Having spent my formative years, growing up in the 90’s, I’ve always felt my generation was somewhat skipped over when it came to culturally defining moments. Sure we witnessed many notable, global events, but when it came to a statement or generationally demarcating movement, we seemed to fall short. We existed between the calamities of the Bush presidencies, and lived through a decade of relative peace and economic stability. Capitalist commercialism seemed to be figuring out how to reach every corner of the alternative culture, and we struggled against that tide.
We were also a generation that had to navigate through some pretty horrendous fads, and quite possibly the shallowest pool of pop music talent that has yet existed during a decade length span. Along came the grunge revolution which at the time for those of us too young to understand the influences, seemed cool, different perhaps, but the voices that spoke loudest to me and my group of friends weren’t coming through the radio, or television and we liked it that way.