1992 was one of the best years for music, ever. We'll get back to that later.
In 1991, Primal Scream fused Acid-House/Manchester-Rave with Rock'nRoll/IndieCred. They knew they would look cool, so they did it.
In 1992, Pulp fused New-Beat/Euro-Dance with Bubblegum/Pop. They knew they would look square, but they did it anyway.