Guide to 90s Music

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Compared to other eras, the concept of 90s music is quite difficult to pin down. Eccentric and wide-ranging, the decade challenges easy labeling. The cross-pollination of music in the 1990s has left a boundary-breaking legacy that remains today. Teen pop and dance-pop trends, which started in the 1970s and 1980s, continued in … Read more

The History of New Wave

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It’s incredible to think that music comes in many styles and forms that appeal either to the broader audience or to a particular type of audience. Rock and pop music have branched out to different styles, including new wave. New wave emerged onto the music scene during the late 1970s and early … Read more

Artist Profile: Scorpions

Formed on 1965, Scorpion is a German rock band that is composed of Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Herman Rarebell on drums, Matthias Jabs on lead guitar, Klaus Meine on vocals, and Francis Buchholz on bass. Throughout the ‘80s, Scorpions received several critical and positive reviews from music critics. They also experienced … Read more

Whitesnake

Whitesnake

Formed by former Deep Purple member, David Coverdale in 1978, Whitesnake was an English rock band that is consist of Bernie Mardsen, David Coverdale, Neil Murray, Mick Moody, Jon Lord, and David Dowle. They are responsible for the hit albums “Ready an’ Willing”, “Come an’ Get It”, “Saint & Sinners”, and “Slide … Read more

Van Halen

Van Halen

Formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, Van Halen is a hard rock band that is composed of David Lee Roth on vocals, Alex Van Halen on drums, Eddie Van Halen on guitars, and Michael Anthony on bass. They were one of the most successful bands from the 80s. Throughout their career, they … Read more

Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears

Formed by British musicians Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith in 1981, Tears for Fears was founded after Smith’s and Orzabal’s first band, Graduate, disbanded. In the early 1980’s, Tears for Fears was known for being one of the new wave synthesizer bands but later they changed their genre into mainstream rock and … Read more

The Pretenders

The Pretenders

Formed in Hereford, England in March of 1978, The Pretenders is an American-British rock band that is composed of Chrissie Hynde on lead vocals and rhythm guitars, Martin Chambers on drums and percussion, James Honeyman-Scott on lead guitars and keyboards, and Pete Farndon on bass and backup vocals. Over the course of … Read more

The Human League

The Human League

Formed in Sheffield, England in 1977, The Human League is an English synth-pop band that rose to fame because of their album “Dare”.  Their hit singles include “Don’t You Want Me”, “Mirror Man”, “Human”, “The Lebanon”, and “Tell Me When”. The band originally consisted of Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh, and Philip … Read more

INXS

INXS

Originally known as the Farris Brothers in 1977, INXS (pronounced as “in excess”) is an Australian band that is consist of Tim Farris in guitars, Jon Farris on drums, Garry Gary Beers on keyboards, Kirk Pengilly on keyboards and Micheal Hutchence on vocals. INXS was responsible for the hit songs “What You … Read more

The Cure

The Cure

Formed in 1976 in Crawley, West Sussex, The Cure is an English rock band that experienced a lot of line-up changes but still emerged to be one of the greatest bands in the 80s and beyond. They were one of the few bands who started in the 70’s that managed to make … Read more

Simple Minds

Simple Minds

Formed in 1977 in Glasgow, Simple Minds is a Scottish rock band that is currently composed of Jim Kerr on vocals, Charlie Burchill on guitar and keyboards, Catherine AD on vocals, guitar and keyboards, Sarah Brown on vocals, Ged Grimes on bass, Cherisse Osei on drums, and Gordie Goudie on guitars. They … Read more

Wham!

Wham!

Considered to be one of the most successful pop artist of the 80’s, Wham! Is an English duo composed of George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. They had several worldwide chart topping songs like “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go”, “Careless Whisper”, and “Everything She Wants”. Over the course of their career, Wham! … Read more

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

Formed in 1975 in New York City, Talking Heads was an American rock band that is comprised of David Byrne on lead vocals and guitar, Jerry Harrison on keyboards and guitar, Chris Frantz on drums, and Tina Weymouth on bass. Talking Heads helped paved the way for new wave music to make … Read more

Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

Formed in London in 1981, Pet Shop Boys is an English synth-pop duo that is consist of Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant. The Pet Shop Boys was hailed by The Guinness Book of Records as the most successful duo in the UK. They have won three times in the Brit Awards, nominated … Read more

R.E.M

R.E.M

Formed in Georgia in 1980, R.E.M is an American rock band that is composed of Bill Berry as the drummer, Peter Buck on guitars, Mike Mills on bass and back up vocals, and Michael Stipe on lead vocals. R.E.M was one of the pioneers of the alternative rock genre. Their single “Radio … Read more