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  Grunge Music History Page by Chuck Ayoub
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 music can be sharply constrasted to hair metal's macho lyrics, anthemic riffs, and a perceived lack of social consciousness, especially in the race to attract mainstream audiences.
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 music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grunge music is generally characterized by "dirty" guitar, strong riffs, and heavy drumming.
Grunge fans in the Pacific Northwest believed that the media gave excessive importance to the clothing worn by grunge musicians and fans, along with other aspects of the local culture.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grunge   (3782 words)

  
 Grunge music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is a genre of alternative rock inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal, and indie rock.
Grunge bands avoided the complex, high budget presentations that bands from other musical 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.
Similarly, the media would view grunge as a whole culture, assuming it to be Generation X's attempt to create a culture similar to the hippie counterculture of the previous generation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grunge_music   (3782 words)

  
 Grunge music - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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.
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.
Most grunge fans and music critics believe that grunge emerged as a popular genre and was embraced by mainstream audiences in reaction to the declining popularity of hair metal.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Grunge   (3340 words)

  
 Grunge Music - Style, Roots, and Influences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Grunge music is generally characterized by "dirty" guitar, strong riffs, and heavy drumming.
Grunge involves slower tempos and dissonant harmonies that are generally not found in punk.
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.
www.grungemusic.net   (565 words)

  
 Grunge, a genre arisen from punk
In general grunge is defined as punk combined with metal in a slow tempo as also defined in the New Grove encyclopaedia.
One of the most important things to realise is that grunge is such as each subculture a rebellion against predominating culture, in the case of grunge it was in the first place local, in Seattle against the dominating macho rock culture.
Following on this the nature of grunge is not to take itself seriously, because adopting a negative term as 'grunge' to promote a music scene indicates already that irony and sarcasm were extremely important in the music scene.
www26.brinkster.com /snowcover/Grunge1.htm   (1151 words)

  
 Grunge music Summary
Grunge music (sometimes also referred to as the Seattle Sound) is a genre of alternative rock inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal, and indie rock.
Grunge bands avoided the complex, high budget presentations that bands from other musical 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.
Grunge fans in the Pacific Northwest believed that the media gave excessive importance to the clothing worn by grunge musicians and fans, along with other aspects of the local culture.
www.bookrags.com /Grunge_music   (5129 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 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.
Grunge bands sounded like Goth music played by a heavy metal band stoned on Robitussin, and they stole their clothes from street junkies, many of whom were actually in Grunge bands and later died of heroin overdoses.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=grunge&r=f   (1543 words)

  
 what is grunge??? - Music & Musician Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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   (408 words)

  
 grunge
Grunge was an early defining musical phenomenon of the 1990s, which distinguished 1990s rock music from that of the 1980s.
Grunge bands were noted for their punk mentality and attitudes, and the music shares with punk its raw sound, fast tempos, and often vocal delivery.
Grunge bands avoided the complex, high budget presentations that bands from other musical genres such as heavy metal were known for; complex light arrays, pyrotechnics, and other visual effects unrelated to playing the music were not part of the concerts.
www.artistopia.com /grunge   (3036 words)

  
 List of grunge music albums - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of original, influential grunge music albums.
They appear on at least one (cited) list, either a best-of for the genre or in the top five of a list for a specific year (and are described as "grunge" or "post grunge" by allmusic.com.
The Seattle-based Presidents of the United States of America were clearly part of the same local music scene that produced the most prominent grunge bands, but their generally cheerful, poppy sound does not fit the grunge archetype.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_grunge_music_albums   (716 words)

  
 BBC - 6 Music - The Great Debate
Grunge allowed me as a 13 year old to escape the overplayed dance music that everyone was listening to at the beginning of the nineties.
Your comment musical inability is also total nonsense, P.Jam, and a few others that rose out of that scene, could actually play their instruments and write beautiful lyrics, much unlike your beloved Sonic Youth who excel at feedback solos.(Incidentally, S. Youth inspired loads of smug talentless noise mongers for years to come!).
I loved 'grunge' music, but to be honest it was just part of the whole x-gen period when everyone started to relax and broaden their tastes after the anally retentive 80's.
www.bbc.co.uk /6music/shows/music_week/debate_grunge.shtml   (5208 words)

  
 From Away » Blog Archive » Reliving Grunge
Grunge is thing that you, or allready have it or you’ll never have…Gunge is total new way to see the world, grunge is simplicity and hanger…Grunge is “hey, I’ll sit here ad wait for media to give me what they want me to like.” Grunge is total Nirvana.
The Grunge music scene was a huge part of my teenage years growing up, and it still is to this day.
The character of the music was ingenious, the lyrics had meaning and were deep, not like the bubble gum rock of today.
www.from-away.net /archives/2004/11/27/reliving-grunge   (2097 words)

  
 Grunge music - Enpsychlopedia
Grunge involves slower tempi and dissonant harmonies that are generally not found in punk.
It is likely that the term was seen as appropriate because of the "dirty" guitar sound that grunge is known for (the word grunge itself means "dirt") and the unkempt appearance of most bands of the genre which was in direct contradiction to the relatively polished look of hair metal bands of the late 1980s.
Image:Soundgarden-Superunknown.jpg Heroin use amongst grunge musicians was also a serious problem for the continuation of some grunge bands.
www.enpsychlopedia.com /psypsych/Grunge   (3740 words)

  
 Grunge Rock Music Band Links
Mudhoney were among the leaders of the grunge movement which would eventually include such alternative rock powerhouses Nirvana and Pearl Jam.
All were part of the raging Seattle music scene of the 1990s and paved the way for bands of the present as diverse as Korn and Jon Spencer.
A testament to the esteem in which the band's music is held can be no-so-subtly in found in Cameron Crowe's grunge spotlight "Singles." The movie focuses around a fictional band "Citizen Dick" which is said to be based on Mudhoney and its music.
www.geocities.com /gaymusic03/grunge.html   (657 words)

  
 Eric's Homepage | "If It's Illegal To Rock 'N' Roll, Throw My Ass In Jail -Kurt Cobain"
The Grunge generation is said to have originated as a marraige between Seattle's hesher and punk scenes.
Grunge may or may not have been a wise term to use for a delinquent youth generation.
Wrong not only was the grunge movement turning to new areas, but they were forming their own music.
www.freewebs.com /ericbrolin/grunge.htm   (1345 words)

  
 Mayor's Office of Film & Music: Seattle Music History
With rude music and rude names—the Lewd, the Perverts, the Enemy—Seattle’s pioneering punks were shunned by the music establishment and relied on renting old community halls and making their own records.
Grunge was sparked in the mid-1980s when a few metalheads and punks called a truce and began exploring common ground.
As the grunge era faded, the international media was confounded by the emergence of yet another hit-making Seattle band, the Presidents of the United States of America.
www.cityofseattle.net /music/history.htm   (2162 words)

  
 Grunge
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.
The music was being overplayed and it was only a matter of time before their was a backlash.
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)

  
 AskMen.com - Kurt Cobain
Nirvana was definitely not the first band out of Seattle to play Grunge music, but it was the one that would make it explode, sending it to ridiculously stratospheric heights before making it crash and disappear from the earth's surface.
While the Def Leppard's and Bon Jovi's created great rock music sugarcoated with layers of guitar tracks and monster vocals, Grunge music was sharply more raw and devoid of the excessive production polish.
Grunge blended rock with punk, fitting since Punk came around in the 1970s to give classic rock a good kick in the caboose when the likes of Styx and Boston were filling airwaves.
www.askmen.com /toys/entertainment/35_gossip.html   (586 words)

  
 Downloads - Download Music - Download MP3s
To satisfy their fans' demand for new music, two rarities collections were issued -- the 1995 EP Ask for It and the 1997 import My Body, the Hand Grenade.
Its appeal tends to depend upon the depth of the listener's interest in grunge, but regardless, the seeds of a revolution are certainly audible.
Their music is oppressively slow and heavy, only without any of the silly mystical lyrics or the indulgent guitar solos -- it's just one massive, oozing pile of dark slime.
www.mp3.com /grunge/genre/320/subgenre.html   (4390 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
DEFINITION: "Grunge" is defined as music typified by the Seattle label, SubPop, and bands such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, etc. Grunge is relatively unproduced, guitar based music.
CON - o "Grunge" music might need to be more clearly defined, as obviously not all grunge bands are from Seattle or the subpop lable.
DISCLAIMER: I rarely listen to grunge music myself, but I have just come to the conclusion that such a group is needed, as much of the traffic on alt.music.alternative concerns grunge bands.
www.faqs.org /usenet/news.announce.newgroups/rec/rec.music.grunge   (392 words)

  
 Neowin.net > Grunge Music Forever
Not a fan of grunge to be honest and not a fan of Static-X, but they arent grunge.
When the Grunge scene was it, i was just about 9-14, i guess Soundgarden's "Superunknown" (1995) was one of the last good grunge albums, although it wasn't entirely with a grunge vibe, i guess those were the times to be rebellious.
They're not really a grunge band as their first album was in 1983 (!!!) and they still are a awesome, awesome band, latest release sonic nurse was just last year.
www.neowin.net /forum/lofiversion/index.php/t383632.html   (1780 words)

  
 AN APPROACH TO GRUNGE AS A CULTURAL PHENOMENON V 99.1 by Hendrik Heuser
Although the grunge musicians never wanted to be stars but just wanted to make music they became extremely popular.
They aren't in to get rich by their music but play just for fun, as a hobby or to have created something which gives their lives a sense.
There's something like a grunge ethic, which includes the clothes and the attitude, but as the new grungers don't care for it very much, it perhaps will die out when the old bands are gone.
www.geocities.com /SunsetStrip/Lounge/8578/main3.htm   (1627 words)

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