First of all, let me be clear: I love CROWN OF THORNZ (especially this song) and I have consistently listened to this record since it came out. But I was definitely in the very very small minority- nobody gave a SHIT about this band in 1996, and the few people I knew who even knew about COT outside of NY hated them (usually because of the vocals). I’m not trying to say I was some kind of forward-thinking genius who deserves a medal for liking a band before other people did, my point is that it’s crazy to see which 90s bands end up being relevant in 2012– they’re definitely NOT the ones I would have expected.
It makes me sad that this band gets no love from Kids These Days– they were one of the most innovative and original bands of the decade and brought the mosh hard
For example, SNAPCASE was huge in the 90s (for a hardcore band), probably only a close second to EARTH CRISIS in popularity. Yet they have zero currency these days, whereas kids worship obscure bands like COT and DISEMBODIED (who were NOT popular in the 90s). This is true of 80s bands as well: I love JUDGE, but the fact of the matter is that YOUTH OF TODAY were 10x bigger back in the day than JUDGE ever was, but for whatever reason Kids These Days love JUDGE and couldn’t give two shits about YOT.
I saw COT in 1997 with DOWNSET and MADBALL (I think), and I remember about 12 people watching their set and only one other kid knowing any of the words to their songs
Given the unexpected 90s bands that ended up being Tumblrfamous in 2012, I have to wonder what bands the kids on the holodeck of Tumblr3000 will be jocking in 2032… if they follow the same bizarre logic that Kids These Days applied to 80s/90s bands, I predict that nobody will remember who THE ACACIA STRAIN, ADTR or THE GHOST INSIDE are. Instead, they will jizz over random bands like TURNSTILE, DEMOLISHER and FIGHT FAIR who are great but in all honesty were never actually popular and nobody gave a shit about when they were around. Oh and ALL TIME LOW will be considered *real* pop-punk.
HOLO-REBLOG DIS IF UR STILL LISTENING TO WAR HOUND IN 2032!!!