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If you were a teenager in the mid-nineties...

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BetterGoNowMary Mon 23-Oct-17 10:52:39

....what do you remember?

I have to write something from the perspective of a 15 year old boy in 1995 and I'm just a few years too young to remember it was like.

Hoping the hive mind can help!!

lavenderpekins Mon 23-Oct-17 10:57:58

Trainspotting
Earth song
Twisted firestarter

Branleuse Mon 23-Oct-17 10:58:39

Head bags
Curtain haircuts
madchester
grunge
oasis, blur, nirvana

SilverSpot Mon 23-Oct-17 10:59:44

Curtain haircuts
YES!

Jingleberry Mon 23-Oct-17 11:00:35

Britpop

ArseholesOnToast Mon 23-Oct-17 11:01:20

The Chart Show on a Saturday morning
Indie and Brit Pop
Definitely curtain hair!

EdgarAllanPO Mon 23-Oct-17 11:02:00

Brit pop. Telephone bills. Small rucksacks. Clear complexion make up. Heather shimmer. Hair mascara.

ShesAStar Mon 23-Oct-17 11:02:31

Hyper Global colour changing T-shirts
Pop shots
Two Dogs
East 17 and Take That
Hubba Bubba
The Word
Biker Grove

EdgarAllanPO Mon 23-Oct-17 11:03:11

It girls. Sugar magazine. More magazine (position of the month)

IHeartKingThistle Mon 23-Oct-17 11:03:34

Britpop. T shirts with cute slogans on. Scuffing up your new trainers on purpose because brand new trainers were deeply uncool. Using payphones. Endless school lectures about HIV/AIDS. The Full Monty coming out at the cinema.

Cakescakescakes Mon 23-Oct-17 11:03:47

Having to phone people on their landline (having memorised the numbers) and speak to their parents to see if there were at home. Also sitting in the hall to use the phone as it had a cord on it.

Buying the NME every week to read about all the britpop bands - only source of info as pre internet.

Making mix tapes for friends

Taping favourite songs on a double tape deck from the Top 40 on a Sunday evening

Listening to Evenig Session with Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq while doing gcse revision.

WinteryWalk Mon 23-Oct-17 11:05:02

Hooch & MD 20/20 drinks (both vile!)

TizzyDongue Mon 23-Oct-17 11:05:34

Haircuts i recall:

undercus with the long bit on top tied back in a pony tail
Curtains

Doc Martin's and the old army clothing - especially the German coats. Canvas bags with band names written on them.

I'm more early nineties though - moved into my 20s in mid-nineties.

LookAtAllTheBullshit Mon 23-Oct-17 11:05:50

1990 was the release of Nintendo game boy so by 1995 was affordable for many.
1995 was release of PlayStation 1 which was seen by many kids as more grown up than Nintendo N64.
I was 17 in 95

BoobleMcB Mon 23-Oct-17 11:06:53

Adidas Poppers
Reebok Classics
Reverse Charges
Playing Out!
White Lightning
Lambrini
MD 20/20
Snake
3310's
Child's Play
Angst
Showing you mine so you show me yours

Rainyboooooo Mon 23-Oct-17 11:07:14

As someone who was a 15 year old girl in 1995, I remember getting a mobile phone (!) where you could only write limited character texts a bit like tweeting, drinking pints because we were all ladettes, FHM magazine, Trainspotting, platform trainers, bloody spice girls everywhere with girl power and at the time I thought they were twats, blur vs oasis.

My years might be slightly out as I spent a lot of that time at Silver and the End of the World pub in Camden 😳

MagicFajita Mon 23-Oct-17 11:07:50

Definitely Trainspotting and britpop. Iconic albums like Jagged Little Pill. Getting a mobile phone that was a huge brick , no text messages at that stage either. Cider in the park with friends...

Oh and Friends being the ultimate Friday night viewing.

A programme called "this life" that seemed like a terribly grown up thing to watch!

Drum n bass music being huge.

Ahardmanisgoodtofind Mon 23-Oct-17 11:08:48

Alcopops esp hooch
Big flared jeans -that were always too long and wet and raggy at the bottom, with splits up the side.
Hair slicked back in a scrunchie with two bits either side of the face.
Boys had curtains or a no 1 with a fringe at the front.
Piercings just beginning to become a big thing.
Hair mascara.
Straighteners than you had to fill with water.
Still recording onto tape from radio but buying CDs
Lots of dance routines, and either lots of wonderfull cheesy music, trance, happy hardcore or grunge and you HAD to like just one type covering books with posters. All the cool boys smoked.
Man united fever but that may have been later 90s.
Ecstasy being in the news alot, Leah betts and people wearing t-shirts with her on sad

GerrytheBerry Mon 23-Oct-17 11:08:59

Getting the song words from smash hits magazine
Taping the chart countdown off the radio
Thinking cds were so modern.
Britpop, wearing head to toe Adidas and slogan t shirts
Using sun in spray to lighten hair (horrible horrible)
Thick wedge shoes including flip flops!
There will be more to come I'm sure

Tunnocksmallow Mon 23-Oct-17 11:09:13

Bjork buns.
Black cherries lipstick
Oasis v Blur
Britpop
Indie
Kickers shoes
Sweater shop jumpers
Spliffy jackets and jeans
Coloured short dungarees
Vauxhall corsa
Hooch
Byker Grove

Nothingrhymeswithfamily Mon 23-Oct-17 11:09:23

Body shop dewberry perfume. And that cream foundation that left everyone orange or pasty white.
Yes to heather (or coffee!) shimmer
Lynx for boys.
Brit pop
Badielle and skinner
The start of main stream stand up comedy
The tv show game on
My older sister was more into the rave scene though so I guess that was slightly earlier 90's.
She never went to a rave though.
But had house speakers filling the boot of her Vauxhall nova to blare it out.

Curtains on boys was the look. I think every poster on my bedroom wall had boys with curtains.

StarsAndStripes18 Mon 23-Oct-17 11:09:25

Soldier, Soldier.
Boyzone.
Westlife.
Curtain haircut.
Pay phones.

I’m sure there are more...

BoobleMcB Mon 23-Oct-17 11:09:47

Discman
MiniDisc
Rewritable CD's and knowing someone who ripped albums in to them (possibly later rather than mid 90s)
Too much wet look hair gel
Perms on boys
White dog shit

LookAtAllTheBullshit Mon 23-Oct-17 11:10:37

Videos were tapes as DVD players weren't release until 1998, so video stores - blockbusters were around for you to browse and rent films.
Libraries still existed for most areas so borrowing books (and overdue fines!)

MrsZB Mon 23-Oct-17 11:10:55

I was doing my A levels in 1995. I went to Glastonbury for the first time. We went to pubs and clubs a lot. Got hammered on snakebite and black. Smoked cannabis and took speed. Lots of random snogging. Didn't have a mobile or the internet. No email. Worked at a supermarket part time. Felt quite disengaged from wider society. Had lots of fun!!

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