Erie Warrior wrote:I'm 29, and the Seattle rock scene was it for me. I was in Jr High when it started, but I still consider that the monumental music time for me. Considering what has come since then, excluding a short resurgence of rock in the early 2000's, I'd still go with PJ/AIC/Nirvana as generational anthem music for me.
I think the big question is which generation those of us with birthday, say, 1979-81 should fall. We're basically on the border of Gen X and Y, and while it was pretty clear that Nirvana was the anthem at the time I can't say for certain it was "our" generation's anthem.
(BTW, I think if you were going across all music, you can't ignore Nuthin But a G Thang.)
So right, after grunge fades and the big guys in rap die, and the Roarin 90s (like, as they say, other boom times) means that music is purely cash-flow entertainment...it seems that the iconic anthem for the late 90s-early 00s has to be the one that takes what worked in the early part of the decade and then commercializes it to the extreme. It doesn't hurt to toss in a little bit of celebreality, on the eve of the "Reality" Decade.
So it surprises me that nobody has yet suggested: The Real Slim Shady.