We bring you the story of Rock Music all the way from its roots. Keep up with the series.
Alternative rock took grunge and pop punk and drove right into the mainstream. When major record labels started signing bands, some of them refused changing their music to fit the popular taste. Bands like REM, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden though made it big.
That taste had changed throughout that decade though. Jam bands started luring popular taste into their cultural bubble. Heavy Metal gave birth to Rap Metal, Nu Metal, and Industrial Metal. Electronic music morphed into Trance, Drums & Bass, Trip-Hop, and Eurodance. The growth in influence and diversity of HipHop was like an insurmountable wave; people like Queen Latifah, Salt n’ Pepa, Ice T, Dr. Dre, Eminem, and Tupac Shakur were owning it.
Rock music has been the theme for the alternative teen lifestyle. The 90s ‘smell[ed] like teen spirit’; ask Nirvana.
The 90s worldwide best selling albums –
1 – Alanis Morisette – Jagged Little Pill
2- Nirvana – Nevermind
3- Whitney Houston – The Bodyguard
4- Metallica – Metallica
5- Santana – Supernatural
6- REM – Automatic For The People
7- U2 – Achtung Baby
8- Celine Dion – Falling Into You
9- Eric Clapton – Unplugged
10- Oasis – (Whats the story) Morning Glory?