MusicNerdery’s list of stuff you were listening to in the 1990s. your list would be THOROUGH. do it. DO IT DO IT DO IT
e: LOL you know i suck at lists family, why you even ask me to do that. i love my 90s rock, i could never sit there and really try to list it off. id forget something and hate myself for it. you know how i am
sandra: dude fuck all that. theres no deadline with the list. take your time. you got 90% of the stuff you usta listen to in your bedroom in that CD bookshelf. just go thru it, take your time, and post it up
sandra: if you dont, im gonna irritate the shit outta you until you do
e: whatever dude youre gonna make me mess up my steak, ima BRB
….and that’s how THIS got started right here.
Music Nerdery’s List of Awesome (Yet Openly Subjective) 90s Rock that I LOVED.
In absolutely no order.
Most of it I still listen to, unless otherwise noted.
Here’s the rule: If I’m not listening to it now, I probably wasnt listening to it then.
This ended up being much more research and much more fun than I really wanted it to be.
Here We Go:
*Alanis Morisette (Get at me, alanis.com’ers. I know you’re still out there.)
*Social Distortion (…story of my life.)
*Rage Against The Machine (Attended the DNC Show/Riot and their last show at the Olympic Auditorium. I then proceeded to almost die at Coachella 2007. And it was worth it.)
*Red Hot Chili Peppers
*Save Ferris (the original No Doubt)
*Green Day (at school, the only thing cooler than having Snoop Dogg’s “Doggystyle” was Green Day’s “Dookie.”)
*The Cranberries (…do you HAVE to let it linger?)
*Nirvana (…just because you’re paranoid…. don’t mean their not after you.)
*Oasis (not so much anymore… can’t find their albums. )
*Garbage (…you stupid girl.)
*No Doubt (the Ska’ed out version)
*Bush (nope. not listening anymore.)
*Hole (If it’s not Melissa Auf der Maur-Involved, “Celebrity Skin” Hole, it’s not hole.)
*Grandaddy (oh I thought I was SO indie and SO cool.)
*Tori Amos (Little Earthquakes… Thanks Som.)
*Offspring (nope. Haven’t listened in a while.)
*Chris Issak (YEAH I SAID IT)
*The Smashing Pumpkins (…that we don’t even care…. as restless as we are)
*Sevendust (…When’s a good time for the end? Who said I was YOUR friend?)
*Buckethead (my original Kaki King)
*Incubus (Yeah people. Incubus is circa ’94/’96. Probably still my longtime favorite.)
*Fiona Apple (Tidal. OMG.)
*Bjork (I knew she was dope when she whooped that journalists’ ass who had been following her all over the Globe. Someones gotta have a .gif.)
*Korn (Anything before “Issues” still gets played regularly.)
*Deftones (still going.)
*NIN (Closer. The Maxwell Version. YOUTUBE IT.)
*Bif Naked (Because if you were feeling Alanis, you had to be feeling Bif.)
*The Brian Setzer Orchestra (Finally, retro starts making a REAL comeback, and this dude is NO WHERE to be found. Dammit.)
*Dave Matthews Band
*Marilyn Manson (The Beautiful People. All Day.)
*Everclear (…so much for the Afterglow.)
*Death Cab For Cutie (has it really been since 1995? Woow.)
*Paula Cole Band (IONTWANNAWAIT! For our LIIIIIVES to be OVERRR!)
*Sheryl Crow (all I wanna do! is have some FUN!)
*QOTSA (They call it Stoner Rock. I call it Awesome Rock.)
*Third Eye Blind (nothing you’ve done comes close to their first album. Before all the fall out. I’ll ignore the fact they cant play live for shit.)
Shoutout to the Bands that came late in the 90s, and are in that kinda grey area as for “90′s” rock…
*Coldplay (interestingly enough… havent listened much passed rush of blood/X&Y.)
*Matchbox 20 (yeah, I still have that album.)
*Ben Folds Five
*The Verve (fuck yeah the song they stole from the rolling stones is still awesome. lmao.)
*AAF (their cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” is legend.)
*Sixpence None The Richer (kiss me!)
*Filter (…cuz you wanna take my pictuuuure…. cuz I wont remember….)
Shoutout to things that don’t fit into the equation but were still getting played anyways like:
*Three Tenors (they were dope in the 80s/early 90s tho)
*Cheech and Chong
*Led Zepplin/Pink Floyd
*Anita Baker, Chante Moore, ect.
Welp, there you go.
I just relived Junior High, High School and the first Year of College all in one post.
Enjoy my pointless list, argue about it, bring up a band YOU loved that I missed, engage conversation, leave a comment, go make a list of your own.