Yeah, sure? Why not lead off with a photo of Johnny Rotten kissing seaweed?
Primal Scream, August 1991
Nevermind came out the next month.
Spiritualized, August 1992
Wonder if Jason Pierce still has that shirt…
Okay, okay — we’ll buy it!
R.E.M., November 1992
It’s that hat, right?
Courtney Love, December 1992
What does her chest say?
“Ouch” is right.
Shane MacGowan & Victoria Clarke; Björk & Dom Thrupp, August 1993
’90s indie rock boyfriends: Where are they now?
“We don’t want plaid. We want crimplene, glamour, wit and irony.” Jeez, good thing you guys found Oasis.
Erasure, June 1994
Pretty sure this wasn’t retro in 1994…
This look is really working for Keith Flint.
Morrissey, March 1997
And this was before he started saying all those crazy things about immigrants.
Kenickie, September 1997
We had almost forgotten about Kenickie!
Air, January 1998
Little-known fact: This photo spread provided the inspiration for Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s The Gates.
Placebo, March 1999
Did you know Placebo had their own nail polish back in 1999? In your face, Bieber.
Marilyn Manson, March 1999
Meh, not the worst we’ve seen Manson look.
And it was all downhill from there…