Recently I've been catching up on a really good series called My 'Mad Fat Dairy' in preperation for when series two arrives on telly in Febuary! The series follows a Northern, English, teenage girl who is fresh out of a mental health instistution, self conscious and finds herself popular! This program is set in the nineties when Blur and Oasis were all that mattered! You must watch it because the series and the music in it is brilliant! (I'll post I link to where you can watch this at the bottom of the blog).
Anyway re watching series one has got me feeling all nostalgic for all things nineties! I thought I'd do a blog of things that nineties kids will remember! Some things good, some things bad and some things ugly! haha
I GIVE YOU GRUNGE!!!
Pearl Jam - Jeremy (1991)
One word ..... NIRVANA!
Nirvana - School Live at Reading Festival 1992! (Kurt Cobain played this just after suffering from an overdose).
Nivana - Heart Shaped Box (Taken from the 1993 album In Utero ... which was released ten days after I was born.)
1994 brought Nivana's beautiful unplugged set for MTV. Here is the cover of Bowie's Man Who Sold the World. (The same year Kurt Cobain took his life :( )
Other awsome songs that the 90s brought us ...
Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole. From the legendery 1992 album Dirt.
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun (1994)
Hole - Violet (1994)
< --- Kate Moss - the Face of the 90s
Oasis, Blur, The Stone Roses and Pulp ruled Britain in the 90's ...
Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol
Pulp - Common People (1996)
Sheffield legends Pulp were huge in the 90s with classics like this! The 90's was also when Jarvis cocker flashed Michael Jackson ....
The biggest battle of the decade ... Are you team Oasis or team Blur?
Blur - Parklife
The 90's also brought us these songs!!!!
Supergrass - Alright
The Stone Roses - Love Spreads
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
The Cure - Friday I'm in Love
A few other memorable things from the nineties ....
( Some of these are not so good .... )
<--- did anyone have one?
<---- why I wanted these I don't know.
< --- mine died :(
< --- The spice girls were bad enough but in doll form?
In the 90s Alcopops were all the rage!
The nineties is the decade of horrific dance crazes ... The Macarena, Saturday Night ...ewwww
Whigfield - Satuday Night
Los Del Rio - The Macarena
MC Hammer - You Can't Touch This
Heres some massive news stories from the nineties ...
-1990 was the year that the cultural icon Nelson Mandela was released after being wrongly imprisoned for fighting to end apartheid.
- 1997 was the year that Princess Diana lost her life.
- 1996 was the year that it was possible to clone a sheep called Dolly.
In the nineties things got Political!
The seventies had punk, however in the 90s Hip Hop was on the rise (when rappers had something to say). Rave culture was also a huge scene!
WU Tang Clan - Da Mystery of Chessboxin' (1993)
2Pac & Dr Dre - California Love
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name (1992)
The Prodigy - Everybody is in the Place
What else happend musically in the nineties?
Nine Inch Nails were massive!
1994 brought one of my favorite albums ever. THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL. Somehow this was an MTV favorite!
Nine Inch Nails - Closer (unsensored version)
THAT performance at 1994 Woodstock festival followed... Mud covered agression was brought to this one time hippy festival . Brilliant.
Nine Inch Nails - Happiness in Slavery (Woodstock 1994)
David Bowie turned 50!
In 1997 Bowie turned 50 and celebrate this with a massive televised gig! Bowie and friends included Sonic Youth, Lou Reed, Robert Smith, The Foo Fighters, Billy Corgan and loads more! Watch the footage on youTube it rules!
Here is Bowie and Robert Smith playing Quicksand.
Placebo were massive in the 90s! Here is thier classic Nancy Boy
Who can forget Radiohead?
The 1993 album Pablo Honey and the 1995 The bends will be forever fantastic.
Radiohead - Street Spririt (Fade Out) from The Bends
Does anyone remember these?
or this? ....
And finally ... Below is a list of guilty pleasures and terrible songs from the nineties ....
- Snap - Rythem is a Dancer (1992)
- Backstreet Boys - Everybody (1997)
- Sinead O'connor - Nothing Compares 2U (1990)
- No Doubt - Just A Girl (1995)
- Michael Jackson - Black or White (1991)
- Summer Time - DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince (1991)
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Edward Scissor Hands, Four Lions, Girl Interupted, Ill Manors, Labyrinth, Quadrophinia, The Full Monty, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Runaways, This Is England, Trainspotting
Favorite TV Shows:
Dirty Sanchez, Jackass, Misfits, Mock the Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Skins, The Mighty Boosh, This is England 86 and 88