Why BOOMERS Hate POP Music
dv Vaughn
dv Vaughn Hour ago
the verve = bittersweet symphony and that was it.
Mitt Layton
Mitt Layton Hour ago
Hey Rick, I don't know if you're going to read this, but I hope you do. I love your videos...... I absolutely LOVE your videos. I am a guitar player/ bass player/ drummer. And I would "Love to learn how to play the piano" "Hint Hint" I absolutely adore and love the bands that you like and review, and I love your "What makes this song great" videos. I respect all your thoughts on all of them. Anyway, to get to the point, Metallica and Smashing Pumpkins are equally my favorite bands of all time. I love Chevelle to. I would like to hear your thoughts on Chevelle sometime. And like you said, GISH by the Pumpkins is a phenomenal album! And you're right, people need to treat themselves and listen to it, because it is what I call in my own words...."BILLY CORGAN EAR CANDY!" Every song on that album is loaded with Billy Corgan's greatest guitar playing, effects, and every song is thick and loaded with his beautiful guitar sound on that Strat that he plays! It was stolen by somebody after one of their earlier shows when they were just starting out. There is a great video and how it was returned to him by the way if you haven't seen it. Billy called it.........." THE GISH GUITAR". And thank you to whoever had it and came forward and was honest enough to give it back to him, cuz in the video it was like having a lost child returned to him. Billy Corgan was really a happy man that day. But anyway, Gish is full of great guitar playing, great effects and just a phenomenal album. It is by far my favorite Smashing Pumpkins album.
dv Vaughn
dv Vaughn Hour ago
most of those bands are you listed were one hit wonder bands, a few had serious careers like everclear, morissette, goo goo and bush. but for the most part the rest did not have staying power actually forgot most were even a thing. i have said for years, 2000 was the beginning of the end for music, most of this music was on the radio but it was not very good. by 2010 music was pretty much dead and now its in its grave.
John Hullinger
John Hullinger Hour ago
90’s alternative...my favorite genre
Scout Girl
Scout Girl Hour ago
What key is it written in? The key of illusion. Hollywood is the God of plegurism. Rehash it from generation to generation, and put a little twist on it, and Bam! The producer makes a ton of money. Along with the other 7 or 8 credited contributors. Anit right. But apparently it's legal. Oh well. Someones gotta get paid
Niels B
Niels B Hour ago
unpopulair opinion: The first wave of nu-metal was more interesting than the alternative music they killed (the ones that did survive were actually the good alternative bands)
G.S Hour ago
So last time it was post-grunge's fault for ruining early 2000s rock and now it's grunge' fault for ruining alternative 90s mellow rock.
Will Cash
Will Cash Hour ago
Great video! Probably the most influential band on me as a kid. Thank you so much for pointing out so many of the things that made AIC such a special group!
dv Vaughn
dv Vaughn Hour ago
saw them in concert like 3 years ago still sound great. love live
dv Vaughn
dv Vaughn Hour ago
live just put out a new album few years ago
Golgotha_Mythos69 Hour ago
So then Rage Against the Machine was the Y2K virus? Cool.
cast away
cast away Hour ago
I reckon his favourite one is Billy ellish
Fearn pol
Fearn pol Hour ago
The computers didn’t ‘meltdown’ because we worked on the issues leading up to the rollover date. We had trials months before on satellite systems and GPS. I know because I was part of the trials and worked for my company sorting out systems. In the U.K. it was mandated by law to work on this. Some countries in Africa really had issues because they did not have the resources to follow it through.
kshitij tiwari
kshitij tiwari Hour ago
But Rick what about little wing? 😭❤️
MrMiller Hour ago
Some artists only have one or two good songs in them. That can help sell an album but ultimately they're flashes in the pan. We shouldn't discount interpersonal and substance issues with artists playing a part in the demise of some of these acts, too.
fuel20 Hour ago
You left out Garbage. Can't leave out one of biggest female rock singers of the 90's. Also there's Fuel they had their biggest radio hit album in 2000 but Sunburn was pretty popular in 1998. Quite sad Brett and Carl couldn't get on the same page, now the band name just seems to alternate between the two band members.
Alae Amroune
Alae Amroune 2 hours ago
I spent the morning listening to dishwala.
gizzy2403 2 hours ago
Ohhh i luv Collective Soul, great band. Thanx 4 mentioning them Rick!
Bobbin' Williams
Bobbin' Williams 2 hours ago
Oof, always thought this was a bad song/band.
Angus Orvid
Angus Orvid 2 hours ago
I've wondered about this myself, and I have some ideas on it. For one thing, when everything is Alternative, what is alternative? It became a gimmick that meant nothing. Also, grunge burned itself out. The appearance of grunge signaled the end to 80s style metal. But grunge would not have a tenth of the half life of metal's first era. Nu Metal filled a void in the early 2000s.
brutalsacktap 2 hours ago
Rick has a punchable face honestly
Alan Angel
Alan Angel 2 hours ago
Thank U by Alanis Morissette marked the end of that era for me. And with it my youth....
Zoran Vasilić
Zoran Vasilić 2 hours ago
Excellent work of decomposing every part like you do mates, of course I'm a XTC fan for 30 years now... Just discover your channel today, greetings from Britanny & take care !!!
Dis Emboweled
Dis Emboweled 2 hours ago
Hearing all this great music reminds me how great Weird Al Yankovic's Off the Deep End turned out to be!
brutalsacktap 2 hours ago
I love bush
Tim Gillenwater
Tim Gillenwater 2 hours ago
I think it needs to be noted or a video on How Industrial Metal changed the music scene back then.
Noah Leach
Noah Leach 2 hours ago
God Fred Durst sucks, thanks for the quick reminder.
tatzor 2 hours ago
Do Meshuggah next!
Mulano 2 hours ago
There was a lot of bands outside the mainstream that were killing it, like Spock's Beard, Porcupine Tree, Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation etc. It was a really strong time for progressive music.
José Manuel Moreno Cidoncha
José Manuel Moreno Cidoncha 2 hours ago
I think all the bands that disappeared, stopped making great albums. I love Live's "Throwing Copper", but after that, they didn't maintain the same level. The same occurred with almost all the bands you mention. Foo Fighters or Radiohead have been releasing amazing albums through the years. That's why they are still relevant. On the other hand, it's very interesting what you say about media control. The problem with rock music is that is not a radio formula anymore. Young kids don't have the patience or the interest for listening to a full album of deep songs connected by a whole concept. They just want something easy to digest. This is how they have been educated and it's getting worse and worse.
Aaron Waud
Aaron Waud 2 hours ago
I hate to say this, cause I'm a big fan... but would you agree that U2 got swallowed up in the Y2K curse as well? 2000 was a HUGE year for them with "All That You Can't Leave Behind" where pretty well every song was a hit. But when "Vertigo" came out, it did get a lot of radio play, but it felt forced. It almost sounded like it was their attempt to sound heavier, but... personally I don't think it worked.
mattyredrock 2 hours ago
I propose a trade on your lists...Bush for Korn. I just don't agree with your opinion that Bush did nothing after 2000. They continued with new, relevant, timely music and tours all the way through to current day with their latest record coming out this past summer which they would have toured for if the COVID pandemic didn't sideline everything . As well Gavin Rosdale also had side/solo projects through the early 00's. Overall I feel Korns popularity pales in comparison to Bush in just about every category songwriting, composition, production, live performance. Even through the 90s Korn wasn't anything to brag about. Just a "meh"-band with a "meh"-sound.
Baramisio 2 hours ago
The post Spice Girls era of the 90s was riddled with fake Pop Grunge and by the time Semisonic had that annoying Closing Time song for rich kids to listen to in posh coffee shops, I knew it was over. Nu Metal turned rock into a never ending cycle of Professional Wrestling intro music which made a decade of Nickelback possible which killed mainstream rock. By the late 90s I had abandoned most rock in favor of the more interesting electronic stuff like Ladytron.
Gamer Monkey
Gamer Monkey 2 hours ago
I wish I was alive in 1991 such a great year in music
Eric Enderle
Eric Enderle 2 hours ago
Rick: Mason Williams - Classical Gas.
KR P 2 hours ago
Idc what it killed. I am NuMetal fan!
Jonathan Barrell
Jonathan Barrell 2 hours ago
This video and your last one are amazing. Absolutely great stuff to reminist and dissect what happened in an awesome decade for music.
Ertan Saygi
Ertan Saygi 2 hours ago
I didn't notice that these albums were released in such a short span of time (actually its intro is 1987 I think). The reasons I can think of are: 1. It was the last period of the cold war. US youth was tired of the American Dream because of the background of the cities they lived in. While their parents dictated life as they were the ones who saw the American dream in person, the reality youngsters saw outside and lived in was the opposite. If Russia did not retreat early, in a decade, capitalism could collapse into itself, as it is today. Because it was an unsustainable war for the parties (But, although Russia advocates a higher intellectual value , it has been the losing party, since it remained on the low ground in implementation - from the essence of the idea and human nature-) 2. The drugs seized by the USA in the Afghanistan war were taken to the port of Seattle and distributed through Mexico and Colombia, Paraguay (financing of regime changes in South America) ...That changed Seattle, which was a port city.
Ertan Saygi
Ertan Saygi 2 hours ago
As the drugs landed in their city, they were very easy to access, and they also experienced the trauma of it. Many of them have a friend who died of overdose, etc. On the one hand, they see the corruption in their cities. The American Dream had turned into a kind of acid trip in the late 1980s... By the way, everything around them, the standard human being, now seemed to them as if they were dehumanized with silicone breasts, lips, silicone brains. A society which has turned into an freak show like the Jerry Springer show... 3. When USA began to dominate the global music market, it used as a freedom and democracy propaganda in the late 1980s to put psychological pressure on communist regimes such as Russia. As a result of western propaganda, a terrible delusion of freedom was pumped in the 80s with movies and music. However, youth was actually wasting their lives in factories like in Russia... Thanks to MTV, a society whose only dream was to get a job at General Motors, was pumped to Russia as "land of the free"... The footage of Metallica's Moscow concert can actually be viewed as a documentary. Meanwhile in Turkey, It coincides with the period of a country ruled by an iron fist to escape from the pressure of the coup. It suddenly felt like we were integrating with the world, GNR, Metallica followed by Soundgarden, Michael Jackson and Madonna having concerts one after another. In that respect, we were in a position similar to the Russian youth. USA has well channeled the anger of the youth who were against its core with the aim of creating a delusion for its mission abroad. It solved the problem inside and used it on outside. MTV worked like the obvious propaganda channel for years. What the Russian youth in particular could not see (maybe we and the Brazilians too) was that the US youth had the same problems like us. So their anger was similar to ours. We were angry at the same thing, but the Russian youth found the solution in being part of the system they were angry about. An interesting contradiction actually.
drummerfish 2 hours ago
generally your right. sometimes a band releases that one killer album or has 1, 2 or more hit songs and languish at B, C or D level status yet has maintained a loyal following (alanis and collective soul has maintained longevity and creativity) but other issues also happened with certain bands that contributed to their lack of popularity: the singer for LIVE tried to steal the band name and money from the others, the verve were sued by the rolling stones for sampling a symphonic stones tribute song w/o crediting them and travis from DOTN developed a serious drug habit (among other issues) then you have a band like king's x who should have been big but never really broke but has maintained a loyal cult following.
Aiden Smal
Aiden Smal 2 hours ago
samblur 2 hours ago
The Verve and Blur basically split to do different projects...Richard Ashcroft has a successful solo career but Verve did headline the biggest festival in the world Glastonbury in 2008. Blurs Damon Albarn went on playing with Gorillaz but both Blur and Gorillaz went on to also headline Glastonbury. I don’t think they disappeared...they pretty much disbanded as they had already had their hay days.
eric wolfe
eric wolfe 2 hours ago
Also, many great 90s bands just weren't making good albums after 1997. Besides Oasis & the garage rock revival, I mostly listened to trance & house for the next few years.
Rayer Scarpensael
Rayer Scarpensael 2 hours ago
Good for them. They killed hair metal, nu metal killed them.
David 2 hours ago
Alot ot the bands that failed post 2000, failed because of pure arrogance. The Verve especially. I went a verve concert in the 90s and they treated the fans with utter contempt. They thought they would be successful and relevant forever. How wrong they were. They blew the opportunity of a life time.
Sebastian L
Sebastian L 2 hours ago
Bush actually released a really good record with "the kingdom" in 2020. Sounds just like 90s rock but with a modern touch and beautiful sound. Absolutely worth a listen.
Erik Lawson
Erik Lawson 2 hours ago
Birmingham copied 99x format with 107x as im sure other radio stations did.
Evie170 2 hours ago
Nu-metal was the worst. Especially Limp Bizkit.
fingersmike 2 hours ago
Corporations killed rock
Artem Anan
Artem Anan 2 hours ago
Even here, far from America, I heard most of the bands, Rick named. We had Casey Top 40 here on the Ukrainian national radio station, we had MTV and we all, I mean rock and especially Nirvana and grunge fans, loved those bands. Gin Blossoms, Bush, Counting Crows, Collective Soul, Sugar Ray
Stephen Gilbert
Stephen Gilbert 2 hours ago
That was fun. I was afraid it was going to be a trash session, but you really listened to each song on its' merit . I learned something about organic music on the way. Respect!
Janiter Inadrum
Janiter Inadrum 2 hours ago
I always wondered, did the DJ in a Band, get paid as much as the guitarist or drummer?.. is a turntable a musical instrument or is it more like an appliance like a toaster or waffle iron
Lincoln Devonshire
Lincoln Devonshire 2 hours ago
Love these music history videos. Keep them coming !! Would love to see something like music revolution of the 60s.
Daniel T. Gonzalez
Daniel T. Gonzalez 2 hours ago
Would Radiohead's "There There" count?
Greg Skov
Greg Skov 2 hours ago
Great video as always. I just wanted to see if I can sway your opinion on John Lennon - just listen to Hey Bulldog - when he goes into the chorus and says "You can talk to me"...I don't know what it is, but his vocal there is so gritty and intense, I love it every time I hear it. Twist & Shout is also a great vocal performance. I felt like Pat Benatar was a big omission - she is clearly one of the greatest rock vocalist ever - no question.
Joe Pregiato
Joe Pregiato 2 hours ago
Telecommunications Act of 1996: another unintended consequence of onerous government
LewDog053 2 hours ago
Rick, I respect your opinion, and maybe as a mega fan of 311 I respectfully disagree, Amber is possibly one of their biggest hits and still most will known songs, and it came out in the 2000's, along with a lot of other "hits". They still tour, do cruises, and release albums almost every other year. Come original
Jqo Jsi
Jqo Jsi 2 hours ago
Николай Белановский
Николай Белановский 2 hours ago
You sound differently Rick, are You all right?
Scotty Roxwell
Scotty Roxwell 2 hours ago
Probably the best video I've ever found concerning using modes in the real world.
Joe Pregiato
Joe Pregiato 2 hours ago
Always something interesting to say. Question; do you need to reed music for the Beato book?
Antipodeano 2 hours ago
Music history lessons! Love it!!!
Phillip Fry
Phillip Fry 2 hours ago
Love Street by the Doors is one of my personal favorites
Rolla Coasta Ride
Rolla Coasta Ride 2 hours ago
it's all about the drums, and tribal trends, most heavy music to me, if it is enjoyable to listen to, no matter how aggressive it sounds, is tribal, and in the metal world, it's various tribal elements all meeting up because of the drummers all using similar techniques and styles, I love Periphery because it reminds me of native tribal music, not trendy metal, it has a tribal core of validity, a heart and soul, and there are lots of metal bands from scandanavia, bringing viking tribal vibes, all the good stuff is tribal, all the crap is egos and attention seeking, and just grabbing money.
Pat Muir
Pat Muir 2 hours ago
Baby's on Fire.
aakkoin 2 hours ago
Those six media companies are like evil dystopian megacorporations, dinosaur media sucks.
Andy Daniels
Andy Daniels 2 hours ago
To me, all of the blocking by what you call “heritage artists” is an indication that copyright law has been perverted by overextending the length of time that a copyright lasts. One can argue that the framers never intended for an artist’s heirs/estates or corporate assignees of a copyright, nor, for that matter, the original creator, to collect rents in perpetuity. Part of the point of providing a *limited* monopoly to the creator is to encourage them to put their work out there so that others can see and build on it. It’s also limited to encourage the creators to keep creating new works and not simply rest on their laurels.
Erik Lawson
Erik Lawson 2 hours ago
You are spot on with this. I remember Smells like teen spirit debut on Headbangers Ball. I called my best friend cause it was so different from everything else. It changed our ears.
Carrie Diamond
Carrie Diamond 2 hours ago
Only a couple of the songs of this resonated with me. "Lay It Down" & "Killing In The Name Of". I'm surprised Moby Dick wasn't on the list. Maybe no instrumentals?
Robert duff
Robert duff 2 hours ago
What a wonderful ,heartwarming video. Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful Rose.
Todd jones
Todd jones 2 hours ago
6 companies.. keep rolling it around.. Cheers!
brandon koch
brandon koch 3 hours ago
Never knew you were a huge gish fan..spectacular album.would love to see you deep dive some of it.pumpkins fans would drool over it.also new folks would be turned onto it more..and you'd have fun and you know it.'m sure billy would even be more than o.k.with it😉 oh please!
Rd Mn
Rd Mn 3 hours ago
A key event that brought major label focus to seattle at the time was Madonna's vanity label, Maverick Records, signing of Candlebox. Madonna was a catalyst that brought about the cataclysmic event of delivering the Seattle underground culture to the American radio consumer.
Rd Mn
Rd Mn 3 hours ago
A key event that brought major label focus to seattle at the time was Madonna's vanity label, Maverick Records, signing of Candlebox. Madonna was a catalyst that brought about the cataclysmic event of delivering the Seattle underground culture to the American radio consumer.
ljp711 3 hours ago
I just want to say this... Limp Bisket were always awful. A bandmate of mine says they and others of their ilk were sexist, willfully offensive garbage that seem to promote sexual abuse. But that's not really the issue. I've never liked Nirvana especially since the quality of music went down the tubes the minute Nirvana came out with that stupid poppy album in '91. No it wasn't Limp Bisket's fault however vile they were. Once stupid poppy alterna-rock became a cash cow then all the majors bought out every underground label they could find. Punk rock became a pretty-boy Ramones-ripoff machine. Even once great punk groups like the Goo Goo Dolls found out they could make more money making bland pretty-boy pop. I don't think the 90s will ever be fondly remembered, well certainly not by myself anyways...
Rd Mn
Rd Mn 3 hours ago
A key event that brought major label focus to seattle at the time was Madonna's vanity label, Maverick Records, signing of Candlebox. Madonna was a catalyst that brought about the cataclysmic event of delivering the Seattle underground culture to the American radio consumer.
Chuck Itall
Chuck Itall 3 hours ago
Consolidating the news media for the purpose of propaganda and mind control and social cultural conditioning was the aim off government, left or right leaning, same beast. Music was simply a casualty they could care less about. Read Erich Fromm's afterword in Orwell's novel 1984 1961 reissue ...it explains exactly where we are as a civilization today, maybe just with out the stylized set design.. Of course that is only if you have the intellectual courage to cast off the bludgeoning of main stream establishment and look at it honestly.. As far as music goes hair bands became a joke, grunge was the antithesis of that. reinvent yourself or go extinct carry through many things. Or you become a classic.
Ali Al Rawahi
Ali Al Rawahi 3 hours ago
I want to live in your world.. man..
Alex Booyse
Alex Booyse 3 hours ago
Plus their names weren’t rock names. People looked at their names first rather than listened to their music
Thejohnnymanc 3 hours ago
I think the last true "popular" rock movement that happened was in the early 2000s, with bands like the White Stripes, the Killers, the Strokes, Franz Ferdinand...groove driven retro rock. After that, rock officially died as a "popular" music genre, there hasn't been a pop rock movement since.
Stephen Rochester
Stephen Rochester 3 hours ago
Good riddance to most of them.