I remember the 1990s very well, considering I graduated high school, made a lot of mistakes, learned a little, made some more mistakes, and grew as a young person during that time. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not taking enough chances.
A couple of my biggest takeaways from that time are the lifelong friends I was lucky enough to make and music, music, music.
My friends and I grew up in Chicago and would go see shows all the time. In fact, one of our first was the Beastie Boys’ “Check Your Head” tour. The 1990s changed the landscape of music in so many different ways as Nirvana helped to create the word grunge, which would slam the door on all that hairband rock, Nine Inch Nails helped further the industrial sound, and Moby explored electronic music genre.
The term Alternative Rock was also created and hip hop just kept getting better and better. I mean, we got A Tribe Called Quest’s “Midnight Marauders” in ’93, which if you don’t own, you should. Not to mention the whole East Coast-West Coast Biggie/2Pac thing. So much music history came from that time.
Anyway, if you’re a fan of music or music from the ‘90s, then you’ll enjoy today’s Viral Video of the Day, which is a montage of some Alt-Rock hooks that form a nice little trip down memory lane.