What's the wimpiest/most lol u moshing 2 that?? band you actually saw ppl mosh to in the 90s

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for me, the cranberries

tho a friend who worked at first ave swear ppl moshed to they might be giants

ppl would mosh to fucking anything in the 90s

my dream is to own a fly casino (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 23 July 2010 19:53 (nine years ago) link

Toad the Wet Sprocket.

grab you by the boo-boo and don't let go (kkvgz), Friday, 23 July 2010 19:55 (nine years ago) link

You can probably lock thread.

grab you by the boo-boo and don't let go (kkvgz), Friday, 23 July 2010 19:56 (nine years ago) link

ppl would mosh to fucking anything in the 90s

oh this is so so true

I may be making this up but I want to say that in high school we once started a moshpit for "Pump Up the Jam"

jaymc won $5800 on day 1! (HI DERE), Friday, 23 July 2010 19:56 (nine years ago) link

probably a tie between The Cure and The Cranberries

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 19:57 (nine years ago) link

I sorta remember moshing at the Beautiful South show I saw in 1992, during the extended horn jam at the end of "Love Is..." in an encore. But that was a long time ago, could just be imagining it. tbf it was about as rocking as the night got (good show though)

Euler, Friday, 23 July 2010 19:59 (nine years ago) link

i think there was some kinda mosh pit/conga line thing that happened when i saw tmbg circa 1993. it wasn't pretty!

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:00 (nine years ago) link

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"Woman in the Wall" used to have a big hoedown at the end of it and they segued it into "You Should Be Dancing" a fair bit round then iirc

Anyway I think I remember moshing to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" at some point

flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:02 (nine years ago) link

"Livin' on a Prayer" is far less wimpy than moshing to "Friday i'm in Love"

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:03 (nine years ago) link

I also have a friend who swore people moshed at a TMBG concert in the early 90s.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

I remember repeatedly seeing people mosh to "Come on Eileen" at a teen dance club

ghee hee hee (La Lechera), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

Mazzy Star

This is way less moshing-est than any other band named on this thread so far.

(It was when they were supporting the JAMC but still, they were so NOT moshing material.)

Milk From The Milkman's Wife's Tits (Masonic Boom), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:04 (nine years ago) link

TMBG moshing in the early 90s - it was a thing

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:05 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i mean, you see video of things like Lollapalooza or i dunno, Woodstock II, and people are moshing to highly inappropriate stuff. I think there's video of Dylan at Woodstock II with a lot of crowd surfing.

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:06 (nine years ago) link

pretty sure that those early 90s TMBG moshers are all highly paid professionals now

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:06 (nine years ago) link

TMBG were pretty upbeat. I can imagine people moshing to them. But moshing to "Fade Into You" is just plain o_0

The Milkman's Wife (Masonic Boom), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:07 (nine years ago) link

yeah, i think ska played a role in this

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:08 (nine years ago) link

the TMBG phenomenon - not Kate's Mazzy Star example - which is definitely o_O

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:09 (nine years ago) link

toad the wet sprocket is winning right now ftcsah

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:10 (nine years ago) link

http://nicalbonic.blox.pl/resource/HORATIO_CAINE.jpg

"i think ska played a role in this"

goole, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:11 (nine years ago) link

that's some next level abbreviation there, Steve, I have no clue what that translates to

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:12 (nine years ago) link

Maybe Velocity Girl?

Trip Maker, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:13 (nine years ago) link

Nah, that would be vg surely

flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:14 (nine years ago) link

We moshed to EVERYTHING at our middle school dances. Hammer, BBD, Mariah. The only thing remotely approaching moshable was Billy Idol though.

grab you by the boo-boo and don't let go (kkvgz), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:14 (nine years ago) link

Not exactly wimpy but I saw young fat kids moshing to Boss Hog and couldn't help but think that it was their first show.

Nate Carson, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:14 (nine years ago) link

yeah, ska confused people ... i can recall people moshing to a straight-up reggae band in the early 90s. it didn't work.

tylerw, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:15 (nine years ago) link

TMBG had a lot of very energetic, punky songs. Nothing weird about moshing to them.

grab you by the boo-boo and don't let go (kkvgz), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:16 (nine years ago) link

plenty weird about liking them

goole, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:16 (nine years ago) link

it's a damn good thing I never attended a Stars Of The Lid show - the urge to mosh would have been overpowering

Anti-Suggest Ban Order (acoleuthic), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:19 (nine years ago) link

(JUST KIDDING)

Anti-Suggest Ban Order (acoleuthic), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:19 (nine years ago) link

I guess we don't have any general moshing threads? b/c I'm gonna sound like a meathead but some of my best 90s concert experiences involved pits...Fishbone in 1992 was transcendent: huge & crazy pit swirling, then a guy in the band (a horn player? can't remember) got completely naked, crowd-surfed over the pit to the back of the crowd & then back to the stage; then simultaneously the music & the lights in the venue all shut off (so the pit convulsed in the dark, pretty freaky) & then after 30 seconds or so a single spotlight was turned on the singer, who sang unaccompanied for a few minutes, & iirc it was some kind of gospel-type song. I still get chills thinking about that: all that violent energy being channeled into something spiritual, ultimately.

Euler, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:20 (nine years ago) link

moshing vs skanking

I was sleep so I was lost (herb albert), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:21 (nine years ago) link

lol @ mazzy star!

teledyldonix, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:22 (nine years ago) link

Mazzy Star

This is way less moshing-est than any other band named on this thread so far.

(It was when they were supporting the JAMC but still, they were so NOT moshing material.)

― Milk From The Milkman's Wife's Tits (Masonic Boom), Friday, July 23, 2010 4:04 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark

lol this is the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread. I went to an American date on that same tour & yeah, there was moshing. Generally, you could find moshing at any given all-ages "alternative rock" show from 92-96 or so.

the new hot dawg stand in compton (Pillbox), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:22 (nine years ago) link

toad the wet sprocket is winning right now ftcsah

that's some next level abbreviation there, Steve, I have no clue what that translates to

For those ceeping score at home?

All 10 songs permeate the organs (Dan Peterson), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:23 (nine years ago) link

I have moshed to Fishbone in the 90s and it was very good.

Trip Maker, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:24 (nine years ago) link

the posies

156, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:24 (nine years ago) link

me & my highschool best friend would mosh to Fleetwood Mac at our friend Ben's house - who was a big FM fan, but we did it pretty much to annoy him, though i think my best friend was also flirting w/him a bit by doing this

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:26 (nine years ago) link

Dave matthews band

San Te, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:27 (nine years ago) link

They have a special method for calming the pit down I believe.

flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:28 (nine years ago) link

by sucking?

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:30 (nine years ago) link

Also Foreigner and Smash Mouth

San Te, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:31 (nine years ago) link

is there ANYONE DMB won't dump their shit on

jaymc won $5800 on day 1! (HI DERE), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:32 (nine years ago) link

Oh yea and also saw kids going pummel-nuts to John Mayer

San Te, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:34 (nine years ago) link

John Mayer wd make me want to pummel nuts I think

flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:35 (nine years ago) link

Mainly John Mayer's

flashing drill + penis fan (Noodle Vague), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:35 (nine years ago) link

lol

horseshoe, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:37 (nine years ago) link

Low

Moshy Star (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:37 (nine years ago) link

j/k

do people even mosh anymore? seems so quaint.

Moshy Star (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:38 (nine years ago) link

uh, yeah

Anti-Suggest Ban Order (acoleuthic), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:38 (nine years ago) link

now that i think about it, i think my friends and i fake moshed to abba at my 16th bday party sleepover (summer 1991)
not sure this counts since it was insincere

i also saw people moshing to material issue when i saw them at an amusement park in the 90s (RIP geauga lake)

ghee hee hee (La Lechera), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:39 (nine years ago) link

Shakey, never change, you're a gem!

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:39 (nine years ago) link

Does moshing occur at rap shows

San Te, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

Does moshing occur in Finland?

sarahel, Friday, 23 July 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

the posies

― 156, Friday, July 23, 2010 8:24 PM (14 minutes ago) Bookmark

Which makes it an opportune time to link to Ken Stringfellow's Moshers and Me.

the penis cream pilot walked free (Phil D.), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:42 (nine years ago) link

A nod or a catch of the eye might start off a circle-pit frenzy. Usually the beginning of a song will do, but if it's a fast one, it might catch you unawares so it's wise to bring hobnail boots, gum shields or head protection. That might be overstating it, but as someone who has fainted mid-squeeze at a Real Big Fish gig recently, I advise you to come equipped.

It sets a good tone, as George Norton, 25, from Victoria, says: “I've been circle-pitting for some time but I'm glad to see it's gone mainstream. I can't see why you wouldn't because it gets the crowd going better than anything else, which always makes a good gig.”

tomas altbrolin (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

Pretty much every wussy indie gig I went to in the mid-90s had people moshing or at least trying to. That doesn't happen any where near as much these days and not just in a "lol you old" way.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 16:25 (nine years ago) link

I think my answer to this question is probably Ben Folds Five though.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 16:25 (nine years ago) link

I had my first crowd surf to Space at Reading Festival ('97?), and I remember getting quite bruised in the mosh to "C'Mon Kids" by the Boo Radleys at the same festival.

village idiot (dog latin), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 16:27 (nine years ago) link

Pretty sure people will still mosh to anything at Reading.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 16:28 (nine years ago) link

four years pass...

music that was playing over a PA (no band onstage)

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 23 May 2015 04:42 (four years ago) link

The punk/ska/cabaret band World/Inferno Friendship Society has plenty of moshable songs for their loyal following, so even when the band broke into a waltz, the fans all paired up and waltz moshed like mad.

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:19 (four years ago) link

"jaymc won $5800 on day 1! (HI DERE)
Posted: July 23, 2010 at 2:56:36 PM
ppl would mosh to fucking anything in the 90s

oh this is so so true

I may be making this up but I want to say that in high school we once started a moshpit for "Pump Up the Jam""

Just here to confirm this urban legend.

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:52 (four years ago) link

Or perhaps suburban legend

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:53 (four years ago) link

Rural maybe

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:53 (four years ago) link

Fuck you it happened ok

a strawman stuffed with their collection of 12 cds (jjjusten), Saturday, 23 May 2015 05:53 (four years ago) link

wasn't moshing but there was this Christian convention I went to in my youth group days and there was this musician named Mark Imboden who was this jam bandy, hippie type Christian that played inoffensive acoustic Christian folksy stuff and these kids started crowd surfing to it.

then again their only alternatives at that festival were Rebecca St James and Nouveaux so

Hammer Smashed Bagels, Saturday, 23 May 2015 06:06 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Everclear

Neanderthal, Sunday, 25 September 2016 04:40 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

DC Talk

You shoulda seen the enforcer

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 23:21 (two weeks ago) link

Does this count as moshing, y/n

https://youtu.be/W3DllvVSsLc

No actual physical contact and almost certainly not the '90s but, well, kinda feel like this video should be a valid answer to any question posed by humans so there you go

Dr. Teeth and the Women (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:22 (two weeks ago) link

i think it counts as brain damage possibly being airborne contagion

papa stank (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:29 (two weeks ago) link

not moshing but i went to see the kranky 25th anniversary/ambient church show at a historic church on the campus of the university of chicago and they had a security guy posted right in front of the "stage" (where the preacher would normally stand) who was actively stretching out before the show

na (NA), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:31 (two weeks ago) link

General Admission at any Mercer Arena show in Seattle from ‘93-‘97 was a constant pit. Lights up, between bands, didn’t matter. We moshed.
Most surreal example was a kid who crowd surfed at the theater where I saw Singles on opening night. I think it was during the Soundgarden part.

Yelploaf, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:44 (two weeks ago) link

I saw Singles in a Detroit-area theater with other flannel-garbed teens, and there was definitely light moshing in the seats. (When the mellow opening section of Smashing Pumpkins' "Drown" started up, a guy said to his buddy next to him -- "Don't worry, it gets a lot harder.")

stop creeping my instagram storiez (morrisp), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:59 (two weeks ago) link

they had a security guy posted right in front of the "stage" (where the preacher would normally stand) who was actively stretching out before the show

irl lol
can totally see that

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

Poi Dog Pondering

omar little, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 18:20 (two weeks ago) link

Eels.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 19:26 (two weeks ago) link

The Boo Radleys c1997 at Reading Festival. It was pretty hardcore

doorstep jetski (dog latin), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:17 (two weeks ago) link

Echo & the Bunnymen at Lollapalooza second stage in '98, maybe.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:33 (two weeks ago) link

The most anti-mosh was in high school, during model UN (lol nerd, I honestly did it to go record shopping in DC). There was some party at the end, with a DJ, which back then meant playing rock music, more or less. They played GNR's"Paradise City," for some reason (why not something from Use Your Illusion?) but cut it short before the fast coda, because they didn't want kids to mosh! This must have been ... spring '92, maybe?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:38 (two weeks ago) link


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