Everything You Need To Know About The 90s

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The 90s were turbulent times. But since many have fond memories of that decade, we’ve decided to revisit the past at our ninth anniversary party happening this 29 July @ G-Six. So now, with fair warning, it’s time to do your homework! Here’s a comprehensive (aka whatever) list of things that made that period of time what it was, from A to Z. Read on and reminisce…

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Probably the worst term used to categorise the edgier range of 90s music, even bands like Hootie & The Blowfish fell under the alternative umbrella. We suspect that some lazy record exec or new age marketing guru got fired for this. Hey, you can’t label music anymore after Zappa.

While most boybands have an expiry date, some boys just refuse to hit puberty. Yes, we’re talking about you, Backstreet Boys.

Beavis & Butthead
The 90s were great times for adult cartoons (no, not hentai although that genre did take off during the decade). Everyone’s favourite MTV oddball, dumba$$es made good along with shows like The Simpsons (first episode Dec ’89), South Park and Ren and Stimpy.

Courtney Love
She’s been called the Yoko Ono of Nirvana, but she’s more likely to beat up the paparazzi and scream profanities than sing songs of peace.

The album that brought Green Day out of the garage and into stadiums. Sellout or breakout, some people are still wondering…

It’s the happiest (ie: cheesiest) sound of the decade. Eiffel 65 became the grandfather of auto tune.

Fight Club
Violence and anarchy never looked this good. Oops, we meant Edward Norton and Buff Pitt.

The sitcom of the 90s. Cast members were adored so much, they had haircuts named after them.

Gangsta Rap
NWA started it in the 80s before it reached its height in the 90s with playaz like Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Notorious BIG… Puff Daddy ain’t one of them though.

‘MMMBop’? Mmmm…. No.

Yup, this is where is started and nearly ended (see dot.com bubble burst and Y2K).

Jagged Little Pill
Today, Alanis’ angsty offshoots include Avril Lavigne and Hayley Williams. Isn’t it ironic?

Koosh Ball
Both ‘Killing Me Softly’ (by the Fugees) and KLCC came close to conquering our K spot, but even combined they can’t beat the hours of fun you got from a Koosh Ball! Those tentacles were the sh!t!

Lion King
If you didn’t shed a tear then you’re a heartless b@sterd. Lions and their prey don’t make good pals in real life though.

At one point everyone knew this dance by heart, though no one could understand the lyrics.

My Heart Will Go On
Unless we put a bullet through it, Sealion Dion.

1991 brought grunge to the music scene in the form of Kurt Cobain. ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ remains as one of the greatest rock songs in history and we, for the love of Cobain’s soul, hope that it won’t fall victim to another horrifying auto-tuned cover version from Glee.

Brit rock Kings of the 90s, they had everything that the press loved (cocky attitudes, feuding brothers, gold digging girlfriends, memorable melodies, alcoholism). Everything except the ability to stay together.

If grunge was the soundtrack to the early – mid 90s, then lumberjack checkers were its uniform.

Who the f@ck would actually spend the time and money to “catch em’ all”? Oh, hi Bieber!

Quentin Tarantino
Cult film geek turned Hollywood Director, Quentin cemented his name in the books of coolness with Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs, creating his own genre of gangsta flicks.

Rap metal
The fusion of two genres is as acceptable as Korn frontman Jonathan Davis’ penchant for wearing kilts.

Spice Girls
Grrl power in the 90s was as much about 8-inch platform shoes as it was about Feminism. These days, the Spice Girls are nothing more than a faded memory of that dreaded school disco.

Possibly the best and most controversial movie of the 90s. Drugs, sex, violence…what more does a movie need? Gritty, raw and undeniably appealing. Exactly the reasons why our cover looks so cool this month (apart from the fact that we have local artists Blink, Goldfish and Noh as our models).

‘U Can’t Touch This’
With his trademark Hammer pants and megahit ‘U Can’t Touch This’, we can’t help but wonder if MC Hammer was partially responsible for today’s SMS language.

And men over 60 are going “WOOHOO!” again!

These emo geeks were at their peak in the 90s. Everything after Pinkerton sucked.

The movie did not gain the same worldwide success as the TV series, but that didn’t stop the producers from creating the unforgivable sequel in 2008. The truth is out there, in a prequel somewhere.

Remember the massive deal that…never happened? Computers crashing, world destruction, zombie apocalypse, yeah, that kinda stuff. JUICE is still trying to renovate our underground bunker into a party pad.

…’cause by the time this decade was over, we were all in for the ‘Hard Knock Life’…

If this gets you back in the mood for the 90s, come join us for JUICE Nine-Ties Anniversary Party happening at G-Six Club, Gardens! To get your hands on exclusive VVIP passes to our part here.

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