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Old 03-21-2014, 05:43 PM
 
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Late 1995 - PS1 comes out, late 90s influence starts to come in, but still feels a lot like 1991-1994

1996 - music started becoming bubbly, grunge slowly dies

1997 - many grunge bands disband and bubblegum pop is definitely in effect, but still not as much as it was in late 1998/1999. Early 1997 felt mid 90s, whereas late 1997 already felt very late 90s.

Early-mid 1998? - See 1997

Late 1998 - Bubblegum pop is totally in effect.

Mid 1999? - Anything that seemed "mid nineties" about the late nineties were gone.
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Old 03-22-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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Between 1997-2000 we had kind of an awesome music trend. Remember
Cherry Poppin Daddies, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Lou Bega....

I think it sort of started earlier than that with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones though.... I feel like they sort of paved the way.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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This is an interesting topic. I usually don't post on this forum but stumbled on it. I agree with the asessments on here.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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Another cultural development I noticed accelerating in the 2nd half of the 90s was tattooing & piercing..

Early 90s, u saw occasional piercings & tattoos @ rock clubs.. by the late 90s tattoo shops, face & body piercings were poppin up everywhere. And the trend was even more visible in rock. Early 90s, guys in bands like Soundgarden & Nirvana, etc were still basically clean-cut (minus long hair) or lightly tattooed.. by 99, popular bands like Korn, LimpBizkit, Everclear, dudes were real heavily tatted, or pierced. Same applied to kids in the crowds.. 95-99 (original thread topic) saw a lot of metal, traditional rock being replaced w/rap-rock & Juggalos etc..

I preferred the look & sound of early 90s rock, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins (et al) to later '90s rap rock, but that's purely subjective opinion..
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:56 AM
 
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Yes, the 90s was a very transitional time in my opinion. The very early 90s was transitioning into the grunge era but still had leftover style permeating from the 80s. The early to mid 90s was an era dominated by grunge and rap.

1997 - the transition to the bubbly pop era was in full effect as stated. This was the beginning of the boy band/trl era. Pop music from 1998-2000 was pretty awful.

The difference in just 4 years from say 1994-1998 was so much greater than anything we've seen in the 2000s.
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Old 05-23-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Don't forget the late 90s resurrection of Boy Bands (N'Sync, Backstreet Boys) and explosion of female pop singers (Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera).

Can't forget the explosion of the world-wide web.... reality tv shows... especially involving famous families (The Osbournes?)..... maybe too soon?

Isn't this also when "X-Games" sports started becoming mainstream? Snowboarding, skateboarding, moto-cross, etc. etc.

Sheesh... so many things keep popping up in my mind... then again I was born in the early 80s so I remember a lot about the 90s... especially late 90s.

Oh.. and violent video games become mainstream (Mortal Combat, Doom, etc.) and a huge source of controversy especially when the columbine incident occurred...
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Old 06-11-2014, 07:13 AM
 
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Uhmmmm their was nothing violent about videogames in the 1990's. Just polititians, jumping on something everybody sees in their homes. Basically people using children as crutches. The 1990's was the golden-age of the 1970's people. It was the age of true peace and prosperity. I will admit, it was crazy and all, but we had peace.

The biggest thing that happen in the 1990's was the dotcom crash, followed by the nuclear meltdown in Japan, which very few people noticed at all. 1990's was more or less another 1980's. Peace prosperity, happiness.

Britney Spheres was only famous because most of the population ( even now ) were all boomers, and Xers. See the 1980's was the begining of the "Christian era" where people all went back to god, accepted aids as being real, and the world was white washed ( meaning to say the commercialism benifited those mostly of european decent ). The same with Moddana ( the virgin/lolita of the Catholic church, during the dark ages ) as she is trying to gain attention by naming a kid she adopted called Elijah ( the savior of the Jews and the last profit before Jesus ( Jesus is not in Judaism but in Islam is seen as a profit like.... ) or Peter ( I believe is one of the founders of Catholic Church ), or Muhammad. )

Britney ( which is really ironically prison term, that is lesser used ), apparently used the school girl craze ( probably had internet and read about the far east ), and took that into popularity. To all the god fearing people, she was a sin, a terrany to their children, because this time around the people were older, much older, and they feared god even more, especially the Catholics. That was the big deal.

Personally ever since Coca-Cola, reinvented the blonde, over the negro women, during the 1980's. It has been a race to keep the norse/Russian women at the apex of sex in American culture. This makes western folks happy as well.

That and breast hormones. .................................................. ........................

The 1990's was more or less the same. They just got real good at brainwashing people. Basically they got negros to shave their heads, wear pantyhose ( due rags ). And just for the bonus, got everybody else to do the same thing. Basically follow the leader.

Black people had their Afro-centric hair even with white folks. In between Latino, Orientals, Asians all had their hair accepted more or less. The early 1990's was decent enough. Basically it was the war against non-heteorsexuals, everytime any non-heterosexual would dawn something, everybody else would run the other way. Religious people used this as a way to control people.

Want to get everybody to stop saying the N-word? Just get enough non-heterosexuals at a Rap, Pop, concert, Jam etc. Have them come their doing their non-heterosexual things, The moment they do, everybody is going to stop saying the n-word. They know it, because the Gay-K-K loves the idea of people saying the N-word, wearing panty hose on their heads, and even being proud of looking like an european immigrant, who loves the slums.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:21 AM
 
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Late 1995 - PS1 comes out, late 90s influence starts to come in, but still feels a lot like 1991-1994

1996 - music started becoming bubbly, grunge slowly dies

1997 - many grunge bands disband and bubblegum pop is definitely in effect, but still not as much as it was in late 1998/1999. Early 1997 felt mid 90s, whereas late 1997 already felt very late 90s.

Early-mid 1998? - See 1997

Late 1998 - Bubblegum pop is totally in effect.

Mid 1999? - Anything that seemed "mid nineties" about the late nineties were gone.
Perhaps this is linked to corporate global shift towards the music industry being monopolized?

Mid 90s was about the time when Viacom bought out MTV.

MTV used to be really just MTV, all music videos all day long (awesome times), and a few random shows here and there (Ren & Stimpy, Beavis & Butthead, My So Called Life, Singled Out).. those were the gold old days before music started to sound too manufactured, over-the-top, and lacking talent.
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