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Who do you think are the Best Bands of the 90's


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Oh Geez...I was wayyy into alternative music in the 90's. While I was listening to rock, my friends were all about Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys.... :wacko:

Also--every group I've listed has at least one song that brings back great memories for me.

Here's my list in no particular order (other than the order I came up with the bands):

1. Our Lady Peace

2. Superdrag

3. Stone Temple Pilots

4. Nirvana

5. Alice In Chains

6. Rage Against the Machine

7. Dave Matthews Band

8. Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals

9. Pearl Jam

10. Godsmack

11. Ben Folds Five

12. Lenny Kravitz (and co..)

13. NIN

14. Red Hot Chili Peppers

15. Smashing Pumpkins

16. Helmet

17. Mudhoney

18. Tool

19. Cold Chamber

20. Collective Soul

21. Bush

22. Prodigy

23. Foo Fighters

24. Jane's Addiction

25. 10,000 Maniacs

26. the Pixies

27. Sublime

28. Sonic Youth

29. Blind Melon

20. Weezer

21. Beck

18. Violent Femmes

19. Oasis

20. The Verve

21. The Offspring

22. Soundgarden

23. Candlebox

24. Radiohead

25. Third Eye Blind

26. The Butthole Surfers

27. Jesus Jones

28. Toad the Wet Sprocket

29. The Toadies

30. Henry Rollins Band

31 R.E.M.

32. U2

32. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

33. the Spin Doctors :ph34r:

34. Soul Asylum

35. Depeche Mode

36. Belly

37. Porno for Pyros

38. The Lemonheads

39. Gin Blossoms

40. Live

41. The Cranberries

42. Green Day (I dug Green Day back in the day...)

43. Better Than Ezra

44. Silverchair

45. Presidents of the Unites States of America (remember "Peaches" and "Lump" and "Kitty?")

46. Spacehog

47. Dishwalla

48. The Eels

49. Days of the New

50. Everclear

51. Marcy Playground ( I had the "Sex and Candy" album)

52. Semisonic

53. Goo-Goo dolls (not ashamed of it!)

54. Eve 6

55. Creed!!! (totally forgot about this one until I did a Google search--had 3 albums)

56. Cake

57. Everlast

58. Lit ("can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk..I didn't mean to call you that.." the theme song of my high-school graduation party... :lol: )

geez... I know there's more...I had to have bought 1,000s of CDs in the '90s...wow. My taste in music sure has changed, but all of these groups have a special place in my heart.

and now I feel like I'm a teeenager all over again... :lol:

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Hmmmm I'm no big admirer of 90's music, mostly because much of it sounds so... 90's.

But some of the bands I enjoyed listening to was:

Early 90's:

The Black Crowes

Kula Shaker

Verve

Pearl Jam

The Four Horsemen

The Stone Roses

late 90's (and still listen frequently to):

Hellacopters

The Strollers

The Roadrunners

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I have to say my other favorite band...U2

I have to say the same thing. U2 was a new band in 1992.

Also...

Lots of love for SOUNDGARDEN!

Nirvana, Pearljam, Alice in Chains

There was a good reason for all the grunge hype!

Let's not forget Metallica

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Rock and Roll died in the 80s sometimes we think it's recovering from the mortal coma it's in, but it's just an ilusion, just the ghost of Rock telling us to remeber, to keep taking care of it, in the hopes that it'll wake up and live again

Maybe if all of us make a wish...

my point is, since rock became an industry, it lost its spirit, so if i had to choose the best band of the 90s i could, and it'll most likely be Soundgarden, but i can't speak of the best Rock and Roll band of the 90s.

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Rock and Roll died in the 80s sometimes we think it's recovering from the mortal coma it's in, but it's just an ilusion, just the ghost of Rock telling us to remeber, to keep taking care of it, in the hopes that it'll wake up and live again

Maybe if all of us make a wish...

my point is, since rock became an industry, it lost its spirit, so if i had to choose the best band of the 90s i could, and it'll most likely be Soundgarden, but i can't speak of the best Rock and Roll band of the 90s.

I hate to break it to you but rock n' roll became an industry the moment Col. Tom Parker met Elvis Presley, if not before. Rock n' Roll doesn't have to top the charts to be "alive", at least not to me. I have been a music fan since the early 70s and have had no problem finding music that moves me ever since, including the year 2007. Like most any other year I've had trouble keeping up with all of the new releases I would love to hear. There's definitely no shortage of good new music out there, just a shortage of time (and funds) to be able to listen to it all. As for rock dying in the 80s, I can't say I get that at all as it is one of my favorite decades of music with artists such as R.E.M., the Replacements, the Cure, Los Lobos, Omar & the Howlers, Del Fuegos, the Cruzados, Guadalcanal Diary, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the BoDeans, U2, Rank n' File, 10,000 Maniacs, Jason & the Scorchers, Lone Justice, the Long Ryders and many, many more.

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Rock and Roll died in the 80s sometimes we think it's recovering from the mortal coma it's in, but it's just an ilusion, just the ghost of Rock telling us to remeber, to keep taking care of it, in the hopes that it'll wake up and live again

Maybe if all of us make a wish...

I'm ashamed to know I used to think this way. I'm also very grateful that my eyes are open now.

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I'm ashamed to know I used to think this way. I'm also very grateful that my eyes are open now.

I'm curious to know why so many at this site attribute the so-called "death of rock n' roll" to something that happened in the 80s. To my ears, it is one of the most musically vibrant decades on record.

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Rock and Roll died in the 80s sometimes we think it's recovering from the mortal coma it's in, but it's just an ilusion, just the ghost of Rock telling us to remeber, to keep taking care of it, in the hopes that it'll wake up and live again

Maybe if all of us make a wish...

my point is, since rock became an industry, it lost its spirit, so if i had to choose the best band of the 90s i could, and it'll most likely be Soundgarden, but i can't speak of the best Rock and Roll band of the 90s.

Haven't you heard: "You can't kill rock'n'roll"

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Oasis

Manic Street Preachers

Radiohead

Mansun

Kula Shaker

Blur

Pulp

Supergrass

Jeff Buckley

The Bluetones

The Charlatans

The Stone Roses

Stereophonics

Suede

The Seahorses

Portishead

Ocean Colour Scene

Nirvana

...

I icon12.gif the 90s.

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and for my first post I will say that the Canadian Band "The Tea Party" were IMO the closest successor to the zeppelin legacy, worthy of carrying the proverbial torch.

Their first two albums are absolutely amazing. the guitar work and vocals are seconds to (almost) none - lyrically they can get a bit far up their own ar$e but I highly recommend anyone here to check out "Splendor Solis" and the "Edges of Twilight", in that order.

I have been a harcore zepp fan for about 17 years now (currently 30 years old) and these guys are the only ones who have come close to evoking the same kind of passion for the music as zepp did.

but unfortunately they broke up a couple of years ago

but un-unfortunately they were going a little bit stale and naff, so its probably a good thing.

When they began, they were kings.

anyway enough praise for them.

the the guy on the original page pointing out the lack of soundgarden love, you can throw me into the pot for that too. awesome band. got progressively better ane better.

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The Chili Peppers are my other favorite band and I think they were pretty much brilliant until their last two albums. The early 80s through the late 90s produced great music from them. I could go on and on about them for days, especially about Flea and John Frusciante, but I'll spare you haha.

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Soundgarden - Jesus Christ Pose is perhaps the greatest example of the heavy, chunky sound that IS grunge in existence.

Tool - the new Zeppelin in terms of mysticism and lack of concern for commercial/mainstream appeal.

Ministry - one of the most influential bands of the industrial scene.

Monster Magnet - combined the heavy, Zeppelin-esque feel of the 70's with the intensity of new metal.

Alice In Chains - would have been just as successful even if there had been NO "Seattle/Grunge" hype.

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