00s SUBCULTURES: Guidos/ New Rave



Popular among many young adults and teens in US cities like New York

Usually associated with stereotypes of Italian Americans in the North East, particularly New Jersey, New York and Conneticut.

Later made famous by hit US reality TV show, Jersey Shore.

 Fashionable labels from the guido style include:

Armani Exchange               Dolce & Gabbana               Lacoste              Versace

**            Males            **

Usually have spiked hair (sometimes frosted), polos and teeshirts which are tucked behind a large beltbuckle, Scally Caps (usually made of polyester) with designer labels like Kangol, muscle shirts, ripped acid washed jeans, flashy gold jewellery, “stunna shades” and both ears pierced.

**            Females            **

Follow more of a modern version of the Boho style.

Clothes include the same silhouettes of the boho style but more modern patterns and colors.

Juicy Couture is a trendy brand to go with this subculture along with the labels listed above for boys.

Known for fake boobs, fake hair, fake nails and fake eyelashes.

Guido’s can usually be stereotyped for going clubbing, tanning and going to the gym.




The British subculture made popular around 2006 by the rise of bands such as



*New Young Pony Club*



One of the most influential clubs of the New Rave scene

People would go to dress up and some of the best young fashion designers, artists and musicians would be sure to make an appearance.

Organised by musician K-Tron and Jim Warboy

Regular haunt for artist Stuart Semple, fashion designer Rubbish Fairy, performance artist Theo Adams, members of rock group Trash Fashion and the infamous underground pop artist Timothy Two-Tooth.


Dress code closely linked to that of indie and the original rave scene!

Skinny Jeans            Fringes                  Hair Falls              Baggy Clothes

  Fluorescent Colours       Glow Sticks           HighTops    Tripp Pants            Day-glo Clothing


90s Presentation


Here’s is a link to my presentation on 90‘s subcultures.

Includes music relating to subcultures.

Harvard Referencing 90’s:

 Frank Zappa – Valley Girl (with lyrics) – YouTube . 2012. Frank Zappa – Valley Girl (with lyrics) – YouTube . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB8JVTDOK-g.

Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts) [ORIGINAL] – YouTube . 2012. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back (I Like Big Butts) [ORIGINAL] – YouTube . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reTx5sqvVJ4.

Valley Girls, 1883. [DVD] Martha Coolidge, New York: Valley 9000.

“Gossip Girl” Valley Girls, 2009. [DVD] Mark Piznarki, Los Angeles: 17th Street Productions.

Clueless, 1995. [DVD] Amy Heckerling, Beverley Hills: Paramount Pictures.

Karen Healey | Chocolate in the Fruit Bowl. 2012. Karen Healey | Chocolate in the Fruit Bowl. [ONLINE] Available at:http://karenhealey.com/.

Pop Culture News: Popdose.com. 2012. Pop Culture News: Popdose.com. [ONLINE] Available at: http://popdose.com/.

 My Favorite Electro/Cyber Goth Bands – YouTube . 2012. My Favorite Electro/Cyber Goth Bands – YouTube . [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUMaG3jOwg0&feature=player_embedded.

Gothic Culture, gothic makeup, gothic tourism, gothic music and more. 2012. Gothic Culture, gothic makeup, gothic tourism, gothic music and more. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.gothic-culture.com/.

Cybergoth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2012. Cybergoth – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [ONLINE] Available at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cybergoth.

90s SUBCULTURES: Valley Girls/ CyberGoths



Valley Girls or ‘Val Gals’ were the stereotypical californian girls of the 80s and 90s, known for their ‘Val Speak’ & materialistic lifestyle.

Their styles, in the mid nineties, became more preppy schoolgirl style as seen in the 90s movie clueless.

Dress Code – Tartan skirts, Mini Skirts, Mary Jane Strappies, Knee high socks and Velvet hairbands.

Described as ditzy or airheads. Their interests involved shopping, personal appearance and social status.

Val speak is a large part of this group and was adopted by teenagers all over america.

Words such as:

-LIKE      -ASIF



Valley Girls can be seen in many films and TV programmes such as Gossip Girl, Valley Girl & Beverly Hills 90210.

Valley Girls were also made famous by musicians using their slang in their songs.

Frank Zappa – Valley Girl

SirMixAlot – Baby Got Back


Influenced by British techno, rave & trance style combined with a love for metal and rock music.

Industrial Music made by Industrial noise.

Use the Biohazard sign as their logo.

Dress Code – Unisex, destroyed fishnets, vinyl/ leatherette fabric, neon colours, dreadlocks & cyberlocks, corsets.
Seen in biohazard masks and cyber goggles.
High platform boots, military boots & fluffy boots.

Fave Shop – ‘Cyber Dog’, mid 90s. Located in Camden Stables.

Ideologies – Parts of Nazi & Hitler, Racism.

80s 24 Hour Party People


Above is the trailor for 24 Hour Party People. The British film about Manchester music scene from the mid-late seventies to the early nineties, through the eyes of the legend behind the scene, Tony Wilson and the other major Factory artists like Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays. It begins with the Punk Rock era, and moves through the 1980s into the “Madchester” scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Referencing 80’s:

24 Hour Party People Trailer – YouTube . 2012. 24 Hour Party People Trailer – YouTube . [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1Qz2x94q6A&feature=player_embedded

OVERKAST *visual playlist. 2012. OVERKAST *visual playlist. [ONLINE] Available at: http://overkast.tumblr.com/

24 Hour Party People, 2002. [DVD] Michael Winterbottom, Chester, England: Revolution Films.

Originals, NME, 2002. Madchester. 1st ed. Chester: NME Originals Series.

The Blitz Club – Steve Strange And Rusty Egan Present the Official Blitz Club Website. 2012. The Blitz Club – Steve Strange And Rusty Egan Present the Official Blitz Club Website. [ONLINE] Available at:http://www.theblitzclub.com/.

Blitz Kids – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 2012. Blitz Kids – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. [ONLINE] Available at:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blitz_Kids.

Kibble-White, G, 2005. Tv Cream: The Ultimate Guide to 70s and 80s Pop Culture. 1st ed. USA: Virgin Books.

80s The Blitz Kids


The Blitz club, http://www.theblitzclub.com

The Blitz nightclub in Convent Garden, London, frequented by a group of youngsters in the very early 1980s named The Blitz Kids. They were credited with launching the New Romantic cultural movement. The club was known for its outrageous style of clothes and make-up for both sexes and was also a birth place of several pop groups.

Some of the names of the Blitz:

– Steve Strange

– Boy George

– Marilyn

– Alice Temple

– Perri Lister

– Princess Julia

Billy’s club, www.urban75.org/london/gossips-club-london

After beginning at Billy’s nightclub in the late 1970s, the Blitz Kids found themselves bored with the whole punk genre with Billy’s beginning to have regular Roxy Music and David Bowie nights.  In an effort to find something new, they took to wearing bizarre home-made costumes and clothing and excessive amounts of make-up, presenting a highly androgynous appearance. As the group moved on from Billy’s to the more elitist “Blitz” club, this was widely considered to be the birth of the New Romanticism movement.