Scratch that, let's go back to 1994/1995 for a little bit. I remember seeing the video for Closer a lot, when I was about 5 or 6, and I know it sounds cheesy, but seeing that video really did change my life. I was pretty scared until I was about 7 haha. I also remember seeing the video for Sweet Dreams, that shit scared me too.
Back to 1996.
My first favorite band that I can remember were the Spice Girls. Let me tell ya, I fuckin' loved them. I had Spice girls notebooks, pens, posters, cds, dolls... you name it, I had it. Pretty much everyone in my family made fun of me for it. I understand why now.
Somehow I wound up with Live Through This, maybe it was my older brother's. Needless to say, I didn't really listen to it until I was a little bit older (like 3rd grade).
My brother used to babysit me. He would play the music that he liked. This consisted of
The Misfits (they're one of my top artists now)