Tag Archives: 90s

brah lets talk about CLOSEDCASKETACTIVITIESCORE brah (new XIBALBA track)

Longtime readers will know that SYWH has hyped Southern California as the greatest place in the world, and there really isn’t any disputing that. We have the greatest Mexican food, the best weather (provided you don’t live inland lol) and … Continue reading

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A Crucial Look Into The 90′s Cali Skatepunk Scene

It amazes me that bands like NOFX, Lagwagon, Strung Out & No Use For A Name (RIP Tony Sly) still get brought up in discussion even 15+ years after their prime and peak in popularity. It’s too bad the same … Continue reading

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Do u remember SET YOUR GOALS (the album)??

If you are under 30, you might be surprised to learn that Set Your Goals is not just an uptight easycore band, but the 1995 debut album from a band called CIV. I don’t know if they were the very … Continue reading

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And people thought “NO FUN CLUB” was a joke

Sometimes people think the No Fun Club is something I made up, some fragment of my bitter, jaded imagination. They think I’m exaggerating how suffocatingly PC and uptight the 90s hardcore scene was. They think it’s sour grapes, that I’m … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about GUTTERMOUTH [via punk_trollface.jpg]

Chubby white dudes with goatees, Dickies gas station jackets, Descendents jumpsuits and awkward promo photos? Yup, it’s 90s Orange County pop punk! Since we’re on the topic of 90s pop punk, let’s discuss another band who trolled the fuck out … Continue reading

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What is your favorite BLINK-182 song??

Lettuce be cereal: Blink-182 is one of the best punk bands of all time. Much like New Found Glory, it’s funny to me how they were pretty much universally despised 10-15 years ago by “tr00 punx” and people who listened … Continue reading

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“I wish I grew up in the early 90s, when rap was good”

Anon sent me the following Tumblr message about a comment on this Blaq Poet video: “I’m 14 years old, and even I know the message Blaq Poet is trying to send. This video has 71 thousand views. Fireman by Lil … Continue reading

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90s POP PUNK SHOWDOWN: which is best, Lookout, Fat/Epitaph or Cruz??

Generally speaking 90s pop-punk came in three flavors: Lookout and Epitaph/Fat Wreck Chords, and the weird Cruz bands who sounded like ALL. Yes there were other labels and some bands who didn’t really fit into any of those categories, but … Continue reading

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For those who weren’t around, back in the early/mid 90s, Lookout Records was the biggest name in pop punk. They put out records by a ton of legendary bands like Screeching Weasel, The Queers, Operation Ivy, and of course Green … Continue reading

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Am I the only one who doesn’t like MAN OVERBOARD??

Call me a clueless old grouch, but I just don’t get why all the kids are jizzing over this band?? I don’t think they are terrible, but I definitely don’t get what the hype is all about– am I the … Continue reading

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