I’ve noticed more and more kids who were barely old enough to shit their diapers at the time getting nostalgic about 90s hardcore. It’s understandable (I did the same thing with 80s hardcore when I was their age), but the truth is that you should thank your lucky stars if you missed out on 90s hardcore. Here’s a couple pieces of visual evidence:
Typical 90s hardcore show. In this case it’s Zao, probably playing somewhere stupid like Zanesville, Ohio. Judging by the fluorescent lights and acoustic ceiling, it looks like the back room of some church. Also note that there are like 25 people there, none of the instruments are miked (it was a rare treat when drum sets were miked) and there are absolutely no hot, slutty girls in attendance. Also, note the guitarist’s small t-shirt tucked in his giant pants.
Undertow in California, most likely from 1993 or so. LOL @ John Pettibone rocking the frosted tips and giant pants– pretty funny that this is the same guy who went on to sing for Himsa and wear denim vests with Venom patches.
In this video, some kids play kickball outside some late-90s emo fest in Michigan. I could write a whole other post about “fest kids,” but for now I just want you to note the Spock haircuts, highwater black pants, and the fact that I can barely tell the boys from the girls in this video despite the fact that I lived with one of these kids for two years!
Are you still nostalgic for 90s hardcore?? Are you old enough to have lived through the bad old days of Spock rockers and Locust wizards???? Do you take it for granted that hot, slutty girls go to metalcore shows these days? Do you miss John Pettibone’s frosted tips?