When Alternative Becomes Dad Rock

Originally published at https://www.splicetoday.com.

I was eight when I first saw Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video. It was loud and scary, Mom hated it, and I loved it. Suddenly local radio station WHFS overflowed with a new wave of bands that popped up out of nowhere-Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, etc.-and all the synth pop bands of the 1980s died off…

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Tris Mamone

Tris Mamone

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LGBTQ News Columnist and Journalist. They/them. Bylines: Splice Today, Rewire, Swell, HuffPost, INTO, etc. trismamone@gmail.com