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"Were the 90s the best decade in music? We're joining our friends at Double J as they explore the decade that gave us both Nirvana and Darude.
All throughout June, our Saturday morning VAULT sections will be bursting with great 90s videos. The month will culminate in a full Saturday night 90s special on the 25th - with all the videos chosen by YOU, the Rage audience.
Keep an eye out for more updates to come, and don't miss the first installment this Saturday at 8:30am!"
...except Darude's 'Sandstorm' was actually 2000. Here, anyway, where it debuted on the chart in July 2000
Ughhhhh, the 90s ... The decade that destroyed everything creative, vibrant, colurful and futuristic in music.
The decade that killed fun, spirit and synths.
The beginning of THE END ... It has never been the same since the 80s ended in music and visual art. 90s best decade in music? ... What a joke!
Brit Pop was the only decent thing about the 90s, at least bands like Blur and Pulp made clever music with a pop twist. And OZ bands like Savage Garden and Vertigo at least had melody.
As far as 90s Dance music - 1990 and 1991 is about it.
Then of course the likes of Bjork's releases etc were FABULOUS!
We all know the 80s was the best decade in music and the 90s was just a collective of being as boring as one could possibly be.
It seems I missed the memo that these Vault segments are only of 90s *Australian* artists. i.e. so it's going to be full of Triple J s h i t they always play anyway
And the 90s 'special' during the last week of June, "the best songs, as chosen by YOU!", seems like it's going to be the visual representation of the Double J 'Best 50 Australian songs of the 90s' i.e. more c r a p.
Why then, did rage mention Darude in their blurb about the upcoming 90s segments? They aren't Australian.
1999 was a great year for pop music and when i started watching Top of the Pops religiously on Foxtel.
I was wrong and it seems it was only last weekend's playlist that was only Australian artists. This weekend's theme is "overlooked" songs, but it of course contains many videos they have aired in the last few years; some quite recently. And it's all Triple J-friendly stuff.
More info on this, and it sounds like a nineties snoozefest all month.
I just had a look at the rage Playlist for this weekend not realising it was a 90s special but saw this thread recently.
What a rather C R A P special, shows how truly dreadful the 90s were in general.
I at least would have loved some Early 90s House and Dance from the likes of Opus III, Cathy Dennis, Jesus Loves You, 808 State, Beatmasters, Quadraphonia, Ultra Nate, Betty Boo and some great Synth Pop from Vertigo, Les Rhytmes Digitals, Savage Garden and some International Crisis, Shakespear's Sister, Pet Shop Boys, Bjork and would have LOVED Collette with Who Do You Think You Are and Jason Donovan's RSVP !!!!! And something else besides Read My Lips from Melissa like Is It? ... And even some Monaco, JX, Tracey T w a t and some 90s Bananarama and The Human League would have been welcomed ... And may I add Peter Andre with his PWL produced You Drive Me Crazy would have been interesting. And where is Erasure's cover of Abba's Voulez Vous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some 90s PWL like Nancy Davis, Sybil, Lonnie Gordon, NEWTON!!!!!!, Yell and Sonia would have been brilllliant, arghhhhhh.
rage's attempt at some Pop and Dance is truly lazy because I doubt they really know much besides the general Pop and Dance of the era ... Of course it is filled with Alternative rubbish for most part and the Pop and Dance that is presented is very generic... Black Box with Everybody Everybody is one of the decent selections among the commercial Dance they chose.
And not even Madonna's Bedtime Stories which is one of THE THE THE best videos EVER made!!!
LOOOOVE the Madonna short little video from her Fame audition!
Jason, your suggestions would have been brilliant.
Instead we're getting one that veers between the mediocre and the bland same old same old we always get. What a wasted opportunity, but not unexpected.
Highlights include 'The Emperor's New clothes' by Sinead, 'In Your Room' by Toni Pearen, 'Weak' by Skunk Anansie, but there's nothing that will tempt me to watch.
I prefer You belong To Me from JX and not a fan of Son of A Gun
I knew Headless Chickens' 'Cruise Control' wouldn't be the 1994 remix version that became a hit, but would instead be the 1991 version they regularly air... and lo and behold, it was
'Bedtime Stories' was/is a trippy video. Seeing that video in the day on/after a night on the p i s s back in the day.