90′s Chick Rock Mix


I know what you’re thinking. DOTH MINE EYES DECEIVE ME? Is this crazy B really take us back to a time when ball chain necklaces were our favorite accessory (ew) and Skeet Ulrich ruled our ladyboner!?? Put on your slips and Docs betches, ’cause youz about to get hit with a blast from the past! This mix (first for the year!) is all about female-fronted rock bands or chick singers, focusing on the mid to late nineties when precious Rie Rie was in high skoo. My style during this era was… a TASTE OF EVERYTHING! Much similar to now! GIMME A TASTE! Standouts included: black rubber bracelets, 69 baby clips , TOOTHBRUSH bracelets (DISGUST THAT BETTER NEVER COME BACK), plaid grandpa pants, slips (got sent home from school once) kid size thrift store tees, lunchboxes as purses (Should I show you guys my collection sometime?) while channeling slutty Drew Barrymore (best Drew B era), Fairuza Balk, Janeane in Reality Bites, a little bit of Clueless Cher, Shirley Manson, a dosage of Gwennabe and Ethan Embry in Empire Records. Yes I had his outfit. That was back in the day when I wore pants.

You guys, that was the best thrifting time of our lives.  Sorry to anyone that missed it.

Download: 90′s CHICK ROCK MEGAMIX!




1 Ashe Mischief { 01.21.10 at 5:16 pm }

OMG Orbitz drinks. I wish you hadn’t reminded me of those. OBSESSEEDDD.

2 leah { 01.21.10 at 5:17 pm }

Such good songs…I have them all already except for the 4NonBlondes song. You and I would totally have been friends back then!

3 The Friendinator { 01.21.10 at 5:18 pm }

Oddly enough, I was just wearing my docs yesterday…

Great comp! Gonna DL tonight! Thanks Agent Lover, for fill our hearts and ears with great music!

4 Ashleah { 01.21.10 at 5:25 pm }

Wow that sounds like my high school soundtrack!! I hope No Doubt decide to tour Australia

Empire Records is a favourite, Robin Tunney looked awesome with a shaved head & was also in the Craft

5 desboobs { 01.21.10 at 5:40 pm }


6 ninetwelvetwentyfive { 01.21.10 at 5:49 pm }

oh my, this is just fanbloodytastic. love love love every track .. such memories! thank you xox

7 Joslyn { 01.21.10 at 6:03 pm }

AWESOME! I still listen to 1/2 of these songs. And I owned more than 1 pair of thrifted grandpa pants.

8 chiaroscuro { 01.21.10 at 8:44 pm }


9 Teresa DiVicenzo { 01.21.10 at 9:14 pm }

Lush followed by Liz Phair? Perfection!

10 Val { 01.21.10 at 9:19 pm }

You are damn right about it being the best thrifting time of our lives! I definitely did the docs, the slips. the plaid poly pants, the homemade Bikini Kill and Huggy Bear t-shirts. I used to thrift THE BEST chunky granny-made cardigans back in the the 90′s! Thanks for the awesome memories! xo

11 jesika { 01.21.10 at 11:35 pm }

oh sister… i dont need to tell you how awesome this is. i must make my own mix. the 90s lives forever in my heart, and i think of robin tunney in empire records every time i shave my head (and i hum that “so freeeee… for the moment” song to myself as i do it). i still rock combat boots (wore em under my graduation gown), baby barettes and my rosie the riveter lunchbox purse that i got in SEATTLE is still kicking around here somewhere. 90s never die!!

12 The Naked Redhead { 01.22.10 at 6:07 am }

GOOD GOD, such flashbacks on this dreary Friday morning. Thrifting was AMAZING in the 90′s…best grandpa sweaters, old 70′s cords, pleather coats and prairie dresses. And, seriously, to this day, I love girl rock like I love no other. Sigh…”Spin the Bottle”, yes, I miss you.

13 melissa { 01.22.10 at 9:05 am }

omg! you hit every single 90′s trend on the nail! i was a total ball chain necklace wearing, thrift shopping, plaid pants wearing, black rubber bracelet loving, grampa sweater wearin’, doc lovin’ girl! but what the hale is a toothbrush bracelet??? god even the lunchbox as purses trend! and baby barrets!! i tried that one but my hair is too thick :( LOVE THE TRACK! GREAT JOB AS ALWAYS M’LADY!! ah memories..:D

14 corazones rojos { 01.22.10 at 2:03 pm }

I feel like you’re inside my head sometimes. This post totally describes me in jr high/high school.

15 C { 01.22.10 at 3:50 pm }

You are awesome. I just had so many Gr 9 flash backs reading that track list. I’m putting on my docs and my ball and chain necklace and having a 90′s dance party tonight.

16 little melinda { 01.22.10 at 4:51 pm }

my dad got me tickets to the Lilith Fair for my 14th birthday. That is where I purchased my most beloved multi-colored, corduroy patch-work mini skirt. I think I can stop there. but seriously…this shit is so nostalgic.

17 Annie Dangerpaws { 01.22.10 at 5:01 pm }

How do you do the things you do, Marie? BRILL. And you even kept it lady-style.
I broke my wrist in 1998 and they had to cut off my black rubber bracelets. SO BUMMED!

18 Steve Sparshott { 01.23.10 at 5:03 pm }

Best thrifting time is right, I spent the decade in charity-shop-everything, plus a pair of trainers that cost twice as much as everything else put together.

It pleases me greatly that I own more than half of these tracks.

19 Crystal { 01.23.10 at 5:43 pm }

I seriously almost have tears in my eyes right now!! About to download, burn to disc and drive home singing at the top of my lungs!!

20 Kate { 01.23.10 at 5:55 pm }

I think I still get a ladyboner for Skeet…

I recently found my GIANT, rainbow ball chain necklace. It was so rad in 1998.
Being an Aussie, I tended to style myself after Silverchair’s Daniel Johns, along with the aforementioned Ethan Embry.

Good times. Thanks for the download, great mix!

21 Tonia { 01.24.10 at 5:09 am }

I ran across your blog, you are funny azz hell! A must read. Don’t you just love the 80s?

22 body loving blogosphere 01.24.10 { 01.24.10 at 5:17 am }

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23 mikkie { 01.24.10 at 10:41 am }

Thank you so much for that! Flashback all the way. Makes me wonder, where have all the great rock chicks gone? And where the hell are new ones?

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25 Liz { 01.26.10 at 3:44 pm }

Those Docs are sexual.
Actually, just this whole post. I’d like to make out with it, providing my butterfly clips don’t get snagged in it’s hair.
Seww embarrassing.


26 marybeth { 01.26.10 at 5:17 pm }

Thank you so much for this! I own a good amount but not nearly all of these tracks. This reminds me the 90s-ist concert I ever went to: Veruca Salt, Marcy Playground, and Cake!
The only thing that disappoints is the lack of Throwing Muses! I don’t understand the world’s indifference towards Ms. Donnelly’s step-sister and other band.

27 Mace Elaine { 01.26.10 at 11:08 pm }

I just got back my Docs from my sister, who’s had them for the last 10 years, and man, are they beat up. They lasted through my punk and post-punk phases, and even though they barely fit anymore, I can’t seem to get rid of them. I might have to drag them out for this weekend, if nothing else to give them one last go-round.


28 jesika { 01.28.10 at 9:21 pm }

@Crystal – MMMM daniel johns! i still dig him!

29 Vintage Vivant { 02.01.10 at 3:02 pm }

I woke up with 4 Non Blondes in my head yesterday and had to listen to “What’s Up” right away. Thank you for this!

30 Evolving { 02.12.10 at 8:29 am }

OMG. I thank you for this. Was craving some nineties chick rock and you totally did all the leg work. HEART!

31 Chel Vudú { 02.12.10 at 4:57 pm }

This post seriously made me tingle all over.

32 Twinkie Chan! { 04.12.10 at 3:05 am }

Holy shitballz!! I have been reading your blog for the last hour.

It is this entry which told me for sure that I loved you.

33 carol { 01.05.11 at 12:41 pm }

you’re awesomely brilliant to the nth degree. keep up the time travels.

34 marie { 01.12.11 at 9:20 am }

Thank you Carol!! Hoping nobody gets sick of it!! xx

35 body loving blogosphere 01.24.10 | medicinal marzipan { 01.13.11 at 3:02 pm }

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36 Maribel { 01.29.11 at 1:19 pm }

omgawd! you’re like the big sister i wish my real life big sister was like!!! lolz

37 marie { 02.01.11 at 4:40 pm }

aw what a sweet comment! Thanks Maribel !

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