The 90s Revival Has Arrived. What Should Come Back? What Shouldn’t?

Frankly, if you listen to modern rock radio, you’d think that the 90s were still with us, what with the endless repetition of grunge bands.  How long can they keep going to that well?

Maybe a little longer since it appears that we’ve entered our Retro 90s years.


1. The Retro 90s Music Cruise


2. Once of the hottest toys this past Christmas?


3.  A New Kids on the Black/Boyz II Men/98 Degrees arena tour?

And there’s much more to this as outlined in this article by the New York Daily News.  Good thing?  Bad thing?

Question 1:  What would you like to see resurrected?

Question 2:  What from the 90s should stay ddead and buried?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “The 90s Revival Has Arrived. What Should Come Back? What Shouldn’t?

  • January 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Resurrected: "The Rock Star". Dead & Buried: Boybands. Oh wait, the latter is still continuing.

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    None of those bands on that Cruise should be revived.

    Also, we don't want Creed back, or 3rd Eye Blind, Better than Ezra, Blues Traveler, Matchbox 20 (sorry, sorry, TWENTY), Eve 6, The New Radicals, you get the idea…

    Alice in Chains, yes, but that's not going to happen.

  • January 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Hungry Hungry Hippos was a 90s toy?! Definitley more of an 80s toy methinks.

    What would I want to see resurrected?
    -early 90s skate-thrash like DRI or Suicidal Tendencies
    -Brit pop. Everything from Jesus Jones and EMF to Elastica and Supergrass.

    What can stay dead?
    -90s car colours. ie Teal, Purple
    -early 90s dance music. Technotronic, Black Box, etc.


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