GREENRIVER....fathers of grunge?

Some say Green River was the group that started it all. The band members would later go on to be in Mother Love Bone, Mudhoney and Pearl Jam. Come express your opinion on how grunge started and the role Green River had in its formation.

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GREENRIVER....fathers of grunge?

Post by Angst-Ridden » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:33 am

Does anyone else consider them fathers of grunge? They were the first seattle grunge band and they gave birth to other bands and are connected with most grunge bands... Monkeywrench, Mudhoney, Steve Turner (solo), PearlJam, The Melvins, BloodLoss, the list is endless.....
Can anyone argue they were not the fathers of grunge? Anyone else think of a band that they think was the father of grunge?
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Post by March2Fuzz » Sun Sep 18, 2005 8:37 am

I dont know.. Melvins could be, Malfunkshun maybe?? But those bands were taking little bits of influence from earlier bands. They evolved from on bands like U-Men and those really early alternative/punk bands, so could you call them "the fathers of grunge?".. Thats what i think anyway. But im not really that fussed...
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Post by Angst-Ridden » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:46 am

im not an epert on early grunge... never heard of U-Men... did they come from seattle? Cus i think the fathers of grunge definatly have to come from seattle...
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Post by Leech Bucket » Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:41 pm

I'd say they are the "first child" of grunge. The Melvins was the father of grunge and Malfunkshun was the mother.
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Post by Leech Bucket » Sun Sep 18, 2005 5:49 pm

They def do
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Post by Angst-Ridden » Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:00 pm

Adam you didnt need to post all that... i knew therewere alot of bands that came from around seattle... i was just saying that the Farther had to come from Seattle or atleast near it!!
Perhaps historically U-Men or the Melvins were the first Grunge band... but since apparently Mark Arm was the first to invent the word grunge... green river was the first Grunge band. Also many people may have thought they were the first definitive sound of grunge...
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Post by Angst-Ridden » Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:30 am

Ok... i believe you, ofcourse im gonna have to listen to some U-Men before i can decide whether they are first grunge or punk going on grunge.. ill probably try and download some
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Post by incessantmace » Mon Apr 06, 2009 1:58 am

Wow, a very detailed sum-up of grunge regionalism, Adam! I only noticed this just now, so have my belated thanks for this :D

Don't forget that Tad was originally from Boise, too. And that mini wave of the Gits, 7 Year Bitch and Alcohol Funnycar who immigrated from Ohio to Seattle. I think some other persons of the grunge panorama came from places outside the Pacific Northwest, but it doesn't change the whole picture.
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Post by Christeson » Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:58 am

Hey everyone, this is my first post here. Big grunge fan, but obviously not as big as I once thought. A lot of that information blew me away and some of those bands I have never heard of. I'm going to have to check them out. As far as Green River being the fathers of grunge? I'd say their more like the visionaries. They saw where the music at that time was headed and took the road first. Thats my opinion.
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Post by incessantmace » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:23 am

Hey Christeson, welcome to the board! Yes, there are some pretty big grunge fans around here, but make sure you don't mess with the Alice Mafia :shock: :wink2:

(Oops, just noticed your post was from two weeks ago... don't be mad, usually the bunch around here is pretty quick with saying hello to new members :) )

Why don't you post in the Introduction section and tell us a little bit more about yourself?
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Post by j-bug » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:01 am

LESS of the Alice Mafia talk punk.esecialy if you know whats good for you.
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Post by Pennyroyaltea » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:20 pm

Christeson wrote:Hey everyone, this is my first post here. Big grunge fan, but obviously not as big as I once thought. A lot of that information blew me away and some of those bands I have never heard of. I'm going to have to check them out. As far as Green River being the fathers of grunge? I'd say their more like the visionaries. They saw where the music at that time was headed and took the road first. Thats my opinion.
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Post by infinitegrunge » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:45 pm

What does that even mean? If there was someone to show them where the music was going, they wouldn't have done it first. And if they DID do it first because they somehow envisioned "where music was going" (which I doubt since they were just guys making music cuz they were bored) then they are the fathers of grunge.

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Post by Pennyroyaltea » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:35 pm

infinitegrunge wrote:What does that even mean? If there was someone to show them where the music was going, they wouldn't have done it first. And if they DID do it first because they somehow envisioned "where music was going" (which I doubt since they were just guys making music cuz they were bored) then they are the fathers of grunge.
thats not what this means
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Post by nicos » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:51 am

Angst-Ridden wrote:Adam you didnt need to post all that... i knew therewere alot of bands that came from around seattle... i was just saying that the Farther had to come from Seattle or atleast near it!!
Perhaps historically U-Men or the Melvins were the first Grunge band... but since apparently Mark Arm was the first to invent the word grunge... green river was the first Grunge band. Also many people may have thought they were the first definitive sound of grunge...
nah he didn't invent the word nor was he the first to coin the music grunge he said so himself.

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