elcome back to my musical series. Last week I talked about how I got into music back in the 80s, while mentioning my influences and inspirations from the 50s, 60s and 70s (the music my brother and parents listened to and grew up with.)
This week I’m focusing on growing up with music in the 90s. The decade as a whole, in my own opinion, wasn’t as bad as people made out. Yes the 90s fashion was a bit poo – saying that, it was a whole lot better than 80s fashion, trust me – but musically, I feel that music really started to diversify more during the 90s.
So, while I started the 90s listening to artists and bands such as, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Tracy Chapman, David Bowie, The Cure, The Ramones and Aerosmith (everything I was listening to in the 80s), I found that I was starting to connect with music a lot more.
My brother and I would talk about music that we were listening to throughout the 90s. Whereas I would be getting into Indie Rock, Alternative Rock and Heavy Meta,l with bands such as Black Sabbath and Motorhead, my brother was listening to Hip Hop, R&B, House, Trance, Happy Hardcore, Dance, Club, Trip Hop and Drum and Bass – all genres that I still listen to now. This shows how diverse music really became.
Gaming in the 90s was also fun, however, I didn’t have a PlayStation until Easter 1998, so from this point on any games I played with a soundtrack (mostly racing games), I had a love for. The genres for the soundtracks for said games, were mostly Rock, Grunge and Industrial, so I liked Industrial music back as a child in the 90s, without realising I was listening to it.
Towards the end of the 90s, my musical tastes became a little heavier as I’d then gotten into Emo, Post Hardcore, Nu Metal, Post Grunge, and every other Metal subgenre. Next week I’ll be talking about music in the 2000s.