So, I don't know how much this makes sense, but I am writing this in response to a blog post here, from Kim's coolio blog. She posted a bunch of songs from the 90s that she loves/d and it made me realise how much I was just not into music then.
When I was at school, I was still totally in love with the Beach Boys, and The Mamas and The Papas, yet I was totally ashamed of my dorky music tastes, and pretended to have a clue who Pearl Jam were like my friends. I once totally got tore to shreds by stupid Louisa cause I didn't know who the people out of some band like Cast were (who are cast?? Exactly!). Anyways, I never liked the Foo Fighters til I was in 6th form, I never really cared about Reef, or Smashing Pumpkins, or any of the stupid ass bands my friends liked!
I secretly loved Steps (STEPS!!!!! Oh for shame) and SClub7 for some reason. I also have a 98Degrees single. These were my private shame.
There were a few bands I actually liked, like Kula Shaker (they're coming back!!!) and My Vitriol and, I dunno, Sleeper? Oh, I liked Oasis quite alot, and never liked Blur til much much later.
Anyway, there's no real point I am trying to make, it's just funny how those songs Kim posted (with the exception of 'Peaches' by The Presidents Of The USA) just left me cold. I don't feel the flush of nostalgia for them like I do with the songs I did love.
I am probably over-stating the case with all this, because I wasn't contantly petrified that my daily Steps-singing would be found out, and I didn't spend my whole life living a lie pretending to love music I hated, I did like SOME of it, I just wasn't so into it as I pretended I was.