Grunge is Back!

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I have most definitely been on a 90s kick for a while (tv, movies, books, music, fashion, words, etc).  I was born in 1990 so I didn’t really get the biggest taste of it – rather the watered down version of pop and mmmbop provided by Nickelodeon, whore British girls, smiley face clip art, and sun flowered overalls, until I got smart.

My taste of grunge and 90s music came from my dad and my older cousins.  My cousin Ashley listened to No Doubt ALL OF THE TIME… I think she was my first exposure to the band and I have liked them ever since.  I remember the cover art to Tragic Kingdom, Gwen in a leather read dress, 40s rolls, red lips and clown shoes, Don’t Speak on repeat – I knew that would be my aesthetic.  I then was introduced by my dad to Veruca Salt, the Breeders and Garbage – girl grunge bands were my knew thing.

Before long I was wearing flannel and combat boots.  Scream singing in the shower… I wanted to be a part of it.

My Dad told be about Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Better than Ezra, Pearl Jam, the movie Reality Bites…  My dad was a pastor and we had a thing called coffee hour where new indie grunge bands would play for us, us and our strong coffee.  Something resinated in me, and I liked it.

My 90s kick: (spontaneous exposures to the decade)

Film/T.V.:

My So Called Life (on Netflix), watched it, devoured it…

Clueless (our heroine is not grunge, but the film encompasses the era)

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Reality Bites

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Books:

Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Fashion:

Oversized flannel and combat boots

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Deep red/currant colored lipstick, (very deep blood reds and maroons), i.e. Chola! (I use “hangup” by Mac)

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Music:

Nirvana

Nirvana

Veruca Salt

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The Breeders

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Better than Ezra

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Garbage

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Rilo KIley (late 90s)

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No Doubt (the early stuff, remember when they were Ska!?)

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Sayings I’ve been Utilizing, (more Ironically than not):

Phat

Page me (irony, iphone generation)

The Bomb

Bones ($)

Buzz Kill

Crunk

Damn Skippy

Dope

Duh! (I usually add “le” in front)

Fly

Home Skillet

Jacked up

Mad (a lot)

Barney (ugly, unattractive person)

As if

Tight

Trippin’

Wacked

Nah

Yo!

Rad

Bounce

Crib

Bitchin’ (but that’s 80s)

(Note: New Post on a  Modern Take on 90s Grunge Fashion to Come!)

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