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Mar Lee
An Army of None
Posted - 2011.08.05 19:29:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Mar Lee on 05/08/2011 19:31:13
And goddamn, I feel old. [Edit for clarity: the link below isn't me, but it sums up a lot of what I was feeling at the time.]

http://pandagon.net/index.php/site/comments/yes_nevermind_is_20_years_old_next_month

Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.05 19:30:00 - [2]
 

I want to call BS so bad, that makes me feel really old. I was in high school then. Confused

Selinate
Amarr
Posted - 2011.08.05 19:44:00 - [3]
 

I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS THREAD.

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2011.08.05 19:54:00 - [4]
 

<grump>

Bah. Nirvana was just another passing fad boy band.

</grump>


Abrazzar
Posted - 2011.08.05 20:19:00 - [5]
 

Damn, I'm old.... Sad

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.05 20:23:00 - [6]
 

Had some good awkward teenage sex to that band, but oddly enough what i think of most when listening to In Utero is playing Wing Commander: Privateer.

Slade Trillgon
Endless Possibilities Inc.
Posted - 2011.08.05 20:42:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Kijo Rikki
I want to call BS so bad, that makes me feel really old. I was in high school then. Confused


Ditto.

Just a few years ago I was working with a kid and Smells Like Teen Spirit came on and I looked at the kid and thought to myself, this kid was not even alive when this song came out. The kid was 9 so it did not really kick in that it was close to 20 years old when I had the thought.

That being aid it should just go to show how fast time really goes as we get "older." Luckily I work with people in their 90's as well a good bit of the time. That gives me a good bit of perspective.


Slade

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.05 20:55:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer on 05/08/2011 20:58:03

It was the beginning of the end.


You see, music is all about ass.

In the '80s, the music was about:

- kicking ass
- getting our ass out of whatever rotten life you were having
- being tired of getting your ass kicked and doing something about it
- getting a piece of ass

But in the 90s, upon my return from points outside of the US, I come back to find everybody acting like a dumpy loser and being proud of it (they called it "grunge") and noted that the music changed too. Still about ass, but:

- being an ass
- sitting on your ass
- accepting looking like an ass ("I'm ugly. So are you...")
- finding comfort zones for your ass (the Oprah generation cometh)
- having a fat ass and acting like you're special because of it (hello *****palooza aka "lilith faire")


America was better during the heavy metal years. You cannot kill the metal!!!!




AlleyKat
Gallente
The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.08.05 22:13:00 - [9]
 

So...that means the baby on the Album cover is 20 years+ now? Jeez

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.05 22:29:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: AlleyKat
So...that means the baby on the Album cover is 20 years+ now? Jeez


Here he is at 17.

It also means Curt would be something like 45 if he were still alive. Probably staggering around making an ass of himself for the paparazzi regularly, and keeping TMZ busy with rehab drama.

I'd like to think he'd turn his life around, but he seemed pretty committed to it.

Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.05 23:48:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Bane Necran
Originally by: AlleyKat
So...that means the baby on the Album cover is 20 years+ now? Jeez


Here he is at 17.

It also means Curt would be something like 45 if he were still alive. Probably staggering around making an ass of himself for the paparazzi regularly, and keeping TMZ busy with rehab drama.

I'd like to think he'd turn his life around, but he seemed pretty committed to it.



To this day I still think he was murdered.

Even if I didn't like the grunge genre and was not very entertained by his music, there was something about his character that I liked. Sad to see him go.



Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.06 00:13:00 - [12]
 

Without a doubt he was murdered. The guy would have just OD'd if he wanted to kill himself, and what was in his system at the time of death was something like 4 times the lethal amount. There's no way he would have managed to shoot himself in that state. Someone wanted to make sure he died.

Although, i don't think it was Courtney who did it.

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2011.08.06 17:01:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: stoicfaux
<grump>

Bah. Nirvana was just another passing fad boy band.

</grump>




Yes they in no small way defined the early 90s and contributed to a music scene that was about music with great lyrics and not big hair, spandex and evil chants. Or as it is now, product placement with some hands in the air, like we just don't care...

Don't come here dragging your Rush skeleton, just accept it that they never were a global hit.

M'ktakh
Posted - 2011.08.06 17:11:00 - [14]
 

Ugh, the album that spawned the whole watered-down shallowness of commercial grunge, and is responsible for much of the mid-to-late-90 mainstream crap.

No, thank you.

:puts on Dehumanizer:

Wendat Huron
Stellar Solutions
Posted - 2011.08.06 17:14:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: M'ktakh
Ugh, the album that spawned the whole watered-down shallowness of commercial grunge, and is responsible for much of the mid-to-late-90 mainstream crap.

No, thank you.

:puts on Dehumanizer:


Newsflash! Every commercial success in every field is followed by watered down halfwits trying to cash in. Is the music scene better now?

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.06 19:21:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: M'ktakh
Ugh, the album that spawned the whole watered-down shallowness of commercial grunge, and is responsible for much of the mid-to-late-90 mainstream crap.


I put that blame squarely on Pearljam. Can still hear their influence in current pop-bands like Nickelback.

Cruzin LikeABaws
Posted - 2011.08.06 20:35:00 - [17]
 

Yeah, how years fly by....
I still remember the first time I saw the "Smells like teen spirit" video clip on MTV.
Too bad Kurt Cobain was actually a clown and Nirvana was one of the most overrated bands of all time.

Malcanis
Caldari
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
Posted - 2011.08.06 23:55:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Selinate
I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS THREAD.

Astenion
Gallente
Spiritus Draconis
Posted - 2011.08.07 11:55:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Astenion on 07/08/2011 12:01:16
Originally by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer on 05/08/2011 20:58:03

It was the beginning of the end.


You see, music is all about ass.

In the '80s, the music was about:

- kicking ass
- getting our ass out of whatever rotten life you were having
- being tired of getting your ass kicked and doing something about it
- getting a piece of ass

But in the 90s, upon my return from points outside of the US, I come back to find everybody acting like a dumpy loser and being proud of it (they called it "grunge") and noted that the music changed too. Still about ass, but:

- being an ass
- sitting on your ass
- accepting looking like an ass ("I'm ugly. So are you...")
- finding comfort zones for your ass (the Oprah generation cometh)
- having a fat ass and acting like you're special because of it (hello *****palooza aka "lilith faire")


America was better during the heavy metal years. You cannot kill the metal!!!!






The 90's were better for metal than the 80's. There was much more experimentation and much, much heavier bands that were doing really interesting things. In the 80's there were a bunch of butt rock drag queens who wrote insipid, trite music. Granted, it's still nice to reminisce and remember when you were 10 years old listening to Motley Crue, but the 90's were so much better.

In the 90's, there were no more rules and the music industry was turned on its head. Bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and others were fantastic and still are fantastic bands. In the underground metal scene, you had bands like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Emperor, Mayhem, Death, Carcass, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates, etc. and they were doing something that had never been done before. The only bad thing that came out of the 90's was nu-metal. Even Megadeth and Slayer's best albums were in the 90's.

That is, early to mid 90's. The late 90's was terrible.

Bane Necran
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.08.07 14:09:00 - [20]
 

Oh man, i lurve me some In Flames.

90's were also a good time for Ministry and Pantera.

Mag's
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.08.07 15:45:00 - [21]
 

20 years. Shocked I'd love to know where they all went. Laughing

Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.07 16:02:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Kijo Rikki on 07/08/2011 16:01:53
Remember when Christmas took forever to get here? A month seemed like 3 years, it was excruciating.

Now it feels like every time Christmas rolls around I could swear the last one was a mere 3 months ago.

Khors
El Barco Pirata
Posted - 2011.08.07 18:15:00 - [23]
 

Originally by: Kijo Rikki
Edited by: Kijo Rikki on 07/08/2011 16:01:53
Remember when Christmas took forever to get here? A month seemed like 3 years, it was excruciating.

Now it feels like every time Christmas rolls around I could swear the last one was a mere 3 months ago.


Remember when the last day before christmas felt like a whole year?

Sandslinger
NorCorp Enterprise
No Holes Barred
Posted - 2011.08.07 19:59:00 - [24]
 

My first CD

Scary as **** I've talked to kids that are like What is a tape player ??


FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU


Kijo Rikki
Caldari
Point of No Return
Waterboard
Posted - 2011.08.07 20:04:00 - [25]
 

Khors...yes.

Sandslinger...don't feel too bad, I was just a child, but I witnessed the death of the 8-track. And Betamax. And ginormous satellite TV's that used to pick up Disney until they learned to start encoding their signal.


Royaldo
Gallente
Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk Amarr branch.
Sev3rance
Posted - 2011.08.08 10:04:00 - [26]
 

Edited by: Royaldo on 08/08/2011 10:06:55
Originally by: Malcanis
Originally by: Selinate
I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THIS THREAD.



also 20 years since this:

pantera in moscow 1991

i becoming such an old fart. i still listen to this, and its been quite some time since i found something new.



Herzog Wolfhammer
Gallente
Sigma Special Tactics Group
Posted - 2011.08.08 14:52:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Astenion
Edited by: Astenion on 07/08/2011 12:01:16
Originally by: Herzog Wolfhammer
Edited by: Herzog Wolfhammer on 05/08/2011 20:58:03

It was the beginning of the end.


You see, music is all about ass.

In the '80s, the music was about:

- kicking ass
- getting our ass out of whatever rotten life you were having
- being tired of getting your ass kicked and doing something about it
- getting a piece of ass

But in the 90s, upon my return from points outside of the US, I come back to find everybody acting like a dumpy loser and being proud of it (they called it "grunge") and noted that the music changed too. Still about ass, but:

- being an ass
- sitting on your ass
- accepting looking like an ass ("I'm ugly. So are you...")
- finding comfort zones for your ass (the Oprah generation cometh)
- having a fat ass and acting like you're special because of it (hello *****palooza aka "lilith faire")


America was better during the heavy metal years. You cannot kill the metal!!!!






The 90's were better for metal than the 80's. There was much more experimentation and much, much heavier bands that were doing really interesting things. In the 80's there were a bunch of butt rock drag queens who wrote insipid, trite music. Granted, it's still nice to reminisce and remember when you were 10 years old listening to Motley Crue, but the 90's were so much better.

In the 90's, there were no more rules and the music industry was turned on its head. Bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and others were fantastic and still are fantastic bands. In the underground metal scene, you had bands like Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Emperor, Mayhem, Death, Carcass, In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, At the Gates, etc. and they were doing something that had never been done before. The only bad thing that came out of the 90's was nu-metal. Even Megadeth and Slayer's best albums were in the 90's.

That is, early to mid 90's. The late 90's was terrible.


You refer to the poofy poodle-haired bands that started out with Bon Jovi selling out, Europe (the band) and then came Poison, Whitesnake, and frankly Motley Crew was always considered a glam band.

Prior to that, it was Iron Maiden, Metallica, old Ozzi, Judas Priest, King Diamond, Megadeath, Suicidal Tendencies, Scorpion, Alice Cooper... the list goes on.

I think it was around 1986 that Metal started going downhill - probably the moment MTV started Headbangers Ball. I was a roadie from 1989 to 1991 and saw old school bands get told that the market was all for teenage girls and poofie poodle hair bands were the big ticket.

But perhaps that was, in the long run, better for metal and hard rock to be off the radar of the marketing firms and record companies anyway. It's better that way.


Barakkus
Posted - 2011.08.08 17:46:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Kijo Rikki
I want to call BS so bad, that makes me feel really old. I was in high school then. Confused

Deviana Sevidon
Gallente
Panta-Rhei
Butterfly Effect Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.08 20:10:00 - [29]
 

This version is much better: Smells like Nirvana


 

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