With their faces disguised by black, tar-like cloth--shaded further by dark top hats, enshrouded in ostentatious suiting--grunge-rock duo The Lost Poets are equal parts visual and sonic, building a shadowy artistic experience with image as much as with their instruments.
I did what any curious twelve year old would do and started reading. I hadn't yet had the proper sex tutorial -- and who better to teach you about the birds and the bees than Madonna and a dominatrix named Dita.
Lately my 6-year-old daughter has become more interested in music. She knows songs on the radio that I don't even know, lyrics and all. And so, when playing my music on shuffle in the car, I've had to be more careful. Like when Snoop Dogg suddenly comes on.
Today, many of these tracks have fallen into obscurity, but they deserve another listen, as they still sound incredible. In alphabetical order, here are my picks for the 90's best singles that missed the Top 50 (with accompanying video links).
With legendary lady rappers Eve and Trina in the house, our queens were asked to put their thing down, flip it and reverse it! And they did -- with varying results! Were you feeling Team Panty Hos? Or were all about the Ru Tang Clan?
The '90s were an objectively better time, and its culture -- from music to movies to sitcoms, and even the goofy fashion -- are still worth loving. But culture must move forward, not backward, or else it loses all purpose.