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Subject: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/21/06 at 10:44 pm

This is the average birth year for various youth subcultures.

Adult Hippie-1947.
Teenage Folkie-1949.
Teenage Hippie-1951-1952.
Teenybopper Beatlemaniac-1954.
Adult Disco-1955
'70s Arena Rock/Prog Rock Nut-1958
Adult Punk-1958.
Original Metalhead-1959
Teenage Disco-1961
Teen Punk-1962.
Hardcore Punker-1966
Adult Late '80s Hipster-1968
New Waver-1969
Hair Metalhead-1972
Vanilla Ice Clone-1974
Adult '90s Hipster-1974
Public Enemy-Type Rapster-1975
Grunger-1978
Grrl-1979.
Teen '90s Indie Rocker-1980.
Gangsta Rap Fan-1980
Adult '00s Hipster-1982
'90s Mallgoth-1983
Eminem Style Wigger-1984
Skater/Pop-Punker-1984
Siezer Cut Preppie-1984
Nu Metalhead-1985
Teenage Hipster-1988
Teenybopper of the Late '90s-1988
Emo Kid-1989
O.C.-style Preppie-1989 or 1990.



Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 05/21/06 at 11:08 pm

Nu Metalhead-1985

Funny, seeing as this is a genre of music I despise!  ::)

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: Donnie Darko on 05/21/06 at 11:35 pm

I agree with all of these.

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/21/06 at 11:35 pm

That's about right, I have a little nu-metal and some teenybopper in me as an '87er, lol.

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/22/06 at 12:13 am


I agree with all of these.


Any other subcultures you'd add? Of course, to use an example, I think the whole "new wave" range is like 1964-1972 to have been into it as a teenager, but the 1968ers and 1969ers seem to have liked it the most. The Madonna clone teenage girls seem to mostly have been born about 1970. With nu metal, I think the whole range is probably 1982-1991 or so, but 1985ers or so seem to be the most into it and to have "stuck with it" more, and the core is like 1983-1987.

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/22/06 at 5:36 am


Any other subcultures you'd add? Of course, to use an example, I think the whole "new wave" range is like 1964-1972 to have been into it as a teenager, but the 1968ers and 1969ers seem to have liked it the most. The Madonna clone teenage girls seem to mostly have been born about 1970. With nu metal, I think the whole range is probably 1982-1991 or so, but 1985ers or so seem to be the most into it and to have "stuck with it" more, and the core is like 1983-1987.


1986 was the year of nu-metal and death metal. Such groups as Korn and Rammstein were big in the late 90s.

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: Trimac20 on 05/22/06 at 9:13 am


1986 was the year of nu-metal and death metal. Such groups as Korn and Rammstein were big in the late 90s.


I also think my end of Gen Y were the biggest exponents of newer punk, in the ilk of Blink 182, early Grinspoon.etc, which kind of peaked in the period 1996-1999 - between Greenday's 'Nimrod' and 'Enema of the State.' I think Punk Rock's death knell was Good Charlotte replaced Sum 41 in popularity sometime in 2003.

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/22/06 at 12:22 pm


I also think my end of Gen Y were the biggest exponents of newer punk, in the ilk of Blink 182, early Grinspoon.etc, which kind of peaked in the period 1996-1999 - between Greenday's 'Nimrod' and 'Enema of the State.' I think Punk Rock's death knell was Good Charlotte replaced Sum 41 in popularity sometime in 2003.


Yeah, alot of people born c. 1986 or 1987 were into that stuff as preteenagers, which I always thought stuff like Blink 182 was targeted to, the same audience as South Park was c. 1999. Of course, 1990ers such as myself largely really liked Blink 182 and their ilk too, but alot of the "big fans" turned emo c. 2003.

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: bbigd04 on 05/22/06 at 3:48 pm

I remember that Limp Bizkit crap being big when I was in middle school.

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: Rice_Cube on 05/22/06 at 3:51 pm

Grrl-1979.

I'm a "Grrl"?!  :o

Wait, what's a Grrl?

Subject: Re: Average Subculture Birth Years

Written By: velvetoneo on 05/22/06 at 3:58 pm


I'm a "Grrl"?!   :o

Wait, what's a Grrl?


A "Grrl" is somebody who was into female-empowered '90s rock.

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