Favourite bands from the 90s by Kav Temperley
When I was about 16, the album Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins came out, and it turned out to be a real game changer for me, it taught me that you can be indie but still write huge catchy songs.
Pixies are one of my all-time favourite bands – they only just scrape in to the 90’s category, but they are important. They really helped invent that quiet loud thing that Nirvana grabbed and ran with but the vocals and song writing of Frank Black is a huge influence.
Nirvana were definitely a moment in time me that helped form who I am as a musician, I still remember hearing and seeing the video for Smells Like Teen Spirit for the first time – after that, nothing was the same. Kurt Cobain, like Bob Dylan, showed us that anyone could pick up a guitar and write a song.
I think every dude has been through a metal phase in their life, and for me the band that stuck with me the most was Kyuss and especially their sophomore record Blues For The Red Sun. Sonically they were amazing, but I also love how the albums sounded like one big song, with all the tracks running to each other… the idea from the band was to listen to it as a whole.
Jeff Buckley was really important to me, I was lucky enough to see him play live twice on his album tour in Australia. I think out of all the bands I’ve mentioned so far this is the only album that I’m currently still going back to.
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