This is a board for discussion about grunge on the whole. Stuff that doesn't relate to specific bands alone can go in here. Feel free to share with us how you discovered grunge and give your opinion as to what grunge is to you.
NO matter how you categorize a sub category. Music artists of the grunge era did not want to fit any certain label. They wanted freedom of expression .. so their music changed over the course of time. Kurt, of Nirvana saved earlier songs for later albums because he wanted those particular songs to fit with the album. I love the diversity that got categorized under the so-called "Alternative" label ...which seemed to be much of a fusion of everything (pop, country, folk, rock, psychedelic, punk, metal, etc.)
Yeah. This just isn't the same as this. And I could easily have picked WAY more diverse songs than those two.
That’s why we coined terms like Alternative Country, Alternative Dance, Alternative Metal, Britpop, Grunge, Noiserock, Shoegazing etc. to divide “Alternative” music into subcategories of similar-sounding music.
A good question in itself is, what is simply “Alternative Rock”?
Alice in Chains had one metal album...which was Facelift. The rest...with Staley anyway...was pure grunge.
I miss the comfort in being sad. Drive away and its the same, everywhere death row everyone’s a victim.
I think the whole original grunge has either moved into classic rock territory (especially the Big Four's catchier songs/hits) while the rest has faded into obscurity so a differentiation doesn't really make sense anymore. No band except the Melvins and Mudhoney is still around sticking to their creative origins, so whatever "metal grunge" or "punk grunge" there was isn't there anymore. It makes more sense to talk about the legacy of those bands than about their current(ish) output, given that there is any.
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otherimprov wrote:And who made you president of grunge town?