Obsessed With….The 90’s

9 Sep

Lately I’ve been loving the 90’s again. Not the washed up 80’s kind but the gritty Biggie era.

I remember it perfectly. I used to think that magazine subscriptions were free so I called every single one and ordered away. “Bill me later” was my catch phrase. There was one particular magazine that caught my eye. It was called Mouth 2 Mouth and although I was only 10 at the time, I was eager to read more about Cindy Crawford, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and of course, “69 Cool Things”! The subtlety was certainly out the door (not much different than magazine cover lines these days) but it was hip, cool and indie enough where you weren’t a cliche.

This also led to my obsession with Salt-N-Pepa’s Very Necessary which is still quite an amazing album if you listen to it now. Fun but socially conscious, I wore the cassette out completely and along with Madonna’s Erotica, it was my first cassette which had a Parental Advisory sticker. Also on my playlist was TLC’s CrazySexyCool, which came out a year later.

If you want to get a better idea of what NYC was like in the early 90’s, I highly suggest watching The Wackness, a terrific movie about Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck), a teenager who starts dealing drugs to support his family. The movie has an excellent soundtrack and even the clothing is reminincent of what teenagers wore back then.

What were your favorite things from the 90’s?


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