Originally Posted by Jeremy Bender
I remember walking into a record store in the late 80's (remember those?) and seeing that the majority of the bins were labeled Alternative. I asked the salesman what all these records were the alternative to since it was the majority of music being sold there.
He looked at me like I just beamed down from Jupiter! I guess he didn't see the irony. Oh well...
I remember having a similar discussion in like 1991, and I find it hard to believe 19 years later, so many mainstream bands are still called "alternative".