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Which Crew Were You? 90s Music, 90s Crew

by Amanda Murray January 22, 2016 6 Comments

Which Crew Were You? 90s Music, 90s Crew

 

JNCO fans are a diverse group who come from all over the world and share many different interests and passions. What bonds them together is a shared love for bold, innovative apparel. Back in the 90s, music often guided style – which crew were you?

Skate Punk

Skate punk comes from the same roots as JNCO: Southern California in the 1980s. Bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat, and Bad Religion influenced a generation of skate punk bands like NOFX, Suicidal Tendencies, Rancid, and Lagwagon. The music was loud and fast, mimicking the intensity of skateboarding. Punk split off in two differences: hardcore punk like Hatebreed, Endpoint, Charles Bronson, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. At the other end of the spectrum were California pop punk bands like Green Day, The Offspring, and Blink-182. JNCO was always perfectly aligned with skate punk and was born out of the same spirit.

Rap & Hip Hop

The spirit of non-conformity behind rap and hip-hop always aligned so well with JNCO. In the early and mid-90s, rappers like N.W.A., Ice-T, 2Pac, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and Naughty by Nature took hold. Even as the decade shifted to dominant rap forces like Eminem, DMX, Xzibit, and Wu-Tang Clan, the values of JNCO still held strong. As written on allraphiphop.com, JNCO is “merchandise for the hip-hop generation.”

Goth

Along with Doc Martens, black JNCO jeans and apparel are basically the trademark item in any 90s goth’s wardrobe. The music of the era for goths includes 80s bands like Joy Division and Bauhaus, megabands like Depeche Mode, and 90s icons like Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson.

N ü -Metal

As the 90s bled into the 00s, the Nü -Metal movement took hold for a lot of teens. Baggy JNCO jeans were a big part of the Nü-Metal look. Bands like Limp Bizkit, Korn, P.O.D., Saliva, Kittie, and Staind represented this genre.

Raver

The raver of “club kid” outfit of the 90s was all about bright colors, neons, glow sticks, glitter, pacifiers, and of course JNCO jeans. Ravers danced the night away to bands like The Prodigy, The Crystal Method, Die Antwoord, Fatboy Slim, and 808 State.

Lilith Fair

At the whole other spectrum from the electronic/techno scene was the unplugged yet powerful Lilith Fair scene, based on a concert tour founded by Canada’s Sarah McLachlan. Artists like Fiona Apple, the Indigo Girls, Liz Fair, and Lauren Hill brought feminism and girl power to the forefront, but there was always room for JNCO.

Pop

If you were a teen in the late 90s, swimming against the current wasliking pop music. Let’s be honest – did you rock a choker chain, eye liner and 40” inch JNCOs only to go home and crank Backstreet’s Back on your Discman? C’mon, you can tell us. We won’t hold it against you. You’re a genie in a bottle, baby.

Other

Hey peeps, we know that JNCO fans can’t be pigeonholed into one specific group. Maybe you were a little skate, a little goth, a little punk back in the day…and all badass. What band or song was your jam back in the day? What music do you love now that you would have laughed your ass off in the 90s?
Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray


6 Responses

West
West

June 14, 2017

Definitely the hip hop skater kid with a then uncommon penchant for video game themed wear like that green mushroom track suit jacket and the band tee style Nintendo shirts…I had a nes belt with the actual controller before HT and Spencer’s had em

Sara
Sara

February 02, 2016

I was a little of all of them and I loved to rock my jncos no matter what I was representing!

tom
tom

January 26, 2016

i was a Nü-Metal and Pop Punk guy. i didn’t skate, but played in bands, and i didn’t play a show i wasn’t sporting my jncos.

Rick stephenson
Rick stephenson

January 25, 2016

I was a goth/numetal guy. I was also a skater. But not a punk listener.

Michael Bush
Michael Bush

January 25, 2016

I was a skate punk racer, and jnco was there through it all!

Jeanna
Jeanna

January 23, 2016

I was problem a little scatepunk mixed with raver. But either way soo glad u guys are making a cone back

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