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Subject: The 1994 Thread

Written By: 90s Guy on 03/26/15 at 11:45 am

To discuss memories/trends/pop culture from 1994.

What do you remember as being in:

-Musically
-Fashion wise (men and women, teens)
-Hair style wise (men and women)
-Big on TV?
-Big in the cinema
-Short lived 1994 specific fads
-Politically


Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/26/15 at 1:54 pm

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/15 at 2:11 pm


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Great film, even better as a musical on stage.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/26/15 at 2:32 pm

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Kurt Cobain died that year.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/26/15 at 4:03 pm

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Forrest Gump

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/26/15 at 4:04 pm


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Kurt Cobain died that year.
Justin Bieber was born this year...

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/26/15 at 9:47 pm


Justin Bieber was born this year...


The year sir, it is cursed.  8-P

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/26/15 at 9:50 pm

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/27/15 at 2:54 pm

Although I hate the pop culture of the mid 1990s, I must admit they had a great labor market. 8)

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: mxcrashxm on 03/28/15 at 5:57 pm

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 03/29/15 at 3:52 pm

I'm probably the wrong person to ask about 1994 because I was seven that year (and everything is always awesome when you're seven), but what an incredible time to be a kid! The Power Ranger fad was peaking, the TMNT fad had yet to totally die, Saturday Morning Cartoons were still the highlight of the weekend, pogs were beginning to take off, the animation renaissance reached it's peak creatively and the video games were amazing (FF6, DK Country, Super Metroid, Sonic 3 & Knuckles all in the same year!).

Outside of the kids stuff though '94 was still quite solid. Musically, my favorite hip hop album of all-time ("Ready to Die" by Biggie) and my favorite alternative album ("Unplugged in New York" by Nirvana) were both released that year. You could also argue that 1994 was the best film year of the entire decade with "The Lion King", "Forest Gump", "The Mask", "Pulp Fiction", "Shawshank Redemption" and "True Lies".

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/29/15 at 3:54 pm

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/30/15 at 8:38 am

Aaliyah and Brandy debuted that year

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/30/15 at 10:36 am


the TMNT fad had yet to totally die…


You're thinking of the spring of 1991, not 1994.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/30/15 at 10:41 am


The Power Ranger fad was peaking, the TMNT fad had yet to totally die,
Still going strong today, especially after the dire film last year.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/15 at 10:43 am

The internet started to get attention.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/30/15 at 11:06 am


Still going strong today, especially after the dire film last year.


The Turtles weren't going strong in 1994, though. Turtlemania swept the nation in the spring of 1990 (starting around April (coincidence, I think not)). I recall seeing the first film with my younger cousins at that time.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 03/30/15 at 11:51 am


You're thinking of the spring of 1991, not 1994.


I also remember them being popular as late as 1993 or 94, but by 1995, they weren't popular anymore. I was in Germany, though.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/30/15 at 1:28 pm


Still going strong today, especially after the dire film last year.


There are fans out there that like TMNT.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/30/15 at 1:28 pm


The internet started to get attention.


and Windows 95 would debut a year later.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/30/15 at 1:31 pm

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Soundgarden

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Warren G

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Pantera

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/30/15 at 6:38 pm


There are fans out there that like TMNT.


Yes, but not as many as there were in 1990.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: 80sfan on 03/30/15 at 6:52 pm


and Windows 95 would debut a year later.


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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: ArcticFox on 03/31/15 at 12:03 pm

My So Called Life, Friends, and Party of Five debuted on television that year.

Aaliyah and Brandy released their first singles and albums in 1994. Kurt Cobain shot his brains out while high on heroin. Grunge peaked at the beginning of the year and declined rapidly in popularity throughout the rest.

Grunge fashion peaked in the beginning of the year for girls, with the schoolgirl look being popular by the end. Guys wore grunge everywhere at the beginning, replaced by hip-hop clothing at the end.

Pulp Fiction was released to theaters that year, resulting in a rejuvenation of John Travolta's career. Wes Craven directed a Nightmare on Elm Street movie again, which is now seen as a prelude to the Scream series.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/31/15 at 1:22 pm


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I sometimes hated Windows 95 cause it would crash a lot.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 03/31/15 at 1:25 pm

The Mask

Dumb And Dumber

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Ace Ventura

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 03/31/15 at 8:37 pm


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The Mask

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Dumb And Dumber
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Ace Ventura


Jim Carey was far better in In Living Color.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/01/15 at 7:25 am

Besides what's been discussed, this is what I think of 1994:

-Media obsession with OJ Simpson, starting with the car chase, then the case, and finally the trial (continuing into 1995).
-American figure skating arguably hits a fever pitch: Tonya Harding allegedly pleading guilty on rival Nancy Kerrigan, while Michelle Kwan was the hot new skater
-The MLB strike, cancelling the World Series for the first time in 90 years and delaying the 1995 season by three weeks
-The CFL trying to make an American expansion with teams such as Baltimore, Las Vegas, Sacramento San Antonio, Memphis, and Birmingham (no NFL there)
-Flavored coffee and Starbucks starting to become popular
-Sega at the peak of its popularity, though releasing that 32X instead of waiting for Saturn was the biggest gaming mistake of the decade when Sega CD (I've never played one) was still fresh
-Hacky Sacks
-Ace of Bace peaking with "The Sign"
-Eurodance peaking with Real McCoy's "Another Night"
-"I'm symied!"
-Bottled water was starting to take off around this time.
-Long-running medical drama ER premieres
-Snoop Doggy Dogg
-Green Day being the first big "Post-grunge band", though regular grunge was still around via Smashing Pumpkins/Nine-Inch Nails
-Star Trek: Generations and the last episode of Star Trek: TNG
-Stargate
-Interview With A Vampire
-Gargoyles
-The failed nightime Price Is Right with Doug Davidson
-Wesley Snipes and the motorcycle crash
-Brad Pitt
-Ricki Lake's anti-fur controversy for her talk show
-Tommy Hillfinger, No Fear, Mossimo, Yaga, and Stussy fashions
-The first true Millenials entering High School
-Satellite TV becomes popular with the launch of DirecTV

Yes the Internet and web was around and had a "What is Internet?" question mentioned on The Today Show, but was still in its embryonic stages and advertising wouldn't starting mentioning the web until the later part of 1995 based upon the magazine/TV commercial/movie poster archives I've seen.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/01/15 at 1:59 pm

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Land Before Time 2

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Got Milk? commercials aired

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What Is The Internet? with Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Elor on 04/04/15 at 5:50 pm

1994 was the year in which I started to watch Formula 1.
It saw a certain Michael Schumacher win his first of seven world championship titles.
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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 04/04/15 at 6:35 pm


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What Is The Internet? with Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel


What is the internet? Something we would all have in 1999. :)

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/05/15 at 1:27 pm


What is the internet? Something we would all have in 1999. :)


Because back then people didn't know much about the internet until 5, 6 years later.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 04/05/15 at 1:31 pm

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Naked Gun

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Little Rascals
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Revenge Of The Nerds 4

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheMusicdewd on 04/06/15 at 9:07 pm

Bush - Sixteen Stone

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Live - Thriving Copper

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Vitalogy - Pearl Jam

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Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

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Beck - Mellow Gold

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The Offspring - Smash

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/06/15 at 1:50 pm

May 6th 1994 – Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and French President François Mitterrand officiate at the opening of the Channel Tunnel.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/06/15 at 5:49 pm

We lost these guys that year! :\'(
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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/06/15 at 5:50 pm

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/06/15 at 5:53 pm

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/15 at 4:33 am

May 7th 1994 – Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream is recovered undamaged after being stolen from the National Gallery of Norway in February.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/15 at 5:58 am

May 7th 1994 - Aerosmith played the first of seven nights at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, during their 245 date 'Get A Grip' world tour.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/13/15 at 12:36 pm

May 13th 1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/13/15 at 8:10 pm


May 13th 1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.

R.I.P.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/14/15 at 3:13 pm


R.I.P.


He passed away 11 years after his final appearance.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/17/15 at 9:09 am

1994 – Malawi holds its first multi-party elections.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/21/15 at 11:22 am

May 21st 1994 – The Democratic Republic of Yemen unsuccessfully attempts to secede from the Republic of Yemen; a war breaks out.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/21/15 at 2:20 pm

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Junior
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Flintstones

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 05/27/15 at 6:21 pm

You have to be more careful when researching stuff. Click is a 2006-movie.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Eazy-EMAN1995 on 05/27/15 at 6:54 pm


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Junior
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Flintstones
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Click

YEAH LT is right Click is from 06!

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: TheEarly90sGuy on 05/28/15 at 2:53 pm


You have to be more careful when researching stuff. Click is a 2006-movie.


I see where Howard was coming from. The Adam Sandler of 1994 wasn't too different from the one of 2006. Adam writing and starring in "Billy Madison", back in 1994,  would lead to Click in the next decade.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/28/15 at 3:30 pm


You have to be more careful when researching stuff. Click is a 2006-movie.


Are you sure?  ??? I always thought it was a 1994 film.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/28/15 at 3:32 pm


I see where Howard was coming from. The Adam Sandler of 1994 wasn't too different from the one of 2006. Adam writing and starring in "Billy Madison", back in 1994,  would lead to Click in the next decade.


Maybe I got those two mixed up.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Howard on 05/28/15 at 3:35 pm

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Wagons East

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City Slickers 2
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Air Up There

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 05/28/15 at 4:57 pm


Are you sure?  ??? I always thought it was a 1994 film.


I have watched this movie when it came out, and I was allowed to DRIVE to the cinema by myself, being 20 years old ;)

And even the topic of the movie does not really fit to 1994. It is about a universal remote control which still looks pretty modern from today's perspective. Not 90s at all! I also remember that DVD menus played a big roll in the movie , so it was as 2000s as it could get.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: SpyroKev on 06/13/15 at 11:59 pm

I have pretty clear memories of 94. I completely remember graduating from elementary school. I heard TLC for the first time. Even at my age, I could tell they were popular. Creep, Red Light Special and Waterfalls are very memorable. I seen Angels In The Out Field for the first time as well as Animaniacs. My friends were temporary, but still cool. The vibe was pretty great, beside crying for my mom after school haha Everything else I missed out on till the later 90s.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: mimitchi33 on 06/20/15 at 1:17 pm

When I hear 1994, I think of this, although it wasn't in the US until '95, but premiered in the UK in '94:
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Also, does anyone remember the seventh season of Garfield and Friends which premiered the same year? This was my favorite part of that season:
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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/08/15 at 1:34 am

July 8th 1994 – Kim Jong-il begins to assume supreme leadership of North Korea upon the death of his father, Kim Il-sung.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/15 at 4:18 pm

July 23rd 1994 - The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid orbiting between Mars and Jupiter after Frank Zappa, who had died the previous December.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/15 at 3:49 am

July 23rd 1994 – Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration, that formally ends the state of war that had existed between the nations since 1948.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/28/15 at 4:26 am

July 28th 1994 - Kenny Rogers, of the Texas Rangers, pitched the 14th perfect game in major league baseball history.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/30/15 at 2:30 pm

July 30th 1994 - Rage Against The Machine, Bjork, Blur, Manic Street Preachers, Del Amitri, Primal Scream, Crowded House, Oasis and Aimee Mann all appeared at this year's two-day T In The Park festival in Scotland.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/15 at 3:59 am

August 12th 1994 – Major League Baseball players go on strike. This will force the cancellation of the 1994 World Series.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/14/15 at 12:00 pm

August 14th 1994 – Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, also known as "Carlos the Jackal", is captured.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/18/15 at 6:51 am

August 18th 1994 – Irish mobster Martin Cahill is assassinated in Dublin.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/23/15 at 4:16 am

August 23rd 1994 – Eugene Bullard, the only black pilot in World War I, is posthumously commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/27/15 at 9:50 am

August 27th 1994 - Boyz II Men started a 14 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Make Love To You', a No.5 hit in the UK. The record- breaking 14 week stay came to an end when they knocked themselves from the top with 'On Bended Knee'.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:53 am

September 1st - Fire destroys the Norwich Central Library in the United Kingdom, including most of its historical records.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/01/15 at 5:53 am

September 1st 1990 - The University of London founds the School of Advanced Study, a group of postgraduate research institutes.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/03/15 at 5:32 am

September 3rd 1994 – Sino-Soviet split: Russia and the People's Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/06/15 at 3:19 pm

September 6th 1994 - English keyboard player Nicky Hopkins died aged 50, in Nashville, Tennessee, of complications from intestinal surgery. Was a highly respected session musician, worked with The Rolling Stones, Jeff Beck, The Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Small Faces, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Jerry Garcia Band. The Kinks song 'Session Man' from Face to Face is dedicated to (and features) Hopkins.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/10/15 at 5:15 pm

September 10th 1994 - REM were at No.9 on the UK singles chart with 'What's The Frequency Kenneth'. The song's title refers to an incident in 1986 when two unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather while repeating "Kenneth, what is the frequency?"

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 12:56 am

September 14th 1994 – The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/14/15 at 9:27 am

September 14th 1994 - US singer Steve Earle was sentenced to 1 year in jail after being found guilty of possession of crack cocaine.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/18/15 at 11:17 am

September 18th 1994 - Due to the Major League Baseball players' strike, owners vote to cancel remainder of the season including the World Series.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: robby76 on 03/09/16 at 9:53 am

There was no "1994 Year In Music" thread, so putting this gem here. You may recognise Eddi Reader from her days as lead singer for Fairground Attraction in the late 80s.

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/16 at 9:56 am


There was no "1994 Year In Music" thread, so putting this gem here. You may recognise Eddi Reader from her days as lead singer for Fairground Attraction in the late 80s.

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The "1994: The Year In Music" thread is found at http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=49229.0

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/28/16 at 12:59 pm

1994 was definitely the best year of the decade for music. There was an incredible amount of variety that year and had something for everyone. Having the eclectic tastes that I have, I like almost everything there was to offer. It was a sonically refreshing year and many of the songs released then sound timeless even to this day.

I really do believe the second half of 1993 all the way through the first half of 1995 was a magical time for popular culture, with the music being the best representation of this era. The second half of 1995 and 1996 are technically just as good, but they lack the charm and passion that 1994 had and things became much more manufactured and safe then, which was probably the result of the nationwide gentrification of the United States. A lot of my favorite songs from 1994 would not have been possible just two years later. "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?", "Buddy Holly", "Vasoline", "Basket Case", "When I Come Around", "Zombie", and "Bang and Blame" all feature distorted, snarling guitars that had gone out of style by the end of 1995. By 1996, rock was largely composed with lighter and more jangly guitars, because that was the style at the time. To be fair, this also wouldn't have been possible two years earlier as well.

It isn't just rock, either. Biggie's "Juicy" and "Unbelievable", Rappin' 4-Tay's "Playaz Club", Craig Mack's "Flava in Ya Ear", and Us3's "Cantaloop", all of which are among my favorite rap songs of all time, sound totally different from rap from the rest of the mid '90s. Compared to "Too Hot", "California Love", "Sugar Hill", "Rapper's Ball", "Cold Rock a Party", "Get Money", "No Time", "Big Daddy", "Hypnotize", "Doin' It", and "Loungin' (Who Do Ya Luv)", the above-mentioned 1994 rap songs sound "early '90s". Not that they would be popular in the early '90s–those musical compositions were not yet in style even in the first half of 1993–but the production values are closer to the early '90s than they are to the rest of the mid '90s. It was mostly the West Coast rap trends that survived into 1995 and 1996.

On the reverse, there were also a few songs from 1994 that were minor hits at the time of their release but would have fit in with late 1995-1996 perfectly. "Do You Wanna Get Funky", "Landslide", "I'll Take You There", and "Sending My Love" all reached the lower regions of the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot 100 Airplay. If they had been released a couple years later they would have been huge.

I'm not saying late 1995 and 1996 were bad years for music; As a matter of fact, I actually see the entire mid '90s (which I think musically spans from the second half of 1993 all the way through the first half of 1997) as this incredibly rich period for admirable levels of musical virtuosity in mainstream acts which hasn't been seen much since it ended. Music has become a lot more computerized in the years since, and the need for hiring orchestras comprising of multiple musicians who specialize in their own instrument is no longer necessary. It gets really expensive to pay these people, so the computer has made it an effective way to cut costs. Anyone who actually goes out of their way to compose their music with a group of paid musical experts is now doing it just for novelty. In comparison to the second half of the mid '90s, 1994 felt a lot more inspired.

If I were to point out just one calendar year that defined an entire generation, it would be this one. 1994 is the flagship Generation X year. There were too many generation-defining events to argue for anything else, with the possible exception of 1995. It's all in the releases–music, movies, television, and video games. Everything that came out that year has become classics within that generation.

1994 is easily one of the greatest years for music of all time. The amount of top-notch quality album releases is just astounding in and of itself: Illmatic, Ready to Die, Ill Communication, Don't Fight the Feelin', Regulate... G Funk Era, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, CrazySexyCool, My Life, II, Music for the Jilted Generation, Dummy, Mellow Gold, Throwing Copper, Smash, Live Through This, The Blue Album, Superunknown, Dookie... The list just never ends! There were a lot of amazing years for music, all of them within the 20th century, but the only year that is better than 1994... is 1967.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 05/28/16 at 9:21 pm

I think I've said before here that 1994 is perhaps my personal favorite music year of all-time. The presence of "Juicy" and "Regulate" alone would put it way up there for me. I'm not even the biggest hip-hop fan either, but those two songs will have a permanent spot on my iPod for as long as iPod's exist.

In some ways, the rock scene of 1994 gets overshadowed because of Kurt Cobain's death, which is unfortunate because it was incredible that year. "When I Come Around", "Black Hole Sun", "Self Esteem", "Buddy Holly" and "Interstate Love Song" are legit five of my favorite rock songs ever made. And that's just scrapping the surface. "Shine" by Collective Soul, "Low" by Cracker, "Found Out About You" by Gin Blossoms, "Come Down" by Bush, it was just an amazing year.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/28/16 at 10:20 pm

1994 is one of the best years ever. Dookie and Smash are two of the greatest albums ever released.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: ArcticFox on 05/30/16 at 5:56 pm

As for television, here are some shows from the 1994-1995 television season.

Debuting Series
Party of Five
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/79999-3/25482548Party_of_Five_S1.jpg
My So Called Life
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/119975-3/My_So_Called_Life.jpg
Sweet Valley High
http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/6700000/Sweet-Valley-High-Season-1-DVD-art-sweet-valley-high-show-6790261-600-800.jpg
Friends
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/109461-2/5790Friends_-_Season_1_Discs_01-02_.jpg

Veteran Shows
Beverly Hills, 90210
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/119114-3/Beverly_Hills_90210_Season_5_-_English_f.jpg
Full House
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/103799-3/1dvd-FullHouse-S8.jpg
Seinfeld
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/252733-3/Season_62.jpg
Boy Meets World
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/256382-2/BMW-2.jpg
The Simpsons
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/107853-3/447The_Simpsons_-_Slim_-_Season_6.jpg
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
http://www.dvd-covers.org/d/119504-3/Fresh_Prince_Season_005.jpg
The Real World: San Francisco
http://www.ew.com/sites/default/files/i/2013/08/15/Real-World-San-Francisco_0.jpg

Probably the best television season of the entire '90s.

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: humaeast on 06/03/16 at 3:39 pm

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Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: ArcticFox on 06/08/16 at 6:05 pm

A look at the some of the fashions of 1994–ranging from mainstream every styles to anti-fashion to designer duds; in that specific order. I will cover people of all ages, regardless of how old or young they appear to be. I should point out that at this time mainstream fashion blended with anti-fashion to a degree. Grunge had went from counterculture style to mainstream everyday fashion trend, and in their place came new, very different forms of anti-fashion. Designer fashion was a world away from all of these; seeing a woman wear designer fashion in 1994 was very uncommon, but seeing a man wear it was almost the equivalent of seeing a unicorn–they don't exist.

Mainstream
http://eclipseguy.com/wp-content/uploads/babes_du_jour_500.jpg
http://home.uchicago.edu/~daarnold/16_with_high_school_friends%20copy.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ruI3ID2ZVH4/UBbRGru64lI/AAAAAAAAwzo/TKEAEdMd0BI/s512/Rolling%2520Stone%2520US%25203%2520November%25201994%2520Liv%2520Tyler%2520%2526%2520Steven%2520Tyler%252003.jpg
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/graduate_students/class_photos/fall_1994.jpg
http://www.monarchgrove.com/images/family/1960present/1994FallAndrewAge12Grade6.jpg
http://www.krissyandnikitaylor.com/files/KRISSYSCOT.jpg
http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/storypad-5KuvS37emzbaPy9XbUJavA/e4700f93-00d8-43c5-81c8-f8a97d6cf028.jpg/r0_0_1296_732_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg
https://40.media.tumblr.com/acc89e0ae591a5daa5c99a748fe51c60/tumblr_nylg1e6lba1stb479o1_1280.png
https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2011/11/14/1321287539783/1-November-1994-Bill-Clin-011.jpg?w=720&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=d41296b153b350a038c6303cc8cef861
http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/storypad-35WVUfxfAJ5ewz9B7wdJW9B/95e6fd63-09ec-4fa4-a294-38fa60c734a2.JPG/r334_1096_5855_3903_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg
http://nnimgt-a.akamaihd.net/transform/v1/crop/frm/storypad-35WVUfxfAJ5ewz9B7wdJW9B/8b0885bb-6992-48b9-bb34-81c9a00e8e99.JPG/r735_816_5601_3436_w1200_h678_fmax.jpg
http://www.rappersiknow.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Digable_Planets.jpg
http://api.ning.com/files/9bL98OpelafNWS20fdZ0Cbb9zx4UEKfqdACb45ZNZuqeXHS1izF3T4puvek3q0zWZJ6NO0LoJzxdgxxSFwH2creWraY7xfyt/mwpf2g.jpg?width=586&height=600
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/81/4e/5e/814e5ed3b6ba015550694bf27acd9de4.jpg

Anti
http://www.movpins.com/big/MV5BMTk4NDQwMTE1MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNDE4MzU0._V1/brad-pitt-at-event-of-legends-of-the-fall-(1994)-large-picture.jpg
http://www.handinglove.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/music-lifestyle-magazines/vox-issue-50-november-1994-the-cranberries.jpg
http://ellenbeldner.info/assets/img/00.jpg
https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-08/27/22/enhanced/webdr10/enhanced-buzz-wide-22716-1409192503-7.jpg
http://cdn.acidcow.com/pics/20120831/celebs_101.jpg
http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/17500000/Angelina-Jolie-in-Hackers-angelina-jolie-17535392-950-534.jpg
http://67.media.tumblr.com/5847ab82787de03edb0c57a2fa930215/tumblr_n79vs74vlE1tedbb0o2_1280.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/8a/1e/13/8a1e13935c5a9cd643eecaf8f6c35489.jpg
http://40.media.tumblr.com/fe3ded22bad2da423b654cbfba177141/tumblr_n79v5etfZb1tsxueio1_1280.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94fw/lg/gap94fw.jpg

Designer
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/b7/65/6f/b7656fb7e00771218adfa4e5f67c294e.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kGsax07AOAI/UBbRGFHN_HI/AAAAAAAAwzg/lHTVnRgxg_Q/s512/Rolling%2520Stone%2520US%25203%2520November%25201994%2520Liv%2520Tyler%2520%2526%2520Steven%2520Tyler%252005.jpg
http://67.media.tumblr.com/46f6417beda018e69be011a51b57b66c/tumblr_o5wsey5bNE1qzoxf3o1_1280.jpg
http://mariahcareynetwork.com/gallery/photoshoots/1994/seventeen94/seventeen94-3.jpg
http://www.millaj.com/pics/hightimes11941.jpg
http://celebsvenue.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/269459/Kirsty-Hume-for-Vogue-November-1994-photo-shoot-005-758x1024.jpg
http://media.mademan.com/chickipedia/uploaded_photos/4/4d/Donna_Perry-chickipedia-smoking-hot-before_thumb_585x795.jpg
http://nick-intl.mtvnimages.com/uri/mgid:file:gsp:scenic:/international/style-intl/general-news/march2014/cameron-diaz-1994-545x800.jpg?height=800&width=545&matte=1&quality=.9
http://67.media.tumblr.com/39f2d6507d80e03efe110c7cba622c34/tumblr_ntnoczzK1j1u7leb2o2_1280.jpg
http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000Am0zNtrmPpk/s/860/860/92-3-The-Beat-Summer-Jam-Heavy-D-MLP-4714.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94ss/lg/versusbygianniversace94ss2.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94ss/lg/guess94ss1.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94ss/lg/ferrejeans94ss1.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94ss/lg/docker94ss4.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94fw/lg/catalyst94fw.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94fw/lg/guess94fw5.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94fw/lg/neimanmarcuss94fw1.jpg
http://www.uomoclassico.com/94fw/lg/neimanmarcuss94fw2.jpg

Some of these pictures are ridiculous, I know what you're thinking (and you might even question my sexual orientation because of some of these images, but I'm trying to prove a point here so bear with me!). Though overall, I really like this year. Particularly the more high-quality stuff. There is a clear distinction between the styles of everyday people and that of celebrities. Everyday people wore absolutely hideous clothes; they look homeless. Designer fashions and the anti-fashions were so simple, yet so charming. The simplicity of it is very attractive. That's what I love about mid '90s fashion. Too bad it all went down the drain in 1998.  8-P

Subject: Re: The 1994 Thread

Written By: robby76 on 06/08/16 at 10:03 pm

Hahaha this is the exact type of jumper I wore in 1994...


http://www.uomoclassico.com/94fw/lg/gap94fw.jpg

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