from The Power of Pussy (1990; Shimmy Disc), Bongwater’s “What If?” is the result of what might happen if the Beach Boys and the Carpenters went on a binge with Psychic TV while listening to early Frank Zappa. That essentially negates this as anything that can be taken seriously. from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture (1996; Touch & Go), With their Touch & Go debut Hissing Prigs in Static Couture, Ohio’s Brainiac made the characteristically oddball move of converting characters in song titles to numbers, so this one actually reads “V1NC3NT COM3 ON DOWN.” And that’s the last time I’m typing that. Perhaps it’s a perversion on my part but I read a lot of these lists. label was the center of a spiderweb of relationships that helped to evangelize and eventually reshape industrial music. A playful set, reinforcing Blakey’s wizardry in leading from the rear, The Living Pins take a psychedelic garage-rock journey on “Raven”, 10 Great Albums Featuring Famous Backing Bands. With a fresh, gripping sound and yearning vocals to boot, The Sundays were destined to join mainstream alternative ranks. Skinny Puppy were pushing the limits of their industrial rock into much stranger places than the much more popular Nine Inch Nails was putting out at the time. The sexiest lawyer in indie rock ought to make some phone calls and get the old line-up together just to give us one last thrill. Con il termine musica underground, a cui ci si riferisce anche con il termine inglese underground music, si intendono tutti quei generi musicali che si pongono programmaticamente in antitesi e/o in alternativa alla cultura di massa o al sistema dell'industria della musica tipico delle multinazionali. Girls have become increasingly vital in punk scenes in the decade and a half since Bikini Kill last played, and I'll go ahead and speak for all the members of my sex when I say "Rebel Girl" is playing in our heads each time we do the things we "oughtn't". Getting back together now would show the world that not only did they do it first, they did it better. – JT, 96. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan – “Mustt Mustt (Lost In His Work)” If you were into underground music in the late '90s you've got an opinion on all of these things. Records." As the front man of The Peechees he had enough shake and shimmy to make Elvis blush. Reply. Your email address will not be published. Sometimes their principles came close to overshadowing their music, but in the end the sound always reigned supreme. Le copertine di album qui presentate ne sono un perfetto esempio, anche se con effetti finali diversi. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Sure, Svenonius has been making a go of it in less prestigious acts in an attempt to combat the onset of indie rock, which he derides as "a sort of vacuous form", but NoU were more than a band. Absolutely not. I don’t understand the hate – this is an awesome list! from Too Dark Park (1990; Nettwerk), “Spasmolytic” was the single off of Too Dark Park, but its video, featuring Ogre acting like a zombie, probably only graced 120 Minutes once or twice. Staff, We wanted to highlight some lesser known stuff. In a sparse underground of outcasts and weirdos, this sing-along schoolyard chant of a punk bruiser sounded like an anthem. The guys even jammed through a handful of their old songs. La musica underground non nasce ne` come fenomeno discografico ne` come fenomeno giovanile ne` come fenomeno musicale. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS: California Privacy Policy | California Collection Notice | Do Not Sell My Info. Se negli anni '90 si vide la formazione dell'underground hip hop, il 2000 segnò il vero e proprio interesse degli ascoltatori per questo fenomeno musicale, fino all'arrivo al grande pubblico di alcuni artisti come Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, El-P e Atmosphere che videro giungere i loro album nella Billboard 200. I say perversion because I often hate this kind of list yet read every one. It wasn't until after our short conversation that my friend told me "he runs Lookout! from Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (1990; Rough Trade), “Joy” was released on The Sundays’ debut album, Reading, Writing and Arithmetic (the good ol’ three Rs), in January 1990—the absolute beginning of the 1990s (eventually greeting the United States in April, via Geffen Records). Despite the band’s legendary drug problems, the habit Ogre is singing about kicking isn’t drugs, but eating meat. Anda Reu says: January 9, 2020 at 4:31 am. Musica anni 90: un decennio ricco di grandi cambiamenti. When the day comes, and I know it will, those $5 tickets are going to be a hot commodity. Gulp. He was a dreamboat. Rumors linger that Trent sang both versions, with just a few different EQ levels supplying subterfuge. Speaking of a band being a way of life, how about these fine folks? The most seamless integration of Bob Mould’s Huskers-era merciless guitar attack with his Sugar-era sense of accessibility, with one of his best lyrics to boot. If you were into underground music in the late '90s you've got an opinion on all of these things. Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Everyone was all abuzz about the reunion announcements of Refused and At the Drive-In this week. Thanks. A few of us probably even discovered a new genre or sub-genre, tucked away in the ever-expanding library of Trends That Didn’t Quite Stick. Bel Canto – “Unicorn” In today's political climate it would do us well to be reminded of what it means to be an educated and well spoken dissident American. Con l’avvento di software per la manipolazione digitale delle immagini, la fotografia perde il suo status di strumento per la documentazione fedele della realtà. So we set off to create our own left-of-the-dial playlist of sorts, choosing songs that captured our hearts but never quite hit mainstream success for one reason or another. We all discovered new favorites, and learned more about some of our old stand-bys. (and by “you” i more mean the admins for this website. The greatest thing about working on this list was that, even as music writers (many of which very closely identify with ’90s music on a personal level), we all learned something from the experience. – VC, 94. It’s fitting that “Unicorn” is on an album called Shimmering, Warm and Bright, because that perfectly describes the song’s sound. It wasn't until a little later that I first saw the concert film Songs for Cassavettes that showed Mr. Appelgren in action. In 2008 we published a list of the Best Albums of the 1990s, and we dove deep into the decade’s Top 100 Hip-Hop Albums just two years ago. But back in 1989 Sam McPheeters was delivering articulate screeds against the true evils of our religiously conservative corporate controlled society that belied the brutally of his band's aural assaults. from “Supernaut/Hey Asshole” single (1990; Wax Trax! Tra i nomi più rilevanti di queste riviste amatoriali storiche realizzate con successo intorno alla seconda metà degli anni '90, troviamo nomi come Raw Art Fanzine, Jammai, Trippa Shake, Freak Out, … Per tutti gli amanti della musica dance '90!!! Should’ve been about 50x bigger a hit than it was, but you could say the same about how many dozens of other songs Mould released in his first decade-and-a-half? Se si potessero descrivere gli anni 90 basterebbe un solo aggettivo:INDIMENTICABILI. Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston. Once we had a massive list of contenders, we got down to voting and whittled them down to a fresh 100. My bad- KC is a person commenting, not the original publisher. In 2007 the makers of the Minutemen documentary We Jam Econo went about shooting a posthumous Jawbreaker documentary. "Eh, I've seen 'em a couple times, probably not." The filmmakers got the three members together for the first time in eleven years in a meeting that ended up being more cathartic than uncomfortable. 10- Out Of Tunnel (1980) Mx – 80 Sound. Is it the best performance on this list? E che probabilmente sono il decennio con la migliore musica underground di sempre. Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. La Melbourne degli anni '90 era un paradiso di edonismo e escapismo, esattamente quello di cui avremmo più bisogno ora. © 2020 Treble Media. Indian sitar, samples of a Hosanna anthem, and an impossibly dense rhythm section (both live and synthesized) support Rudeboy Remmington’s laid-back rhymes and his bandmates’ choral responses. Some of them are very bizarre. Help, Houston's independent source of local news and culture. Not only did front man Ian Svenonius make hardcore sexy, he made it weird. ©2021 Houston Press, LP. Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our terms of use, our cookies policy, and our privacy policy. But we’d noticed that the word “alternative” had been tossed out an awful lot in the past 20-25 years, and we began to question what exactly it meant to be truly underground or alternative in a musical era that we tend to romanticize for being against the grain. Urban Dance Squad – “Bureaucrat of Flaccostreet” The Sundays – “Joy” (And listen along to [most of] the songs on our Spotify playlist.) Ultimately the conflict between a loud rock band and a co-frontman that eventually departed to do his own thing yielded, against the odds, the band’s best album. Brainiac – “Vincent Come on Down” While boys were bemoaning their frustration with smelly old girls, Mosshart was busy showing indie crowds that girls could be fierce, cool and opinionated. Discount were a pretty important band in the late '90s emo-dominated music scene. Most of these bands broke up by 2000 (with a couple of exceptions being later or way way earlier), but all were pretty important to kids who were lucky enough to come of age in the "Hands Up Houston" era. I never much cared for Refused (nor International Noise Conspiracy) and I was one of those people that liked ATDI "before" (and I certainly had no need for Mars Volta). But this time around we wanted to tackle a more specific question: If some truly oddball music was topping the charts in the ’90s, then what was the underground like? Privacy, An eclectic sample platter of underground 90’s jams – with well-thought out commentary. Stay up to date on news, reviews, interviews and more. I'd like to see them get back together for the same reason I'd like to see The Peechees reunite, to get out there and give more people a chance to have their faces melted. Le mie playlist sono varie ma sono specializzato in titoli e artisti del decennio ’80s e Rock 360°. We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. They're fine, no dis. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. But the lyrical weirdness isn’t a hindrance. I agree. The Promise Ring are gearing up to play some dates next month, and just yesterday Murder City Devils released their first songs in over ten years. An eclectic sample platter of underground 90’s jams – with well-thought out commentary. Or something. Undoubtedly a non-mainstream ’90s gem. Harriet Wheeler’s vocals feel hopeful but cautious, as she intrigues us with tales about the Lone Ranger and good work ethics. Like the work of one of Bel Canto’s spiritual successors, Beach House, this song is the sonic approximation of the times just before sunset on summer evenings, the darkness vaguely off in the distance but not there yet. Looking around at the current hotbed of ’90s nostalgia surrounding us, we found ourselves pleasantly filthy in listicles and retrospective pieces on the decade, some of which we’d published ourselves. Lift Up Local, In quegli anni se la passavano abbastanza bene a San Francisco. It was a stupidly ambitious idea, but not an uninspired one. And the best song on Mic City Sons is “Pop in G,” a low-key but still hard-rocking standout that finds Smith sticking to his hushed, lo-fi guns while convincingly playing rock star. Most are pretty obvious with just enough off the beaten path selections to make the reader sense a larger depth. Or did he? Damn, I really do want to be her best friend. Get the latest updates in news, food, music and culture, and receive special offers direct to your inbox, A Hopeful Ode To Our City And Latest Single By Adam Bricks, Camilo Lara and the Particular Brilliance of Positive Music, Nine Bands From the '90s Underground That Should Consider Reuniting, Streaming Concert Watch 2/10: Pearl Jam, The Suffers and More, Dio-era Black Sabbath Records Get Reissues with Bonus Material. It’s all there in the opening paragraphs. Cresce l’offerta di musica commerciale o pop (popolare) che non deve sembrare musica di bassa qualità ma musica e sonorità adatte a tutti. E` una musica che si connota subito in modo diverso. from Life ‘n Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover (1991; Arista), This Dutch band cracked the U.S. consciousness with Mental Floss for the Globe and “Deeper Shade of Soul” as the 1980s became the 1990s. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Because as bold and weird as the ’90s seemed on the surface, there’s a lot more nuance and variation to be heard when the decade’s popular-music landscape is excavated just a bit further. But after just four short years and two albums on Kill Rock Stars, the band called it quits. I’m sure KC Mars wouldn’t do that to the world). 23 talking about this. – ATB, 100. Nella seconda metà degli anni '90 fu la volta del Nu metal da cui sorsero band come Linkin Park, Korn, Limp Bizkit e Slipknot. E' la musica la protagonista principale di questo decennio, la prima donna, l'unica a lasciare indelebili ricordi. In 1998, Sarge were on the verge of breaking through with their immaculate album The Glass Intact. I remember when I was in my formative punk years being introduced to Chris Appelgren at a show at Zelda's. And they're not the only ones throwing their hats back in the ring. Negli anni '90 c'è stata una rinascita della stampa underground italiana delle cosiddette fanzines. La tekno degli anni 90. Maybe it’s a dick metaphor. This song is deliciously dark and grim like all good industrial should be. They were popping up in major magazines, as a band to watch, even making Spin's top 20 of '98 list, and then it seems as if the band just drifted apart. The fact that this list is spread out among 10 pages, and not even to flood me with stupid ads like many spam sites do, is absolutely baffling. Nevertheless, the Pakistani Qawwali musician possessed one of the truly outstanding voices of the 20th Century, and made enormous strides in introducing the devotional music of the Sufi people to Western audiences in the 1990s. Second album Life ‘n Perspectives of a Genuine Crossover supplied no proper follow-up—a true shame, because this closing track totally could have served that purpose. from Mustt Mustt (1990; Real World), When Kurt Cobain named Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan as one of his heroes in the early ’90s, it seemed possible that the next 25 years might be the period that allowed for non-Western artists to routinely mingle with homegrown names in the charts. – JT, 98. – AB, 99. Though it can be argued as to whether they were a real band or not, as founder/vocalist/primary songwriter Ann Magnuson also made a living as both a performance artist and actor for the bulk of her music career. Out of all the bands on this list, I feel that Fugazi are the most likely to reunite. – MP, 91. Looking back, “Spasmolytic” has held up a little bit better than the bigger industrial hit at the time, “Head Like a Hole.”  – WL, 92. Esattamente un anno fa si teneva presso La Tenda di Modena un incontro dal titolo "Modena nei primi anni '80: Musica Underground, Video e Fanzine", con una così grande partecipazione che rivedere le fotografie oggi fa uno strano effetto.. They were a way of life. Hope you can enjoy it anyway! What’s wrong with music that people actually like to listen to? No Uncle Tupelo? Just maybe. In the twelve years since Discount's final tour more and more girl fronted punk bands have emerged, no doubt owing quite a lot to Mosshart's enthusiastic and captivating performances. But it just wasn't the same. “Joy” is gripping, while still maintaining the melancholic essence that English alternative bands perfected so well. But fourteen years later, it seems like we're prepared for the party in Chris Appelgren's pants. But, as “What If?” showcases, music as performance art works if you are as committed to the role as Magnuson & Co. were. Skinny Puppy – “Spasmolytic” Bongwater – “What If?” Il movimento psichedelico fu comunque importante in Gran Bretagna nel creare le infrastrutture dell'underground. Musica Anni 90: la musica dance commerciale. The Houston Press may earn a portion of sales from products & services purchased through links on our site from our affiliate partners. I confini tra fotografia, illustrazione e ritocco si fanno più sfumati. But for as much as the group played with the juxtaposition of synth-based weirdness and guitar-bass-drums rock arrangements, they arrived at their most anthemic moment of new wave weirdness with “Vincent.” At the time, contemporaries like Six Finger Satellite were playing with similar blends of Devo-style jitters and noise-rock power, but Brainiac bolstered it with some beefy production and a charismatic frontman in the late Timmy Taylor. We also noticed a healthy resurgence of music we associated with the ’90s—post-hardcore, sludge-metal, trip-hop, house and shoegaze—and sought to re-acquaint ourselves with the inspiration for these aspiring acts. This list brought me right back to intravenous childhood. ), Chicago’s Wax Trax! They're like the SkyNet version of MOA? These days hardcore bands are singing about how hard it is to be from Sugarland and how lame pick-up trucks are. 1000 Homo DJs – “Supernaut” I Migliori Successi Dance/House Anni 90/2000 In Vinile Vol.9Whirlpool Productions ‎– From: Disco To: Disco (1996)Ralphi Rosario feat. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Al Jourgensen connected the most dots by stewarding Ministry from synth-pop shenanigans to aggro metal machine music, then parlaying that effort into a reputation as a go-to collaborator. Contact Us, They are always near the top of my list of best shows I've ever seen and anyone I've met that has seen them agrees. Musica underground italiana: alcuni dei migliori dischi del 2018. So why not just cut to the chase and get the real deal? and they traveled the country recruiting humans to their Servotron Robot Allegiance by way of technologically precise insults. Scegli qui la tua playlist! The oft-hushed musings of Anneli Drecker float over the cinematic synth-driven soundscapes of Nils Johansen—meditative and occasionally haunting. Chi l'avrebbe mai detto che Melbourne negli anni '90 fosse un paradiso per gli amanti di rave e musica underground? Support Us – ATB. Unfortunately, by and large, that remains a hurdle for the music industry to clear, and household recognition sadly eluded Khan. Rap, hip hop, elettronica, cantautorato, soul, rock e molto altro: una selezione di uscite interessanti che vogliamo consigliarvi This is may collect user data. La più bella musica tekno/trance degli anni 90 Anch… Stay up to date on the latest news, reviews, interviews and more. Perché dove c’è molta luce, ci sarà sempre anche molta oscurità. Please review our complete Privacy Policy for more information. All I can say is Thank You. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. Both Refused and At the Drive-In undoubtedly owe a great deal to Nation of Ulysses. She appeared in films like Tank Girl and The Hunger. Soltanto negli anni '80 e '90 il rock psichedelico avrebbe travolto la Gran Bretagna. Songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Elizabeth Elmore soldiered on traveling the country solo playing house shows and basement clubs for the huge fan bases she had cultivated on Sarge's travels, eventually forming The Reputation. But, even before then, as early as ’90, Johnston was releasing songs like “Some Things Last a Long Time,” a lo-fi, heart-wrenching ballad with a stripped-down style that would elude to many an indie-rock slow-burner to be released in the decade to come. This by far is the most thoughtful list I’ve ever read. I grew up in the 90s first learning how to navigate music and find what I loved. Robots themselves, they encouraged humans to replace their weak flesh with bionic bodies with their bargain basement Devo-esque indie-punk. The world just wasn't ready for punk to be truly dangerous in the sexiest of ways. About Us, They just don’t make bands like this anymore. Because it's time for them to get back out there and take a look at the seeds they've sewn. Heatmiser – “Pop in G” Maybe we'd have better luck getting Peter Lee to reunite Houston's own tribute act Whatabreaker. Careers, So we hope you’ll read through and discover something for yourself. Excellent list, shame on you for making me click 9 times for nothing.