Generation Riff

Your Home For 90s Music & Culture

Generation Riff was created with you, the reader and 90s music lover in mind. If you're part of the Gen X crew like I am, chances are you grew up listening to punk rock, grunge, alternative, and hip-hop. This music defined us and created a brand new culture around the music. Generation Riff is here to discuss those times in detail via blogs, articles, videos, interviews, podcasts, and a book.

Slacker: 1991, Teen Spirit Angst, and the Generation it Created (Inspired by You Books) due 2023.


Let's bring the past back to life and relive the times, moments, and music that defined us then, and led us to become the people we are now. 

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29 Years Of Wu

Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the debut album of Hip-Hop pioneers, Wu-Tang Clan, continues to influence nearly three decades after its...

Falling Up - Chris Shinn

Shinn's latest offering is the album he needed to make and the one we needed to hear Photo credit - L DG Lucia De Giovanni One thing...

Music & Merch

As traditional record sales have gone away, selling merchandise is one of the only consistent ways for artists to make money...but it's...

Toadies Are Alive And Well

Fort Worth rock veterans owned the crowd at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey Photo credit - Michael Kravetsky/Watermrk Studios...

A Superstar Is Born

Dave Grohl debuts with Nirvana 32 years ago today No one could've predicted that a skinny punk rock drummer from the Washington D.C....

Getting Better With Age

R.E.M.'s 1992 album Automatic For The People still sounds amazing 30 years later Automatic For The People was released in the United...

Brains, Beats, and Bars

My conversation with Hip-Hop producer and Ph.D., Configa Artistry comes in many forms. Technical skill, hours, and years of practice in...

Snap, Crackle, Play

Those pops and hisses you hear when you drop the needle on the record are anticipatory bliss Listening to music is supposed to be a...

East To West And Back Again

Adam Silvestri of Radiator King rocks the East Coast again "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the...

Remember This Song?

Volume I - 1991 An exclusive Generation Riff look at a song you know, possibly love, but may have forgotten about Welcome back to another...