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  Grunge Music History Page by Chuck Ayoub
The grunge movement was the introduction of an independent-rooted music genre and eventually more commercially successful offshoot of hardcore punk, thrash metal and alternative rock in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
The emergence of "grunge" as a genre and its embrace by the mainstream is usually thought of as a reaction against the popular dominance of hair metal.
Grunge was embraced by the youth for its simple defiance of the then-cultural norm, which was seen by many as a corporate-dominated and superficial popular culture.
home.att.net /~grungehistory/grunge_music_the_grunge_movement.htm   (617 words)

 Grunge Forum: GrungeForum
Bands that don't have their own category from the original Grunge Explosion.
Talk about the new breed of Grunge Rockers.
While there aren't many grunge concerts these days, you can still get concert tickets for great bands.
www.grungeforum.com   (565 words)

Grunge moved from a local sound in Seattle through national and international venues and became a part of the musical vocabulary of most subsequent bands.
At the local level in Seattle the grunge scene was limited to gigs in local clubs, the production of fanzines, record releases on small local labels staying true to its roots and keeping the movement alive but the kids in plaid couldn't keep the corporate wolves at bay forever.
Suddenly grunge became embedded in the popular culture and to the artists who pioneered the movement it lost its appeal at the same time.
www.silver-dragon-records.com /grunge.htm   (1641 words)

  Grunge music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grunge bands avoided the complex, high budget presentations that bands from other rock genres such as heavy metal were known for; complex light arrays, pyrotechnics, and other technological visual effects unrelated to playing the music were not part of the concerts.
Clothing commonly worn by grunge fans in the Northwest in its early years was a blend of the punk aesthetic with the typical outdoorsy clothing (most notably flannel shirts) of the region.
Another factor that may have led to the fall of grunge's mainstream popularity was the advent of the sub-genre of grunge known as post-grunge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grunge   (3460 words)

 Grunge music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that was inspired by hardcore punk, thrash metal, and alternative rock.
The popularity of grunge was one of the first phenomena that distinguished the popular music of the 1990s from that of the 1980s.
Grunge evolved out of the Pacific Northwest's local punk rock scene, inspired by local punk bands such as The Fartz, The U-Men, and the feedback and distortion intensive, and pop-punksters The Fastbacks.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Grunge   (3283 words)

 Articles - What is Grunge Rock?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grunge and many other genres should probably not be considered their own genres.
Arguably the most important distinguishing characteristic of grunge popping up as a musical style was the development regional identity, which was a result of several factors, the most notable of which was when Sup Pop began hyping themselves as a record label.
A big reason that grunge developed as a specific scene (and Sub Pop's existence became possible) is because the music was created by a relatively small group of people (many friends) who often reformed and started new bands with people in the same area.
www.fahrenheit128.com /art_defininggrunge.htm   (1368 words)

 Popular Culture - Grunge
The very term "Grunge" can have a variety of meanings, and it is a worthwhile exercise asking people of varying ages and backgrounds what they understand by the term.
To study Grunge as a case study for the creation of popular culture though, requires a bit more historical perspective.As Spin magazine proclaimed in December, 1992, "Seattle...it's currently to the rock world what Bethlehem was to Christianity".
Grunge is simple one of an infinite number of case studies.
hsc.csu.edu.au /pta/scansw/grunge.html   (3512 words)

 Creating grunge brushes | Veerle's blog
My recent tutorial about creating pattern backgrounds sparked some questions from readers if I could do the same for something that is referred to as “grunge”.
The pattern tool is ok for repeating items but the grunge look gets it effectiveness just from the randomness I think.
There are a lot of good grunge brush sets floating around for download, but many of them are so overused.
veerle.duoh.com /blog/comments/creating_grunge_brushes   (1708 words)

 Grunge St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grunge is the name given to the hard rock music produced by bands such as Nirvana,; Soundgarden,; and others, in Seattle, Washington,; from the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.
Few, if any, of those groups ever described themselves as "grunge," and the stereotyping of grunge as humorless and angst-ridden is a serious distortion.
Nonetheless, the same media scrutiny that bred those misrepresentations turned grunge into a worldwide phenomenon that shaped not only music, but also other aspects of popular culture such as fashion.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100545   (967 words)

 Urban Dictionary: grunge
Eventually, grunge was used to describe a fashion style, which consisted of torn and faded jeans, flannel shirts, and ratty t-shirts, as well as bands such as Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, and Alice in Chains.
'grunge' reached the mainstream in the late 1980's/early 1990's with the breakthrough of acts such as nirvana, soundgarden, mudhoney, pearl jam, alice in chains and so on and so forth.
grunge really ended around the time of the death of kurt cobain in 1994, but many origional fans see the end of grunge with the over comercialisation of the music around the time nirvanas nevermind was released, the most extreme case of this overcomercialisation being the vogue grunge spread.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=grunge&r=f   (904 words)

 JS Online: Grunge
In its simplest definition, grunge was a hard rock genre that came out of the Pacific Northwest in the late '80s and peaked commercially in the early '90s with the global success primarily of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden.
Grunge's marriage to Generation X may have been one of convenience by a media trying to make sense of both the music and the people listening to it.
All these outlets led to grunge being the first genre of music to be analyzed in the present tense, as it was happening, which led to every element of grunge being reverse-engineered (by the media)," he added.
www.jsonline.com /onwisconsin/music/apr04/219687.asp   (1690 words)

 Grunge music - Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As a style of music, grunge is generally characterised by "dirty" guitar, strong riffs, heavy drumming and angstful (if not out-and-out dark) lyrics.
The sonic resemblance to such 1960s Northwest bands as the Wailers and, most particularly, the Sonics, is unmistakable, and grunge clothing was a blend of the punk aesthetic with the typical outdoorsy clothing (e.g., R.E.I. and Eddie Bauer flannel shirts) of the region.
An interesting case of this backfiring on the media was the grunge speak hoax, which caused The New York Times to print a fake list of slang terms that supposedly were used in the grunge scene.
www.greatestinfo.org /Grunge_music   (1021 words)

 Musician Forums - what is grunge???   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grunge is: "A style of rock music that incorporates elements of punk rock and heavy metal, popularized in the early 1990s and often marked by lyrics exhibiting nihilism, dissatisfaction, or apathy." - dictionary.com
grunge is a label that coporate america slapped on pretty much every rock band to break in the early nineties that couldn't be put into the metal or punk category.
Grunge is just a label that the companies used to sell these "new" bands to a certain demographic.
www.musicianforums.com /forums/showthread.php?t=31125   (398 words)

Grunge's powers allow him to take on the physical properties of anything he touches.
Grunge has a typical surfer-dude mentality, he is interested in girls, skateboarding, girls, music, girls, partying, and lets not forget girls.
Grunge's wandering eye is forever earning him the wrath of Freefall.
kd.dynip.com /marvel/grunge.htm   (225 words)

 KNAC.COM - Boards - If the grunge era had never happened...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The grunge era was the one era that everyone was just themselves and nobody fukin lied for nobody.
He was only one guy in a big music scene but because he was a member of the first popular grunge band he became the face of grunge and the "saviour of music".
Grunge was good in that it ridded the world of all the mediocre, clone 80's bands that were only signed to record deals because they looked like Poison or Guns 'N' Roses or sounded like Skid Row or Motley Crue.
www.knac.com /article.asp?ArticleID=1467&StartTime=1/1/2050   (815 words)

 The History of Rock Music - The Nineties
Grunge was one of the big phenomena of the 1990s, although it was largely confined to the United States.
Barkmarket (11) coined a form of "progressive grunge", an explosive mixture of Jesus Lizard and Sonic Youth that relied on David Sardy's uncontrolled histrionics (reminiscent of Mick Jagger at his worst) and guitar bacchanals a` la Surgery to craft the chaotic, incendiary atmospheres of Vegas Throat (1991).
In the south, grunge merged with the local tradition of "southern boogie" and with the countless flavors of blues, soul and gospel: Alabama's Verbena, with Souls For Sale (1997); Georgia's Collective Soul, with Hints Allegations And Things Left Unsaid (1994); Texas' Toadies, with Rubberneck (1994); Oklahoma's Nixons; etc.
www.scaruffi.com /history/cpt512.html   (1337 words)

 Please title this page. (baffler.html in gapcode)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thomas Frank (Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1994) rose to prominence as editor of The Baffler, an influential journal of cultural criticism.
Started in 1988 by Frank while he was an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, The Baffler moved with him to the University of Chicago as he pursued a doctorate in American History under Neil Harris.
While The Baffler is famous for rekindling popular interest in the Frankfurt School, it is also often remembered as the journal which broke "The Great Grunge Hoax" story.
instruct1.cit.cornell.edu /courses/hist100.96/baffler.html   (235 words)

 USATODAY.com - Nirvana found: Grunge finds its way back   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some of the hottest grunge bands from the mid-90s, like Pearl Jam, are back this fall with new albums.
The Seattle-spawned grunge of the early '90s is resurfacing in newly released music by the genre's biggest names:
Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden reigned during the golden era of grunge before losing ground to the late-'90s influx of teen pop and rap-rock.
www.usatoday.com /life/music/news/2002-10-07-grunge_x.htm   (415 words)

 Books & Culture Corner: Entertain Us - Books & Culture
But both tribes persist among thirtysomethings as well as post-Columbine youth throughout the Western world, the grunge label is useful shorthand, and the conjunction of a Nirvana greatest-hits package with the new Pearl Jam recording, Riot Act—not to mention the publication of Kurt Cobain's journals—offers a fitting occasion to examine an enduring cultural legacy.
Apart from the oversized flannel shirts, wool hats, and perhaps overly self-consciously bedraggled accoutrements, the music sought to imaginatively identify and forcibly uproot the seeds of dysfunction that are perhaps especially evident in American homes and schools.
The indifference associated with the grunge label is the last accusation one could now level at Pearl Jam, whose work includes an effort to overcome Ticketmaster's hegemonic hold over live performance and a longterm commitment to social action.
www.christianitytoday.com /books/features/bccorner/021216.html   (1311 words)

 Grunge Tutorial
Make a transparent image the size you want your grunge image to be.
Now, you need to choose an image that will give some "grunge" effects to your final image, so you want to choose a photo that has a lot of detail in it.
There are numerous things that you can do to add effects to your grunge.
www.nkuehl.com /tutorials/grungetutorial.html   (721 words)

 Grunge News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Grunge News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
But Seattle grunge refugees Mudhoney will be there, and the suggested donation will benefit earplug purveryors Hearing Education & Awareness for Rockers.
Sub Pop Records would probably like to forget grunge music at this point, but the Seattle-based independent record label is best known for releasing Nirvana's first album, among other early-'90s grunge...
www.topix.net /music/grunge   (656 words)

 Neil Young Godfather of Grunge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nirvana's Kurt Cobain is often cited as the Godfather of Grunge.
Both grunge and punk were relatively short lived musical genres that had a much greater impact than their sales, radio play, and concert performances would indicate.
In addition, it is clearly evident that Young's style had a massive and tragic impact on grunge disciple Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.
www.thrasherswheat.org /gog.htm   (1150 words)

 Grunge Music Nirvana Foo Fighters Forum Newcomer Bands and more
an approach to grunge as a cultural phenomenon
grunge music (sometimes also called seattle sound) is an independent-rooted music genre that became a commercially successful in the early 90's.
if you have articles about grunge please send them to us.
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 Free Grunge Music: Albums, Songs, Videos, Playlists - Rhapsody Online
Free Grunge Music: Albums, Songs, Videos, Playlists - Rhapsody Online
Grunge operated underground in 1980s Seattle, staying there until the end of 1991 when MTV put Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video into constant rotation -- at which point Grunge unwittingly went global.
Take Rhapsody with you on a portable player
www.rhapsody.com /alternativepunk/grunge   (67 words)

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