Many polls conducted by major online and print media such as The Independent and Reader’s Digest among others have shown recently that even though we have greatly superior technology today, over fifty percent of the readers who participated in the polls apparently miss the more simple gadgets and glory days of analog technology of the ‘90s. Let’s face it: the ’90s are the new ‘80s and as time goes by, the nostalgia for that amazing decade will just keep growing bigger and bigger. Especially when you consider things like Britt Pop, Cassettes, Disc Mans, and so on. So why not take a nostalgic trip with us as we visit 25 things we secretly or openly miss from the ’90s.
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During the early and mid-nineties hip-hop used to be a pretty awesome genre; nothing like the mess it is today. Many artists back then wrote lyrics with deep social messages and they didn’t show off their expensive diamonds, gold chains, and fancy cars in their music videos and, most importantly, they didn’t hire porn stars to shake their booties right in their faces.
Classic artists such as Tupac, Ice-T, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Notorious B.I.G., Eric B. & Rakim, and many others left a bright legacy behind them shortly before the whole thing turned into one big circus filled with violence, sex, and floods of cash.
Back in the ‘90s bandanas used to be a must-have accessory for pretty much everyone. From Andre Agassi to Tupac, Axl Rose to Hulk Hogan, who still wears them by the way, and Bret Michaels of Poison to Erykah Badu, celebrities and common folks alike could wear bandanas and look cool. It didn’t matter if you were a rapper, a rock star, a tennis player, or a professional wrestler as long as it fit your style. Nowadays we’re afraid that only someone as cool as Matthew McConaughey can wear them and still get a pass for his outdated fashion style.
To be quite honest I was never a fan of this genre while growing up, mainly because it was a little too depressing for my taste. However, I was really upset when I found out that Kurt Cobain committed suicide since I always considered him one of the most authentic talents of his generation. As time goes by, however, and from an artistic point of view, even if you weren’t a fan of grunge you can’t help but respect those guys who wrote lyrics and made music like true artists and so didn’t care about expensive music videos, fancy clothes, jewelry, and other such nonsense.
Taking into account the ridiculously superficial world of music today, groups like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden were our era’s equivalent of Van Gogh and Jim Morrison.
At some point during the ‘90s this became the most favorite accessory for every kid under the age of thirteen who desperately tried to impress his friends or simply had kind or flush parents who could buy them a pair of LA Gear light-up sneakers. Despite the fact that they were ridiculously expensive and the batteries died before you could even say your name five times fast, some kids loved them more than their own life.
“You Gotta Own the Light, if you wanna own the Night.”
I was something like ten years old and thus a little too old to follow Power Rangers when they debuted in 1993, but somehow I still managed to get hooked in some ways. For some reason I had a huge crush on Rita Repulsa when most of my friends and other normal kids were in love with Kimberly, Aisha, and Kat. One way or another, this painfully cheap production with the ridiculously cheesy special effects managed to become a hit worldwide and a ‘90s classic. Respect.