A list of things that arn't very old that 20 somethings probably wouldn't even know about:

Carter USM
Ned's Atomic Dustbin
The Orb
The Charlatans
The Levellers
The Smashing Pumpkins
The X files
The Shamen
Mark Morrison
Generation X
The Lemonheads
Sky Magazine
Sandra Bernhardt
River Phoenix
The Farm
Father Ted
Alan Partridge
The Word
Game On
Terry Christian
Twin Peaks
Beavis and Butthead
Eva Herzigova

...not saying I liked many of them (I HATED the Levellers), just that I can imagine plenty of kids who are 20 now who were 5 or 6 at the time and wouldn't know anything about this stuff. I'm sure Ned's Atomic Dustbin must be due a comeback by now


Gaw said...

The great thing about music is it seems to be repeatedly forgotten and rediscovered. I've lived through three mod revivals at least!

Brit said...

The Charlatans are still great! Massively underrated (them and Supergrass).

I assume Nirvana are still popular with depressed youths?

worm said...

yes I think Nirvana are in the 'proper classic' category and as such can never now go out of fashion -they play 'smells like teen spirit' on radio one all the time (although none of their other tracks for some reason)

Supergrass were great, I met them once at a photoshoot as they were launching their first album and they were pretty wild!!

some other ones to add to my list include Morcheeba, Dodgy, Kula Shaker, Sneaker Pimps and, more recently The Strokes

Brit said...

Kula Shaker - oh dear, cringe. Mansun in the same bracket.

The Strokes' first two albums were great - bloody hell that's only a couple of years ago, surely?

worm said...

yes Kula Shaker...any spuriously 'mystical' band led by a bloke called Crispian should rightly be consigned to the dustbin of history and spat on repeatedly

yeah strokes was only a "couple" of years ago (nearly 9 now) but do you think a 20 year old would know anything about them? They would have been 11 at the time their big album hit the conciousness of twenty and 30 somethings, and they're hardly in the spotlight...

Gaw said...

When's the next mod revival? I think one's due. Or did I miss it?

worm said...

there's one every 18 months or so I think. Graceland era Paul Simon is the big influence at the moment

Brit said...

Yeah, Vampire Weekend are very Graceland.

Kevin Musgrove said...

This is why I usually pitch my cultural references fifty years or more back. It's depressing to get blank looks for references to the day before yesterday.

worm said...

...Too true Kevin, thats exactly what I was telling Zig & Zag just last week